Miller & Chevalier Teleconference: Revised DoJ Guidelines
The Miller & Chevalier White Collar practice group held a teleconference to discuss the U.S. Department of Justice's revised policies regarding the federal prosecution of business organizations. The revisions come in the wake of the highly-publicized dismissal of the criminal cases against a number of former KPMG executives, and were announced by the DoJ while Congress continues to consider sweeping legislation designed to curb federal prosecutors' power to seek corporate waivers of attorney-client privilege and work product protections. The program reviewed the developments leading to the DoJ's actions and provided participants with an understanding of the practical applications of the revisions in the courts. Finally, the program included practical tips for companies facing internal investigations and potential negotiations with government agencies in light of the recent developments. Presenters on the call included:
- Mark J. Rochon, who practices in the areas of White Collar Crime and Internal Investigations. Mr. Rochon has served as lead counsel in more than 140 jury trials. He has also conducted extensive internal investigations on behalf of multi-national corporations and has represented them in significant matters under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
- Andrew T. Wise, whose practice focuses on White Collar criminal defense and internal investigations. Mr. Wise has represented individuals charged or targeted by the U.S. Department of Justice in cases involving allegations of government contracting fraud, criminal antitrust violations, perjury and false statements, Securities Act violations, accounting and bank fraud, Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act (RICO), export controls violations, conspiracy, and other fraud-related offenses.
- Matthew T. Reinhard, who has represented individuals and corporations facing investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice, various U.S. Attorneys' offices, the Securities and Exchange Commission, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the U.S. Department of Labor. Mr. Reinhard has conducted a number of internal investigations, including into allegations of violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA"), FCPA-related due diligence prior to business acquisitions, fraud, and harassment.