With extensive prior experience as government regulators, prosecutors, in-house counsel and monitors, Pillsbury’s attorneys possess a keen understanding of how the DOJ, SEC and other enforcement authorities judge compliance programs and monitorships. Our lawyers know how to work cooperatively and efficiently with regulators and companies, helping to leverage a monitorship’s opportunity for compliance program improvement without undue disruption to a company’s business. Our lawyers appreciate what is expected from a monitor, know how to manage the complicated legal and commercial concerns that may arise during a monitorship, and can position companies to complete a monitorship successfully, and even advocate for early termination in cases in which that is a possibility.
Our Monitorships team draws upon substantial government, in-house and outside counsel monitorship and compliance experience, enabling us to appreciate how monitorships impact a company’s day-to-day business—and how to appropriately avoid unnecessary requirements and restraints.
Monitorships can vary in scale depending on the agencies, industries and jurisdictions involved. Be it anti-corruption, global trade and sanctions, intellectual property, environmental law or any other field subject to monitoring agreements, our team has colleagues who are themselves among the top in their respective practices.
Monitorships can cover many geographic regions. Our attorneys are fully fluent in dozens of languages and have extensive experience with compliance program implementation across the United States, Asia, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East.
Of course, the best way to handle the prospect of a monitorship is to avoid the issues that can lead to them in the first place. To that end, our team helps companies build and update their compliance programs to avoid problems and withstand agency scrutiny.