Debevoise Co-Edits Third Edition of Defending Corporations and Individuals in Government Investigations

16 January 2015

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is pleased to announce the publication of the third edition of Defending Corporations and Individuals in Government Investigations, a white collar defense treatise compiled, edited, and, for certain chapters, co-authored by Debevoise partner Mark P. Goodman and Daniel J. Fetterman of Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP.

In a book review of the previous edition, the New York Law Journal stated, “The editors have created a comprehensive primer not only for lawyers at varying stages in their careers whose focus is on government investigations, but also for any lawyer ‘whose practice touches government investigations,’ including in-house lawyers trying to navigate the current regulatory climate.”

Seven of the book’s 19 chapters are co-written by Debevoise partners, and this year’s edition contains a new chapter, covering the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which is co-written by Debevoise partners Mary Beth Hogan, Andrew M. Levine and David A. Luigs. Mr. Goodman co-wrote several of the book’s chapters, including a chapter on internal investigations. Other Debevoise authors include Bruce E. Yannett, Debevoise’s Deputy Presiding Partner and Chair of the White Collar & Regulatory Defense Group, who co-authored a chapter on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and Eric R. Dinallo, who wrote a chapter on defending clients in Attorney General, Department of Financial Services and District Attorney investigations and enforcement actions. Michael B. Mukasey wrote the book’s Foreword.

Written by leading former government lawyers and white collar defense lawyers, Defending Corporations and Individuals in Government Investigations examines topics that include: aggressively defending clients while maintaining a productive relationship with the government lawyers who will make the key charging decisions; defending clients in DOJ, SEC, CFPB, FINRA, PCAOB, FCPA and parallel criminal and civil investigations; unique issues that can arise when representing individuals in the context of corporate investigations; conducting internal investigations; developing and executing an effective compliance program; the important role of the general counsel in handling a government investigation; making effective defense presentations to criminal and regulatory agencies; effectively responding to government requests for documents and other information; managing electronic information during government investigations; and dealing with the media in the context of a high-profile white collar case. The book contains nuts-and-bolts, practical guidance from expert practitioners who have handled some of the most significant white collar investigations in the country.

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