The highest priority in an investigation.

Author:Kristie, James
Position:LEADERSHIP - Reprint - Brief article

From Defending Corporations and Individuals in Government Investigations (2011 Edition). Daniel J. Fetterman and Mark P. Goodman, editors. Copyright [c]2011 by Thomson Reuters. Published by West, a Thomson Reuters business.

THE RISK to corporations and individuals of being swept up in a criminal or civil government investigation is greater than ever before. We therefore thought it timely and useful to compile insights and guidance by prominent former prosecutors and civil regulators on how to successfully manage all aspects of a government investigation.

If there is a single theme that runs through the book, it is the paramount importance of maintaining credibility with regulators once an investigation has begun. As every experienced white collar lawyer knows, there is quite literally nothing more important to a successful process than maintaining a high level of...

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