Regulatory Probes Reach New High, GC Survey Shows

Law360, New York (February 26, 2013, 12:03 AM EST) -- Regulatory investigations reached a five-year high in 2012, driven in part by a global bribery crackdown that forced companies to hire additional counsel and change their business practices, according to a survey of in-house attorneys released Tuesday by Fulbright & Jaworski LLP.

Among 392 senior corporate counsel in the U.S., U.K. and other jurisdictions who responded to the survey, 42 percent said their company had faced at least one regulatory proceeding in the last 12 months. That marked a slight increase from 2011, when 40 percent...
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