Well-developed policies and procedures often provide an advantage in handling complex government investigations. However, with the new legal developments shaping the landscape along with the implementation of remote procedures due to the pandemic, unique challenges and complexities have started to emerge.

Thus, it becomes imperative that organizations are proactive in structuring an advanced compliance program. They must also underscore the importance of realigning their practices with the current due diligence in conducting government investigations to avoid compliance missteps as well as mitigate costly legal liabilities.

In a LIVE CLE Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide a thorough discussion of how to effectively handle government investigations. Speakers will discuss current trends, developments, and legal challenges. They will also offer best practices in managing compliance risks.

Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:

  • Government Investigation Trends and Developments
    • Government Investigations Under the Biden Administration
    • Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Conducting Government Investigations
  • Identifying Red Flags
  • Common Risks and Pitfalls
  • Key Considerations When Your Company is Subject to an Investigations
  • Best Compliance Practices


Course Level:



Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

Live Webcast



General knowledge of Government Investigation


Course Code:



NY Category of CLE Credit:

Area of Professional Practice


Total Credit:

1.0 CLE

How to Claim CLE Credits Per State:

CLE State Requirements:

Speaker Panel:

Beth Weinman, Counsel
Ropes & Gray

Beth Weinman, Counsel in Ropes & Gray’s FDA regulatory practice group, focuses her practice on FDA regulation and enforcement of laws governing pharmaceuticals, biologics, medical devices including diagnostics, and dietary supplements. Beth represents clients in investigations concerning alleged violations of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) and False Claims Act (FCA). She also provides regulatory and compliance counseling related to marketing practices, good manufacturing practices, good clinical practices, compounding, and product recalls and withdrawals. Beth joined Ropes in 2018 from FDA’s Office of Chief Counsel, where she worked closely with FDA’s Office of Criminal Investigations, the Department of Justice and other government agencies on FDCA and FCA investigations and enforcement.

John Claud, Assistant Director
U.S. Department of Justice

John Claud is an Assistant Director at the Consumer Protection Branch of the U.S. Department of Justice. He has litigated numerous civil and criminal matters relating to violations of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and other statutes, and is the coordinator of CPB’s national oversight of FDCA criminal cases. Before joining DOJ, John was an associate at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft. He started his career as an Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan D.A.’s Office. John is a graduate of Trinity College (Ct.), holds a master’s degree from the University of Colorado, and is a cum laude graduate of the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law.


Beth Weinman, Counsel

Ropes & Gray

John Claud, Assistant Director

U.S. Department of Justice

Date & Time:

Thursday, October 07, 2021

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET)

A recording will be available to view 24-48 hours after the live date.


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Who Should Attend:

  • White Collar Defense Attorneys
  • False Claims Act Lawyers
  • Corporate Counsel
  • General Counsel
  • Risk and Compliance Officers
  • Top-Level Executives


Beth WeinmanCounsel
Ropes & Gray
John ClaudAssistant Director
U.S. Department of Justice




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