Former Prosecutors’ Strategies to Minimize Pandemic-Related Compliance Risk

“These are surreal times,” Jason Jones, a partner at King & Spalding, recently observed in a Dow Jones compliance webinar. “It’s like we’re sitting in a blizzard,” but “unlike a blizzard, you do not have any ability to predict when it is going to melt, when things are going to go back to normalcy.” He was joined by fellow DOJ FCPA Unit alumnus Nathaniel Edmonds, a partner at Paul Hastings, to discuss the impact of coronavirus on corporate anti-bribery efforts, from immediate challenges to the effect on enforcement. We summarize the key takeaways from the webinar. See our guest article series: “Behavioral Ethics and Economics, Compliance Culture and Meeting DOJ’s Compliance Expectations (Part One of Two)” (Jun. 26, 2019); Part Two (Jul. 10, 2019).

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