October 16, 2021

Volume XI, Number 289


2021 Japan Seminar Session 6: Thinking About Enforcement and Compliance in a New Era

Our 9th McDermott International Japan Seminar will be held as a virtual series, with eight sessions taking place between January 21 – February 4, 2021. Though we cannot see you in person, we didn't want to miss the opportunity to connect with you on the latest legal topics affecting Japanese companies.

The virtual event series will explore US trade policy, global mergers and acquisitions, the US healthcare market, intellectual property, international data privacy / cybersecurity, white collar enforcement and cross border compliance related topics, with a significant focus on what Japanese companies can expect from the Biden Administration.

Our McDermott panelists not only include our seasoned lawyers on Japanese business issues, but also Dean Pinkert, a former commissioner of the US International Trade Commission, nominated by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the US Senate in 2007, and Caitlyn Campbell, a former US Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) Enforcement Attorney, and several other former government officials and prosecutors.

Join us for what promises to be an engaging series as we dig into the issues at hand and highlight what to consider next for your business.

In this session we will discuss enforcement and compliance considerations in a new era.

Topics include:


What are the expectations for international enforcement in 2021 and beyond?

  • Continued focus on antitrust and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations
  • Increasing international cooperation in criminal investigations and investigations of regulatory violations
  • Issues regarding cooperation and unjust enrichment

What can i do now to prepare

  • Recent revisions to compliance guidelines by the DOJ
  • How to Build and Implement an Effective Compliance Program

What to do if you discover cheating

  • "What to do" and "What not to do" as an internal investigation in the global spread of infection
  • To take advantage of trends in US self-disclosure procedures

What to expect in global enforcement in 2021 and beyond

  • Ongoing focus on antitrust and FCPA investigations
  • Increased international cooperation in criminal and regulatory investigations
  • Issues with cooperation and disgorgement

What you can do to prepare now

  • DOJ's recently updated Compliance Guidance
  • How to build and implement an effective compliance program

What to do if you find misconduct

  • The do's and don't's of internal investigations during a global pandemic
  • How to take advantage of the US self-disclosure trend