The Department of Justice is Watching: Building a Data-Driven Compliance Program (Part 3)

January 26, 2021

This summer, the U.S. Department of Justice announced a mandate to investigate corporate compliance programs, and more acutely, it issued specific instructions to prosecutors to question companies they are investigating on whether those companies’ compliance teams have at their disposal “relevant sources of data to allow for timely and effective monitoring and/or testing of policies, controls, and transactions.”

The DOJ’s guidance also instructed prosecutors to determine whether compliance programs are “adequately resourced and empowered to function effectively.” For good reason, many in the pharmaceutical industry are concerned by this development. But there is good news: The DOJ’s revised guidance gives pharmaceutical companies a blueprint for how to build an effective compliance program.

We are here to help. Porzio's Michael O'Connor and Isha Arora hosted a four-part webinar series designed to help attorneys and compliance professionals in the pharmaceutical industry make sense of this increased scrutiny and to provide the practical guidance and necessary information they may need to prepare for it.

Part 3 focused on teaching lawyers and other professionals responsible for compliance how to “think like a data scientist.” Areas covered include: Legal analysis vs. data analysis: key differences in approach, logic and problems solving; Attorney and compliance teams working collaboratively in the data for a common goal; The new generation of compliance professionals: what is possible and what to expect.

Click here to view a recording of this webinar.

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