E-Mail -- Beware the Smoking Gun

April 16, 2009
Connecticut Hospital Barnes CT 06492
2009 Corporate Compliance Conference
Co-Hosted with the Connecticut Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and the Connecticut Association of Healthcare Executives.

E-Mail -- Beware the Smoking Gun

2:10 - 3:20 p.m.

James I. Glasser, Partner, Wiggin and Dana
Joseph W. Martini, Partner, Wiggin and Dana

E-mail, with its quick and easy-to-use features, has become a pervasive and popular mode of business communication. The benefits of efficiency and cost-effectiveness are substantial, but not without risk, as indictments against major companies based predominantly on e-mail evidence demonstrate. This session will cover recent Justice Department settlements and SEC reports that illustrate the phenomenon of the "smoking gun" e-mail, and serve as a cautionary tale: compliance professionals must understand the risks and costs of careless e-mail and implement policies, practices, and staff education to protect their organizations from public embarrassment -- and potentially devastating financial and legal consequences.