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Seyfarth’s Andrew S. Boutros Authors The ABA Compliance Officer’s Deskbook

A Comprehensive Guidance For Understanding and Managing Risk


Seyfarth Shaw Partner and National Co-Chair of the firm’s White Collar, Internal Investigations and False Claims Team, Andrew S. Boutros, has just published an important compliance text, The ABA Compliance Officer's Deskbook, written alongside co-authors T. Markus Funk from Perkins Coie and Professor James T. O’Reilly.
Recognizing that compliance is one of the most crucial functions within the modern-day company, The ABA Compliance Officer’s Deskbook is a user-friendly, practical, and real-world focused deskbook written for today’s compliance professional. Whether working in a big or small, private or public, established or rapidly-growing organization, the Book’s aim is to empower compliance professionals to better understand the regulatory and enforcement landscapes in which they operate. The Book identifies compliance pitfalls and challenges across industries, subject matters, and corporate infrastructures and recommends practical solutions for today’s most high-profile, hot-button compliance topics.  In doing so, the Book covers the waterfront of topics such as:
  • The Role of the Compliance Professional in Today's Organization   
  • Labor Exploitation and CSR
  • The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") and U.S. Travel Act
  • Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley Financial Regulation
  • Health Care
  • Pharmaceutical, Medical, and Food Products
  • Product Safety
  • Environmental Regulation
  • Government Contracts
  • Nonprofit Entities
  • Privacy and Data Security
  • Preserving Legal Privilege
  • Addressing Law Enforcement Activities
  • Immunity Issues in Corporate Compliance
  • Crimes of False Certification
  • International Transactions Compliance: OFAC Sanctions
  • The Corporate Whistleblower
  • Corporate Voluntary Disclosures
  • Department of Justice FCPA Pilot Program for Cooperation
  • Deferred Prosecution Agreements, Non-Prosecution Agreements, and Corporate Integrity Agreements
  • Structuring Compliance Programs to Meet and Exceed Statutory Obligations
Whether a new or seasoned compliance professional, in-house lawyer, outside counsel, regulator, or member of management, The ABA Compliance Officer’s Deskbook covers key compliance concepts in a manner that is both thorough and easily-digestible.
Andrew S. Boutros is the National Co-Chair of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s White Collar, Internal Investigations, and False Claims Team. He is an accomplished trial attorney and litigator, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) pioneer, Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School, and former law clerk on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Boutros is active with the American Bar Association, including being a voting Member of the ABA Criminal Justice Section Council and Co-Founder and National Co-Chair of the ABA’s Global Anti-Corruption Committee. A former federal financial fraud prosecutor, Boutros successfully prosecuted a variety of high-profile cases, including what are regarded as the nation’s largest criminal customs, trade, and antidumping duty fraud cases, which Bloomberg Businessweek also described as “the largest food fraud in U.S. history.”  
In addition to being a Member of the American Law Institute, Boutros is the recipient of the ABA’s Norm Maleng Minister of Justice Award and the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) National Prosecutorial Award.  Boutros now represents clients in their most sensitive and important white collar matters; internal investigations, including those arising under the FCPA and other anti-corruption laws; and complex litigations. He also provides strategic counseling and advice to clients in a variety of industries and conducts comprehensive compliance audits, including in the areas of corporate social responsibility, country of origin matters, and supply chain integrity. 
Please click here for details on how to order “The ABA Compliance Officer's Deskbook.” 
About Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Seyfarth Shaw has more than 900 attorneys in 14 offices providing a broad range of legal services in the areas of labor and employment, employee benefits, litigation, corporate and real estate. Seyfarth’s clients include over 300 of the Fortune 500 companies and reflect virtually every industry and segment of the economy. A recognized leader in delivering value and innovation for legal services, Seyfarth has earned numerous accolades from a variety of highly respected industry associations, consulting firms and media.