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Cooperation With Government is a Growing Trend: As prosecutions intensify, companies and executives are learning to play ball

August 17, 2004

By E. Lawrence Barcella Jr., KirD. Behre and James D. Wareham

The recent wave of criminal investigations and prosecutions involving a range of corporate crimes demonstrates an emerging trend in the prosecution and defense of corporate crime: Cooperating with the government—not by choice—is often the only road to survival for both corporations and their executives.