Episode 5: Jim’s Description of a White Collar/Investigations Practice
By Ronald J. Coleman
Our fifth episode, “Anti-Corruption Compliance: Bribery & FCPA”, features guest speakers Jim McCurry, Jon Kolodner, and Lisa Vicens. I asked our guests what a “white collar and investigations practice” is. Jim said:
“As Jon and Lisa are going through and working with the clients to understand the risk that they’re exposed to, there’s a lot of fact-finding required that firms like ours get involved in to collect all the documents, look at the financial information, understand the transaction flows, and what really happened, to provide substance around some of the allegations, and put the meat behind some of the pieces to determine whether there is substance to an allegation or not, and whether there are systemic problems potentially inside an organization, or whether it’s a one off rogue transaction. Our teams work very closely together in dealing with incredibly complex issues for our clients. And also, as Lisa and Jon both said, many of our clients are much more interested in avoiding these sorts of situations, so the compliance element is absolutely critical. Our work to identify what’s gone wrong in other situations, and how clients can avoid those issues, is a big part of what we like to support our clients on. It’s certainly an area I know we’re going to talk about a bit more today.”
Interested in hearing more? Check out Episode 5 here (available October 28, 2021).