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On Thursday, March 20, 2014, Acting Assistant Attorney General Mythili Raman confirmed an inescapable truth regarding both corporate governance and white collar defense—compliance plans matter.  In a speech to a Global Anti-corruption Compliance Conference, Ms. Raman, who was on her last day as head of the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ), told the audience, “[W]hen companies fail to implement or enforce robust compliance programs, and they then violate the law, we will not hesitate to hold them – and their executives – to account.”  http://www.justice.gov/criminal/pr/speeches/2014/crm-speech-140320.html .

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Scott Schools

Scott Schools is a Member on Moore & Van Allen's Charleston office Litigation team, concentrating his practice in the areas of white collar criminal defense, government investigations, and health care and financial fraud defense. Before joining Moore & Van Allen, Scott spent 18 years in the Department of Justice, beginning as an Assistant United States Attorney and concluding as one of the highest ranking career officials within the Department. He brings his considerable experience as a federal prosecutor to bear when advising and defending Moore & Van Allen’s clients across the country. Scott can be reached at scottschools@mvalaw.com.

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