How Corporate Monitorships Can Be Feathers In Firms' Caps

Law360 (February 25, 2021, 5:42 PM EST) -- When prosecutors and courts need help ensuring a business is complying with an agreement that would resolve a violation such as polluting a river with coal ash, private attorneys can find themselves competing for the lucrative and prestigious opportunity to work as monitors and help the company reach its compliance goals.

Often employed in consequential or high-profile matters, such as Duke Energy's coal ash spill into North Carolina's Dan River or Volkswagen's emissions defeat device scandal, monitors can be hired — at the defendant company's expense and with the approval of prosecutors or a judge — to work with the business and report...

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