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Sarah Walters is an experienced trial lawyer who focuses her practice on white collar criminal defense, regulatory enforcement and compliance matters, and complex civil litigation. In addition to both criminal and civil trial work, Sarah has substantial experience conducting internal investigations and assists companies in developing compliance policies and training programs. Read Sarah Walters's full bio.
Addressing DOJ’s New Compliance Focus on Executive Compensation
By Ralph E. DeJong, Michael W. Peregrine, Sarah Walters and Eugene I. Goldman on May 19, 2023
Posted In Executive Compensation
The new compliance focus on executive compensation, as announced by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) on March 3, 2023, has significant implications for how healthcare organizations address both corporate compliance and compensation programs for their executives. It also raises new issues for the board of directors’ oversight of compliance and compensation functions. In a...
DOJ Announces Major Changes to Corporate Compliance Program Evaluation Criteria, Including Compensation and Personal Messaging Applications
By Justin Murphy, Julian André, Sarah Walters, Edward Diskant, James Durkin, Paul Thompson and Benton Curtis on Apr 4, 2023
Posted In Employee Benefits, Employment
During speeches on March 2 and 3, 2023, at the American Bar Association National Institute on White Collar Crime, Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco, Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division Kenneth A. Polite, Jr. and other US government officials announced significant changes to the US Department of Justice’s Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs and...
ERISA 401(k) Fee Case Victory for Schneider
By Sarah Walters, Jennifer Routh and Margaret Warner on Feb 2, 2023
Posted In Employee Benefits, Fiduciary and Investment Issues, Retirement Plans
A Massachusetts federal judge recently gave a major win to Schneider Electric in an employee benefits lawsuit brought by former workers. According to this Law360 article, seven former Schneider Electric employees accused the company and its investment manager of running afoul of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 when they replaced well-performing funds...
The Import of a Rapid, Thorough Corporate Response to Allegations of Harassment
By Robert J. Cordy and Sarah Walters on Mar 20, 2018
Posted In Employment
The increased focus on issues of harassment is putting corporate culture under a microscope. Corporate management and board members—regardless of whether the entity is private, public or charitable—must adjust the way they think about harassment in the workplace and how to respond to allegations of misconduct. Access the full article.