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

22 January 2018

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is pleased to announce the publication of the fourth 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.

In a book review of a 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 were co-written by Debevoise partners, and Senior Chair Mary Jo White wrote the book’s foreword. Mr. Goodman co-wrote several of the book’s chapters, including chapters on the current white collar landscape; conducting internal investigations; defending clients in attorney general, department of financial services and district attorney investigations; managing electronic information; and handling the media in the context of a government investigation.

A chapter covering the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was co-written by partner and Co-Chair of the Litigation Department Mary Beth Hogan, partner Andrew M. Levine and partner Courtney M. Dankworth. 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.

Written by leading former government lawyers and white collar defense lawyers, Defending Corporations and Individuals in Government Investigations examines a broad range of topics, from defending clients while maintaining a productive relationship with government lawyers; 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; and managing electronic information during government investigations.

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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