Monitoring compliance, via a monitorship or integrity counsel position, not only satisfies corporate legal obligations but also can help companies address problems that might otherwise lead to future investigations or litigation. Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello PC lawyers have been selected to lead court-appointed independent monitorships and appointed to government-approved positions as corporate integrity counsel under the terms of deferred-prosecution or non-prosecution agreements with federal and state prosecutors. Courts and government agencies also look to our firm as a monitor for institutions facing significant regulatory compliance issues.
Our lawyers have been appointed to supervise compliance monitorships as settlement conditions in enforcing Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, where both the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission have mandated the retention of an independent compliance monitor. In this capacity, we are called upon not just to review a company’s FCPA and anti-corruption compliance programs, but also to perform corruption risk assessments and compliance program evaluations.
Our lawyers also are retained as integrity counsel by companies voluntarily seeking legal advice on matters of corporate integrity to send an important positive message about the company to employees, customers, shareholders, regulators, and the public.