In today’s complex regulatory climate, companies – already facing greater scrutiny than ever – must be prepared that oversight or an enforcement action by a civil regulator can sometimes morph into something more: referral to the criminal authorities. Simultaneous civil and criminal investigations – referred to in the white-collar space as “parallel investigations” – are now more common than ever. Parallel Civil and Criminal Investigations: A Primer discusses how companies can challenge the use of evidence obtained by a civil regulator in a criminal proceeding, negotiate a global resolution, and request a stay in the civil proceeding where criminal charges have already been brought.
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