DOJ Enforcement and Proactive Compliance: A Conversation with Former Federal Prosecutors

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On this episode of In the Trenches, Brian Stimson, McDermott partner and former Acting General Counsel and Principal Deputy General Counsel for the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), sits down with McDermott partners Ben Curtis and Carlos Ortiz, two former Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutors with decades of combined experience trying cases and conducting investigations across the US and in collaboration with international enforcement agencies.

Brian, Ben and Carlos look back on the valuable experience they gained and top achievements while with the federal government and look ahead at potential enforcement challenges and proactive steps companies should take when engaging with DOJ, including:

  • Company and individual actions that can raise enforcement risks
  • Insights into collaborations between civil and criminal prosecutors
  • Understanding settlements with DOJ, the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and other international law departments
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) risk areas facing pharma companies
  • Addressing company and country cultures when establishing compliance protocols to mitigate enforcement risk
  • Telehealth fraud and other high priority areas of enforcement for the DOJ today