AMI News

Public Statement: Black Lives Matter

By AMI News, Media

June 17, 2020

All of us at Affiliated Monitors are struck by the unfairness and injustice in our law enforcement system that seems to occur too regularly, disproportionately impacting the Black community in our country. For too long we have refrained from publicly commenting to avoid appearing political or partisan.  Yet, as a company built on the principles of ethics, integrity and fairness for businesses and individuals, the time has come for us to speak up and be heard.  Our message is that such continued violence, injustice, and lack of empathy for the lives of those Black men and women who have been needlessly killed has to stop.  We do not believe that reinforcing the value that “Black Lives Matter” is political or partisan. 

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Prescribing Opioids in the COVID-19 Era: AMI to host webinar — July 22 @ 12PM ET

By AMI News, Jesse Caplan Media, Media

In this Webinar, our panelists will be exploring the medical, legal and compliance challenges for individual practitioners and healthcare organizations in treating chronic pain and prescribing opioids, particularly during this COVID-19 pandemic.  We will be looking at these challenges from three different perspectives – from a physician who is an expert in opioid prescribing standard of care; from a licensed clinical social worker who has designed and conducted hundreds of physician competency evaluations and training programs; and from an attorney who has represented healthcare organizations and healthcare regulatory agencies.

Jesse Caplan is an attorney and Managing Director of Corporate Oversight for Affiliated Monitors.  Jesse has served as the General Counsel of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services, as a partner with Epstein, Becker and Green, a national health care law firm, and as Chief Legal Counsel for an HMO. 

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AMI to Sponsor the AHLA Virtual Annual Meeting — June 29–July 1

By AMI News, Events

Every year, nearly 1,500 health law professionals join AHLA at its Annual Meeting to get the most current information and analysis on a myriad of legal issues facing the health care industry in thoughtful, practical solution-oriented sessions . This year is, of course, no different than any other in that regard.

The difference is, this year, we won’t be gathering together in-person to attend the programs as so many of us do each year. The unfortunate reality of the COVID-19 crisis makes an in-person meeting of this size untenable at this time, so AHLA has decided to convert the In-House Counsel Program and Annual Meeting to virtual programs.

View the full schedule.

We have included all the high-quality, practical breakout sessions you have come to expect – Keynote Speakers, the fast-paced overview of developments over the past year from the Year in Review, and coverage of all the TOPICS important to health law professionals.

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Compliance and Coronavirus: Rod Grandon on Government Contractors — A podcast episode with Tom Fox

By AMI News, Media, Rod Grandon Event

This week, Tom Fox introduces the newest addition to the Compliance Podcast Network, Compliance and Coronavirus. This week he visits with three Managing Directors from Affiliated Monitors about issues they are seeing around Covid-19 and the economy reopening, each from their professional perspective. In this episode, Rod Grandon discusses issues around government contracting, government contractors and businesses which received PPP funding.

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AMI is Sponsoring a Session at the 2020 Virtual Institute on White Collar Crime: Ethics at Risk in High Profile White Collar Cases — June 24 @ 12pm ET

By AMI News, Events

Moderator: Morris (Sandy) Weinberg, Jr.,

Panelists: Prof. Lara Bazelon, Hon. Robert S. Brewer, Jr., John Keker, Alice Fisher, Prof. Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr., Hon. G. Zachary Terwilliger.

The panel will discuss a series of recent high profile ethics issues, including the repercussions experienced by Professor Sullivan as a result of his representation of Harvey Weinstein, the manner in which prosecutors obtain the testimony of cooperating witnesses through proffers from their lawyers and the resulting potential differences from their own testimony, the myriad of issues for pool counsel addressed by the recent New York City Bar ethics opinion, the Rule of Law and the administration of justice, several post-Mueller issues such as the dilemma of White House witnesses summoned before Congressional committees, and the DOJ essentially outsourcing investigations of companies to the firms representing them, turning private lawyers into prosecutors.

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Pay Me Now or Pay Me Later: Eric Feldman Will be Speaking at the 2020 ACFE Virtual Global Fraud Conference — June 22

By AMI News, Eric Feldman Event, Events No Comments

The 2018 policy memo by U.S. Deputy Attorney General Brian Benczkowski offered companies alternative paths to the traditional mandatory corporate monitorship, and the 2019 DOJ evaluation criteria provide a detailed road map for in-house compliance, ethics and anti-fraud practitioners to implement proactive monitoring for positive resolutions. This session will explore how self-assessment of an organization’s ethics and compliance activities through a proactive monitorship can help demonstrate due diligence to regulators and law enforcement, resulting in both better outcomes and a more effective anti-fraud program.

You will learn how to:
• Implement proactive monitoring as a cost-effective way for companies to strengthen their compliance and ethics programs and anti-fraud activities
• Examine the most critical changes to the DOJ guidance that can help compliance officers and anti-fraud professionals focus their resources and energy on the highest risk areas
• Design a proactive independent monitoring strategy that can lead to better resolutions of enforcement, administrative regulatory actions without the imposition of a monitor

Session Details
Monday, June 22 — 3:55PM – 4:45PM
CPE: 1.0

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The DOJ’s New Guidance for Antitrust Compliance Programs: AMI to host webinar — June 16 @ 12PM ET

By AMI News, Dionne Lomax Event, Events, Jesse Caplan Event
The DOJ’s New Guidance for Antitrust Compliance Programs + Special Considerations During the COVID Pandemic:

Elements of an Effective Compliance Program + Tips for Handling Government Investigations

This webinar will discuss the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division’s recently announced initiative to encourage corporations to develop and implement effective antitrust compliance programs. Our panelists will discuss the new guidance and special considerations during the COVID pandemic and provide practical tips for developing a comprehensive program, including tips on how to handle a federal and/or state antitrust investigations.

Dionne Lomax — Managing Director, Antitrust and Trade Regulation (Affiliated Monitors, Inc.)

Peter Mucchetti — Partner (Clifford Chance)
Vic Domen — Partner (Norton Rose Fulbright)
Jesse Caplan — Managing Director, Corporate Oversight (Affiliated Monitors, Inc.)

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