In this age of heightened international enforcement of corporate crime, it is critical that companies be prepared for the possibility that government authorities will employ a variety of investigative techniques to obtain evidence of suspected criminal activity. This preparation starts with developing a sound understanding of the ways in which government personnel may seek to obtain information from a company and its employees, and how the company and its employees may comply with or otherwise appropriately respond to such efforts.
This Jones Day White Paper highlights key methods by which the U.S. government may collect evidence from companies and their employees at the U.S. border and abroad, and outlines practical considerations for companies to bear in mind in anticipating and planning for the possibility of coming within the ambit of a criminal probe.
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