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A Blueprint for Navigating a Government Investigation

Our experience in recent cases suggests that there are some critical decisions, strategies and approaches that can help lead to a good result even when the government is laser focused on your company. Both the Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission have been targeting the energy industry. We expect more investigations to be launched in the coming months.

Having a well-defined strategy can avoid costs and reputational damage in the long run. In this session, we will share critical lessons to help boards, audit committees, general counsel and compliance officers through the thicket of a government investigation. Mike Ward, the Chief Compliance Officer, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Juniper Networks, will also be presenting an inside view of how to navigate such an investigation.

Vinson & Elkins LLP is an accredited sponsor, approved by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE. This course has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE in the amount of 1.00 credit hours. Vinson & Elkins has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education in the State of New York for the period of June 2, 2017 to June 1, 2020. This Transitional and Non-Transitional continuing legal education program has been approved in accordance with the Continuing Legal Education Board of the State of New York for a maximum of 1.00 credit hours, in the area of Professional Practice. Vinson & Elkins LLP is a Multiple Activity Provider for The State Bar of California. This activity is approved for 1.00 general hours. Vinson & Elkins is registered with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy as a CPE sponsor. This registration does not constitute an endorsement by the board as to the quality of our CPE program. This course is eligible for 1.00 CPE credit hours, of which 1.00 hours can be applied to the area of Other. No prerequisites required.

This information is provided by Vinson & Elkins LLP for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended, nor should it be construed, as legal advice.