Corporate MonitorshipsEthical Oversight
Our White Collar Crime & Internal Investigations team advises clients regarding monitorships stemming from investigations and enforcement actions by the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (including FCPA matters), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, among others. Our team also provides services in a wide variety of situations by leveraging our monitorship, white collar defense and compliance experience, including:
Our monitorship and auditing experience includes fact finding and assessing compliance, risk management, and internal audit functions; whistleblower systems and third party due diligence; as well as anti-corruption, export controls, anti-money laundering, and antitrust compliance. Our team has assessed and measured corporate culture and integrity initiatives and reviewed root causes analysis processes.
For example, the White Collar Crime & Internal Investigations team had a significant role on the Volkswagen AG monitorship, one of largest corporate compliance monitorships in history. Larry D. Thompson, Independent Corporate Compliance Monitor and Auditor for Volkswagen AG, selected Scott Marrah to be the Deputy Monitor for Anti-Fraud, Ethics and Compliance. Mr. Marrah, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, is the Co-Leader of the GEI team. Over a three-year term, our team oversaw VW’s compliance with a Plea Agreement and Consent Decree following parallel criminal and civil investigations concerning emissions fraud with regard to the company’s diesel-powered cars sold in the United States.
Scott L. Marrah