Few events tingle the spine of a corporate counsel more than a knock on the door from a U.S. Department of Justice FCPA investigator. We’ve all heard the horror stories. The scariest was in 2008, when Siemens agreed to fines totaling $1.6 billion to settle bribery charges brought by U.S. and German authorities.
What many corporate counsel may not realize, however, is that e-discovery technology can be just the balm they need to ease their frazzled nerves. In fact, a number of corporations are now using the same technology that litigators use in e-discovery to reduce their exposure in government investigations.