Plunkett Cooney’s business attorneys work closely with corporations and other business entities, including nonprofits, to fashion effective and wide-ranging corporate compliance and procedure programs.
Such programs are necessary to ensure that the day-to-day dealings of business entities are in line with today’s complex federal and state laws and regulations. In addition to providing guidance to organizations and their officers, compliance programs can help mitigate criminal or civil liability in the event that a violation is determined to have occurred.
In the wake of Sarbanes-Oxley and other legislation, the federal government has changed the legal compliance landscape by adopting new Justice Department guidelines for prosecution of corporate criminal matters, and applying tough sentencing guidelines for corporations and white collar crime. This underscores the importance of adopting formal, comprehensive policies and procedures and employing effective corporate compliance programs.
Plunkett Cooney can assist your company in the process of developing necessary internal compliance programs, or updating existing programs to meet current governmental criteria. This is an important and prudent “preventive law” measure. Should a federal or state investigation be initiated, our lawyers, who are well qualified in the area act proactively to minimize the potential for civil, criminal or administrative consequences.