How To Set The Stage For A Global Deal

Law360, New York (October 25, 2010, 2:36 PM EDT) -- Negotiating a global settlement when the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission and other authorities want a piece of your client can be a herculean struggle given the conflicting priorities, goals and personalities of the wolves at the door.

Achieving the ideal — resolving a matter with every interested party at the same time — has become increasingly difficult, lawyers said. State attorneys general now wade into headline-grabbing inquiries; Congress is quick to call a high-profile hearing; and federal judges such as Judge...
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