Thursday, March 15, 2012
Posted by D. Daniel Sokol
Donald C. Klawiter (Sheppard Mullin) has written on Conspiracy Screens: Practical Defense Perspectives.
ABSTRACT: Despite the enormous increase in cartel detection and the internationalization of both detection and enforcement since 1995, many believe that the enforcement agencies have just scratched the surface. How do the enforcers-and compliance counsel-detect more cartel activity? Simply put, aggressive compliance, due diligence, econometric analysis, leniency programs, and careful observation of markets are all central ingredients to keep markets free and fully competitive. Screens provide an additional and complementary tool that fits perfectly into the leniency paradigm, enhancing detection and punishment around the globe.