Storming the Gatekeepers: When Compliance Officers and In-House Lawyers are at Risk 2020

Storming the Gatekeepers: When Compliance Officers and In-House Lawyers are at Risk 2020

Speaking Engagement

In 2020 the federal government approved historic levels of funding with The CARES Act while local governments implemented emergency relief to allay unemployment, health care, and housing concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic. Inevitably increased funding and regulations will result in expanded government oversight of organizations and thus greater risk of liability for the in-house attorneys and company compliance officers—the “Gatekeepers”—tasked with ensuring organizational compliance. 

This program is designed for both gatekeepers and lawyers who represent them and will feature experienced in-house and outside counsel, chief compliance officers and government officials who will use hypotheticals to discuss a variety of topics concerning the responsibilities and conduct of gatekeepers and provide practical advice dealing with the government’s increased policing of the activities of gatekeepers.

What You Will Learn:

  • The inherent risks and responsibilities of gatekeepers
  • How the CARES Act and COVID-19 related regulations might impact the role of gatekeeper
  • Limitations exist on privilege in the compliance area
  • How to defend a gatekeeper under investigation
  • Hear about how the government thinks of the gatekeeper role
  • Preparing for investigations of gatekeepers

WilmerHale Partner Ronald Machen will speak on the panel "The Government's View: When Watching the Gate is Not Enough."

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