US Regulators Increase Focus on Corporate Compliance and Its Gatekeepers | Latham & Watkins LLP

Recent regulator statements and actions stress the need to empower compliance programs and officers and hold them accountable.

As companies navigate the post-pandemic environment, legal and compliance teams should take heed of US regulators’ recent statements, insights gleaned from recent enforcement actions, and evolving best practices to build a compliance program that meets the demands of today’s business realities and regulators’ expectations. Two recurring themes are worth noting: ensuring that compliance programs and personnel are not only empowered but also held accountable to meet the demands of an evolving, technology-driven, hybrid business environment.

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