BRIEFING PAPERS: Under Pressure: The New Congress and What You Need to Know to Prepare For A Congressional Investigation

    10 September 2007

    Corporations and their counsels find themselves in an unprecedented atmosphere of corporate investigations, prosecutions, oversight, and individual criminal liability. In July 2007, the U.S. Department of Justice marked the fifth anniversary of the creation of the Corporate Fraud Task Force by highlighting over 1,200 corporate fraud convictions, including convictions of over 200 CEOs, 23 general counsels, 53 CFOs, and 129 vice presidents.