In this episode of S&C’s Critical Insights, Brendan Cullen and Tony Lewis provide key takeaways for building and sustaining an effective compliance program. They also explain the importance of compliance programs, especially in the enforcement context.
For more information about this topic, please see Brendan and Tony’s chapter in the Guide to Corporate Compliance, titled "Developing a Robust Compliance Programme in Latin America."
Strong incentives exist for corporations – particularly those in highly regulated industries vulnerable to potentially debilitating collateral consequences – to avoid litigating a case brought by the government. Among other considerations, protracted and unpredictable litigation can create risks of (1) financial and reputational harm to the company, (2) weakening relationships with regulators, (3) significant legal expense, and (4) severe legal and regulatory consequences associated with an unfavorable litigation outcome · Download