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Proactive Thinking About International White Collar Investigations: How to Mitigate Risks and Manage Key Issues - Thomson Reuters/Aspatore

May 07, 2015

By SAMUEL COOPER & S. JOY DOWDLE

International white collar criminal enforcement is an increasingly complex arena. Enforcement efforts by traditional players—such as the United States and United Kingdom—have become more coordinated and aggressive, while a growing number of countries are passing their own criminal statutes in key areas such as anticorruption and are initiating their own investigations. There are also more enforcement bodies in the United States that have taken an active role in this area, resulting in multiple state and federal actors who are potentially interested in evaluating the same conduct. As a result, an investigation may now involve multiple countries, and multiple regulators within each country—each with different areas of regulatory focus and concern, and potentially very different processes and procedures governing their investigatory efforts.

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S. Joy Dowdle
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Samuel W Cooper
Partner, Litigation Department