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Partner Guillermo Christensen Panels “Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Compliance” Webinar

July 10, 2019

Guillermo Christensen, a partner in Ice Miller’s Data Security and Privacy and White Collar Criminal Defense Practices, will panel “Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Compliance,” a webinar part of Financial Poise’s Corporate & Regulatory Compliance Bootcamp, on July 11 at 1 p.m.



Dan Polatsek to Speak at OpenText Enterprise World Conference

July 3, 2019

Dan Polatsek, a partner in Ice Miller’s Litigation and White Collar Defense and Investigations Practices, will panel “DIS-200 E-mail Investigation Strategies: Live with Hillary Clinton’s FOIA Release” at the OpenText Enterprise World Annual Conference in Toronto on July 10.



Partner Tim Belevetz Co-Authors Book Chapter

May 7, 2019
Tim Belevetz, a partner in Ice Miller’s White Collar Criminal Defense and Investigations Practice, co-authored a chapter in the recently published From Baksheesh to Bribery: Understanding the Global Fight Against Corruption and Graft.


Guillermo Christensen Presented at Two RANE Webinars

March 19, 2019

Guillermo Christensen, a partner in Ice Miller’s Litigation and White Collar Defense Groups, participated in two Risk Assistance Network Exchange (RANE) webinars, which focused on the potential risks of conducting business in China and how to circumvent them.



Guillermo Christensen to Speak on RANE Webinar Panel

February 8, 2019

Guillermo Christensen, a partner in Ice Miller’s Data Security and Privacy and White Collar Defense Groups, will speak on a panel for the RANE webinar “Regulation, Not Trade War, is the Real Business Risk in China” on Thursday, February 14 at 12 p.m.



Lawyers as Witnesses? Special Counsel Investigation Compels Attorney to Testify Before Grand Jury

November 6, 2017 by Stephanie M. Carowan, Of Counsel
Amidst the news of an indictment and a guilty plea in Robert Mueller’s investigation, there is a story that has been largely overlooked. It is a story of extraordinary importance to lawyers, because it could affect the way attorneys represent their clients in government investigations.


Opioid Crisis Brings Increased Federal Focus on Prosecuting Health Care Fraud

August 4, 2017 by Stephanie M. Carowan, Of Counsel
The U.S. Department of Justice announced yesterday the formation of a new Opioid Fraud and Abuse Detection Unit. According to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the new unit, which is part of a pilot program, will utilize data analytics “to identify and prosecute individuals who are contributing” to the opioid epidemic. The Department will also fund additional prosecutors tasked specifically with investigating and prosecuting opioid-related health care fraud.


DOJ Prioritizes Combating Health Care Fraud

May 25, 2017
The investigation and prosecution of health care fraud will remain a priority for the Department of Justice (DOJ). In comments at an American Bar Association conference on health care fraud, the Acting Chief of the Criminal Division, Kenneth Blanco, said Attorney General Jeff Sessions “feels very strongly” about keeping health care fraud a priority. Blanco also said the investigation and prosecution of health care fraud will be “vigorous” under AG Sessions.


Corporate Prosecutions: Department of Justice Issues Guidance on Evaluating Internal Compliance Programs

February 22, 2017 by Stephanie M. Carowan, Of Counsel
Investigation and prosecution of corporations is nothing new for the U.S. Department of Justice. In fact, in her September 2015 memorandum on the subject, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates noted that “[f]ighting corporate fraud and other misconduct is a top priority of the Department of Justice.” (https://www.justice.gov/dag/file/769036/download). This renewed focus by the Department on corporate wrongdoing means that companies in all sectors of the economy need to be increasingly vigilant in maintaining and improving their internal compliance programs.


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