With tremendous depth of experience, Miller Thomson’s Anti-Corruption and International Governance Group can assist with all aspects of this field. Our experience was gained through intimate involvement with the development of Canadian anti-corruption laws, holding leadership roles in Canada’s primary anti-corruption organization, and extensive hands-on experience in crisis management including searches and seizures, internal investigations, and prosecutions. It is this depth of experience that sets Miller Thomson apart from other law firms.
Our Group can assist your organization with a variety of situations, including:
- You wake up to a call from your receptionist telling you that the RCMP is at your offices to conduct a dawn raid: Our Group has a rapid response team ready to monitor the search to ensure it is limited to the scope of the warrant and to make claims of privilege on your behalf.
- You pick up the morning paper and see a front page news story naming your organization and revealing a potential corruption problem: Our Group is comprised of several of the most knowledgeable anti-corruption legal advisors and experienced crisis management lawyers in the country. We also have experience working with public relations agencies whose skills can be quickly mobilized.
- You discover a potential improper payment made by one of your employees to a foreign official: Our Group includes senior legal advisors who are experienced in conducting internal investigations.
- You have a nagging concern that your anti-corruption compliance procedures are inadequate: Our Group conducts thorough risk assessments tailored to the needs of your enterprise and crafts robust, yet workable compliance programs.
- You worry that your international organization’s antiquated governance processes may put the organization at risk: Our Group provides expert good governance counsel to some of the largest organizations in Canada and the world.
James Klotz featured in article on corruption in sport
The article published in the International Bar Association’s Global Insight addresses doping and corruption scandals in sport. James Klotz was a member of FIFA’s Independent Governance Committee. Read the article: Getting sport back on track
James Klotz interviewed on FIFA corruption scandal
James Klotz, Chair of Miller Thomson’s Anti-Corruption and International Governance Group, was interviewed by several media outlets following the fallout from the FIFA soccer scandal. Klotz has been featured on CBC TV’s Power and Politics, CBC Radio’s As It Happens,...
James Klotz quoted in Financial Post on corruption in Canada
James Klotz, chair of Miller Thomson’s Anti-Corruption and International Governance Group, is quoted in a Financial Post article discussing the findings of a study on the perception of bribery and corruption in Canada’s business world. In the article, “One in...
James Klotz featured in Globe and Mail article on FIFA
James Klotz, chair of Miller Thomson’s Anti-Corruption and International Governance Group, is featured in an article in The Globe and Mail discussing the allegations of corruption that continue to surround FIFA, the International Association of Football Federation. In “A World...
James Klotz covers Lexpert
James Klotz, a partner at Miller Thomson and chair of the firm’s Anti-Corruption and International Governance Group, is on the cover of the May issue of Lexpert. In an article titled, “Anti-Corruption is on the Corporate Radar,” Klotz discusses at...
James Klotz recognized by Who’s Who Legal as one of world’s leading investigations lawyers
Miller Thomson is delighted to announce that James Klotz will be included in The International Who’s Who of Investigations Lawyers & Forensic Experts 2014 as one of the world’s leading investigations lawyers. The directory will be published in February 2014. Jim is...
James Klotz presents on anti-corruption.
James Klotz addresses the International Foreign Bribery Task Force on “Why Anti-Corruption Compliance is Such a Challenge”.
James Klotz and Emily Cole speak at anti-corruption compliance program
“Designing and Implementing an Anti-Corruption Compliance Program” is presented by Osgoode Professional Development. James Klotz is program chair and Emily Cole is a speaker.
James Klotz speaks on compliance and anti-corruption
James Klotz presents “Crisis management challenges: recent developments in compliance and anti-corruption in Latin America” at the Biennial IBA Latin American Regional Forum Conference.
Steven Robertson speaks Infonex “Internal Controls” conference
Steven Robertson presents two topics at the Infonex Conference: “Developing and Implementing an Effective Anti-Corruption Policy” “Fraud Investigations: Interviewing Techniques and Preparation” For more information, click here.
Steven Robertson speaks on anti-bribery and corruption
Steven presents to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners on “Knowing your ABCs – Anti-Bribery and Corruption Acts – Which one applies, and what difference does it make?”
James Klotz speaks on a panel with the IOC’s Dick Pound and others, on Corruption in Sport at Transparency International Canada’s 5th Annual Day of Dialogue: Spotlight on Corruption.
James Klotz speaks on “Corruption in Sports” at the International Bar Association Annual Conference in Tokyo.
Join MNP and Miller Thomson lawyers Jim Klotz, Emily Cole and Bruce McMeekin for At Your Doorstep: Corruption, Money Laundering and the RCMP.
The session will focus on providing attendees with practical ways to prevent and detect transactions involving proceeds of corruption. Register today for this complimentary session by contacting Miller Thomson CPD at firstname.lastname@example.org
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