In the first installment in a series on corporate monitoring, “Mr. Monitor” Jay Rosen explains what a corporate monitor is and answers some of the commonest questions organizations have when facing a monitorship.
Over the next
several weeks and months, we will be commencing a journey together about corporate
monitors. We will explore who they are, what they do, when you engage them,
where to find them, how they work and one of the most often asked questions: who
pays the bill?
turn of this century, many global corporations have settled a Foreign Corrupt
Practices Act (FCPA) matter with either a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA)
or a non-prosecution agreement (NPA) and usually have a corporate integrity
monitor assigned to their company for a period of 24 to 36 months. While many
people are familiar with this occurrence in an FCPA setting, this is only one
of many instances where a corporate monitor can be engaged to add value to a
company that’s in trouble (or isn’t, yet).
Here are a
few questions we will consider during our exploration of monitors:
- Should a corporate monitorship be feared if your
company is in the middle of an FCPA matter?
- How can a monitor be leveraged to ensure your
business is operating in an ethically compliant manner?
- Can a…