Welcome to Compliance Hot Spots, our weekly snapshot on white-collar, regulatory and compliance news and trends. The Jan. 6 committee might be dominating the headlines, but it’s far from the only target of a Democratic Congress that has conducted aggressive investigations of major corporations. Today, we detail the latest oversight trends. Plus, a Munger, Tolles & Olson partner reports nearly $4 million in partner pay and a look at who represented a major Big 4 accounting firm facing a record SEC penalty. A programming note: There will be no newsletter next week as we celebrate the Fourth of July holiday. Hope you all have a great Fourth! Please get in touch with tips and feedback. Contact me at [email protected] and @AGoudsward on Twitter.
The U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, December 12, 2019. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM
Congressional Democrats Ramp Up Intensity of Corporate Investigations
The House Jan. 6 select committee has dominated headlines this month with a series of explosive and TV-friendly hearings. But the select committee’s investigation isn’t the only one preoccupying the growing number of congressional investigations lawyers in and around Washington, D.C.