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Category: Privacy and Data Security

Taking Statements During Internal Investigations: Garrity and the Fifth Amendment May Prevent Use in Subsequent Legal Proceedings

On October 22, 2018 by Schnader in Criminal Defense

By Osazenoriuwa Ebose and Laurel Gift. In the wake of a recent trial decision in U.S. v. Connolly,[i] companies should consider taking extra precautions when conducting employee interviews during an internal investigation. Such safeguards may be especially important when governmental investigations could be perceived to have an influence over the internal investigations of a private […]

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How Businesses Can Deal With Cryptocurrency Risks

On October 9, 2018 by Schnader in Client Alerts

Danielle Bruno and Laurel Gift published a client alert, “How Businesses Can Deal With Cryptocurrency Risks.” The article assesses how businesses can safely utilize blockchain technology and cryptocurrency, while avoiding potential cyberattacks, criminal activity, regulatory violations and financial losses. “Businesses need to effectively evaluate and manage the risks associated with […]

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The DOJ’s New Officially Unofficial Policy May Enable Federally Regulated Business To Avoid Criminal Charges

On September 4, 2018 by Schnader in Criminal Defense

By Laurel Gift and Danielle Morrison. Last November, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced a new enforcement policy. Under the new policy, businesses subject to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) may avoid criminal liability by self-reporting wrongdoing, fully cooperating with Department of Justice (“DOJ”) investigations, and demonstrating timely and appropriate remediation […]

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It’s a Slam Dunk: Take Steps Now to Avoid Tough Lessons Learned by Several NCAA Basketball Programs

On September 4, 2018 by Schnader in Criminal Defense

By Laurel Gift and Benjamin Wanger. The recent indictment of at least 10 individuals associated with college basketball should alert every university, and many businesses, to the importance of operating strong ethics and compliance programs and conducting internal investigations at the first sign of trouble. On September 26, 2017, federal prosecutors in New […]

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