How to Effectively and Efficiently Respond to Parallel Investigations

As commerce has become increasingly sophisticated, firms often conduct business under a constellation of legal regimes, bringing a single transaction under the legal purview of multiple governmental authorities varying by subject matter and geography. This makes parallel investigations – separate investigations being conducted by different state, federal or international government authorities into the same or a similar set of facts – more likely. In a guest article, Kan Nawaday, a partner at Venable, and associate Stephen Salsbury explore two recent settlement agreements that resolved multi-pronged parallel investigations arising out of sanctions violations and provide guidance to practitioners for how best to proceed if they find themselves responding to parallel investigations. See “Piling On? Examining the Reality of Multi-Jurisdictional FCPA Resolutions” (Jul. 11, 2018).

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