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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Brenda Morris will be a panelist at PLI’s Pocket MBA 2020: Finance for Lawyers and Other Professionals — Oct 22 @ 10:45 AM CDT

By AMI News, Brenda Featured, Events

Pocket MBA is a hallmark program for attorneys whose careers have brought them into representing clients in the financial industry, but their background training lacked accounting principles and financial concepts. This program is designed to improve your understanding of business strategies, accounting fundamentals and vocabulary used by management, investors, auditors and bankers.

Hear directly from an experienced and diverse group of professionals from elite accounting firms and law firms, private equity investors, bankers, consultants and academics. Practical advice and application of information to actual situations and financial reports will provide participants with opportunities to immediately implement growth and broaden capabilities.

This program will also address the ethical issues that attorneys face when dealing in the business world. The panel will discuss the rules of ethics for discovery, privileged communication, and disclosure obligation.

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Jesse Caplan will be speaking with Dr. Amy Fogelman at HCCA’s 2020 Clinical Practice Compliance Conference: Mitigating the Risks from Opioid Prescribing — Oct. 26 @ 3:45 CDT

By AMI News, Events, Jesse Caplan Event, Jesse Caplan Featured

Our first-ever virtual Clinical Practice Compliance Conference will still have the great speakers and content you’ve come to expect at the in-person event with live educational sessions, providing attendees the opportunity to earn live Compliance Certification Board (CCB)® continuing education units (CEUs).

HCCA’s virtual conference provides insights, updates, and strategies that are pertinent to developing and managing an organization’s compliance initiatives in clinical settings. Get the latest updates government initiatives related to physicians and clinics, and physician integrity trends.  You will gain insight and strategies to address risk and improve compliance integrity at your organization.

Mitigating the Risks from Opioid Prescribing: A Legal and Medical Perspective
Jesse Caplan, Managing Director, Corporate Oversight, Affiliated Monitors, Inc.
Amy Fogelman, Physician Consultant, MED LAW Consulting, LLC

Healthcare providers who engage in inappropriate opioid prescribing are increasingly subject to discipline by professional medical and nursing boards, civil medical malpractice liability, and, in the most egregious cases, criminal prosecution.
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Dionne Lomax will be a panelist at AHLA’s Virtual Health Plan Law and Compliance Institute — Nov. 5 @ 1:30 EST

By AMI News, Dionne Lomax Event, Dionne Lomax Featured, Events

AHLA has decided to convert the Health Plan Law and Compliance Institute to a virtual program! They are working hard to develop the educational resources you need. This program is designed specifically for in-house counsel, compliance officers at health plans, and their outside counsel and advisors. It will provide informative and practical education on a variety of issues and best practices.

How You Can Avoid State and Federal Antitrust Investigations and How to Manage Them When You Can’t

Time: Nov. 5 @ 1:30PM EST
Panelists: Dionne Lomax, Vic Domen, & Peter Mucchetti

Discussions regarding:

The importance of having an antitrust compliance program and practical tips for implementing the program, including who and what should be covered The latest guidance from the Department of Justice regarding the necessary elements of an effective compliance program What steps organizations should take upon becoming involved in an antitrust investigation Best practices for working with state and federal authorities during an investigation both as a target and third-party, including how to manage matters when multiple agencies are investigating the same issue
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Vin DiCianni is the co-chair of this year’s Health Law Advocates 25th Annual Breakfast — Nov. 17 @ 7AM EDT

By AMI News, Events, Vin DiCianni Event, Vin Featured

HLA provides pro bono legal representation to residents in low in-come situations having trouble accessing or paying for needed medical services. Health Law Advocates’ Annual Benefit Breakfast is the primary source of corporate and individual gifts for HLA. Over the years, this event has enabled us to help 14,000+ families and individuals access health care.

The HLA Breakfast team works with hundreds of partners each year and is happy to a tailor any individual or corporate package to fit your company culture and needs. Now, more than ever they need our support. This year’s breakfast will be a virtual event which will include a networking opportunity before the event and will feature guest speaker Angela Davis. Please help support this terrific group and cause.

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Eric Feldman Contributes to SCCE’S CEP Magazine — “Recent DOJ compliance policy makes the case for proactive monitoring”

By AMI News, Eric Feldman Featured, Eric Feldman Media, Media
Recent DOJ compliance policy makes the case for proactive monitoring

By Eric R. Feldman, CCEP-I, CFE

On June 1, 2020, the Department of Justice (DOJ), without any fanfare, quietly slipped out its 2020 revision of the Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs guidance.[1] As with its predecessors in 2017 and 2019, this update further refines the DOJ’s guidance to companies about how often they should review the structure of their ethics and compliance programs, the importance of a compliance officer’s access to data, and greater clarity on how companies should integrate mergers and acquisitions into their existing programs and corporate culture.

This third installment of the guidance underscores why and how law enforcement pays such close attention to a company’s ethics, compliance, and anti-fraud activities.

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Dionne Lomax Will Be Moderating Coffee and Conversations at the AHLA Virtual Fraud and Compliance Forum — Oct 1 @ 10:00AM EST

By AMI News, Dionne Lomax Event, Dionne Lomax Featured, Events

Coffee and Conversations: Compliance Best Practices, hosted by Dionne Lomax, Managing Director, Antitrust and Trade Regulation at Affiliated Monitors, Inc.

Start the day by connecting with your colleagues over coffee (or tea). Virtual Zoom Rooms will be open for small group, moderated discussion on Compliance Best Practices. (Pre-registration required)

The topic is Compliance Best Practices. The two discussion issues are:

1) DOJ Compliance Program Guidance – what challenges are they/their clients facing

2) The impact of COVID-19 on compliance program operations – what are the challenges that compliance officers are dealing with and best practices for dealing with new issues – new regulatory/reporting requirements because of covid, compliance training for remote workers, setting up ways for remote workers to track/report compliance issues/questions, communication with the legal department and/or CEO and/or board, etc.

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AMI to Sponsor the AHLA Virtual Compliance & Fraud Forum — Sept 30 – Oct 2

By AMI News, Media

The unfortunate reality of the COVID-19 crisis makes an in-person meeting of this size untenable at this time. We also understand the ongoing travel restrictions many of our attendees are under. AHLA has decided to convert the Fraud and Compliance Forum to a virtual program! We know that the work you are doing to advise and support the health care industry is critical during this difficult time. AHLA is working hard to develop the educational resources you need. We value your loyalty to and involvement in AHLA and hope you will make plans to join us online.

This important program brings together legal counsel, compliance officers, and government representatives for an invaluable learning and networking opportunity. We cover Stark, False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, and the enforcement efforts in these areas.

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Affiliated Monitors, Inc. Announces the Hiring of Brenda Morris

By AMI News, Brenda Featured, Media

Former Booz Allen Hamilton Deputy General Counsel and Department of Justice Official to Serve as Managing Director, Corporate Compliance and Business Oversight.

BOSTON, September 25, 2020 — Affiliated Monitors, Inc. (“AMI”) today announced that Brenda K. Morris has joined the company as Managing Director, Corporate Compliance and Business Oversight.  Morris most recently served as Deputy General Counsel for Booz Allen Hamilton.

“Brenda brings her years of experience from prosecuting cases for the Department of Justice and New York County District Attorney Office through her work with one of the supreme government consulting businesses to the world of independent monitoring,” said Vincent L. DiCianni, Esq., President and Founder of AMI.  “Brenda’s experience and values will enhance AMI’s expertise in a wide range of governmental criminal, civil and regulatory actions and corporate assessments, particularly FCPA, Securities, and government contracting.

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FCPA Podcast with Tom Fox: Mikhail Reider-Gordon on the Wirecard Accounting Fraud Scandal: End of Summer Wrap UP

By AMI News, Media, Mikhail Featured

In this episode, Tom Fox and Mikhail Reider-Gordon are back from a summer hiatus and wrap up what has been happening on the Wirecard front over the past few weeks.

Some of the highlights include:

BaFin Unapologetic Reporters and Short Sellers – Free to Be, You & Me? Political Fallout? Another German DAX-listed Company Scandal? Impact on EU – Rethinking Germany Frankfurt and Bonn for Financial Services Capitols post-Brexit? What is happening within Wirecard now – is the company still going? Deutsche is Not Buying Has the fullness of the scandal been revealed, or is more coming to light? What is, or what was, Project Panther? Enron had significant impact on then Big-5; is Wirecard going to impact Big-4 in the same way?
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