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Independent Examiners And Monitors: An Evolving Approach To Addressing Corporate Misconduct

Posted:
04/01/2007
Services:
Commercial Litigation, Corporate Governance

Cathleen M. Devlin, a Partner in the Litigation Department in the Philadelphia office, co-wrote this article, which examines the evolving trend of outsourcing investigation of alleged corporate fraud, and monitoring of corporate compliance, to independent third party examiners and monitors. The article considers a wide array of examples of such approaches as part of SEC and DOJ settlements and deferred prosecution agreements across corporate America, and suggests that proactive appointment of such independent third parties upon the first signs of trouble may help spur reform, reduce risk of prosecution, restore corporate credibility and avert scandal.

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