Government Prosecutions and Employment Lawsuits: Twin Dangers for Japanese Companies
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Multinational companies doing business in the U.S. are increasingly the targets of lawsuits by employees who claim they suffered retaliation for complaining about illegal or unethical conduct. The largest and the smallest employers can be victims. Foreign companies are at particular risk, because of the different cultural expectations surrounding loyalty to the organization that exist in the United States as opposed to other countries. Another unfortunate consequence of these actions is often a criminal prosecution – whistleblowers anonymously bring their claims to the attention of government enforcement agencies, who then may investigate and prosecute the employer for alleged criminal violations. This program brings together experts in advising companies on how to avoid these claims – which can cause tremendous damage to a company’s brand and reputation – and in defending companies in civil and criminal lawsuits that may result.
Philip Berkowitz, Shareholder; U.S. Practice Co-Chair, International Employment Law, Littler Mendelson, P.C.
Edward O’Callaghan, Partner, Clifford Chance LLP
George Pierce, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Toyota Tsusho America, Inc.
8:00 – 8:30 am Registration & buffet breakfast
8:30 – 10 Lecture and Q&A
Admission: This is a free event open to the public, but you must pre-register for the program. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.
- Thursday, November 6, 2014
- 8:00 am