Government Enforcement and Corporate Compliance


David S. Weinstein
Committee Chair David S. Weinstein Jones Walker LLP Miami, FL

Committee Overview

The Government Enforcement and Corporate Compliance Committee provides its membership a nationwide forum in a rapidly expanding area of practice. Federal and state authorities have embarked on wide-ranging investigation and prosecution of the financial, accounting, healthcare, and other industries. Implications of these investigations are often not completely recognized at their outset.

The increased emphasis on white collar crime prosecutions, coupled with the fact that many clients are facing prosecution for what, in the past, would have been regulatory violations, led DRI to form the Government Enforcement and Corporate Compliance. This Committee is uniquely positioned to offer a ground-floor opportunity for education, networking and communication among attorneys, both inside and outside counsel. We place particular emphasis on issues which impact in-house counsel and civil practitioners: Issues once civil now criminal. As this is a relatively new committee to DRI, we welcome additional members, whether your practice involves criminal law or not.

Through its publications and seminars, the Committee provides an opportunity for practitioners to familiarize themselves with the ramifications of these new initiatives, as well as recent/anticipated court decisions.

The Committee offers many opportunities for involvement. There is ample opportunity for the submission of articles for the Committee newsletter, to be published quarterly. Additionally, there are openings in subcommittees, substantive subcommittees, such as healthcare, internal investigations, securities, and nursing homes, as well as working on membership and marketing.