Self-appointed or "voluntary" monitors are increasingly being cited by regulators as a key reason for leniency in multi-million dollar settlement agreements.

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In the wake of serious misconduct, companies increasingly self-appoint “Voluntary Monitors” to avoid one imposed and selected by the government, reduce sanctions, escape prosecution, repair brand value and restore trust.

As Jonny Frank and Kaitlyn Cecala explain in the NYU School of Law’s Compliance & Enforcement blog, the COVID-19 era likely will see a continued rise in these “Voluntary Monitors,” “Preemptive Monitors” and “Remediation Consultants” as companies face heightened misconduct risks, search for new revenue sources, and satisfy increased government expectations of remediation and ethics & compliance (E&C) programs.

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Jonny Frank StoneTurn

Jonny Frank

Jonny Frank brings over 40 years of public and private sector and law and business school teaching experience in forensic investigations, compliance, and risk management. He helps organizations and counsel […]

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Kaitlyn Lang

Kaitlyn Cecala

Kaitlyn Cecala, Chief of Staff at StoneTurn, has more than a decade of experience in providing compliance and monitoring, forensic accounting and dispute consulting services. Kaitlyn brings extensive experience assessing […]

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