DLA Piper announces release of Something to Report film

DLA Piper is pleased to announce the release of Something to Report, the third film in the firm’s award-winning Compliance series.

Something to Report is a 45-minute fictional corporate drama, created by DLA Piper to be used as a training tool for directors, legal departments and management at companies around the world. The film is about a fictional company, STANFERN Worldwide Auto, that is navigating an internal global investigation after an employee hears about an elaborate kickback scheme spanning multiple countries and involving a vendor and STANFERN’s procurement personnel.

The film covers a number of real issues that companies face, including whistle-blower response protocol, compliance and audit internal failures, insufficient investigative resources and management of internal investigations. It is designed to be shown in three parts, allowing breaks for discussion and comments from participants after each 15-minute segment.

“This film, much like the previous films in our Compliance series, is an innovative, unconventional and highly effective method of helping clients think in new ways about issues of corporate governance – in this case, how to properly manage an internal investigation,” said Brett Ingerman, global co-chair of DLA Piper’s Compliance and Governance practice. “We have designed a format that encourages open dialogue about best practices and establishes practical actions to take in response to real problems that our clients face.”

The release of Something to Report follows the first two award-winning instalments in the Compliance series, At What Cost? and In A Flash, which have a similar format. At What Cost?, which was named a bronze winner of the 34th Annual Telly Awards, addresses the importance of directors and management reacting to indications of questionable or fraudulent conduct within the company. In A Flash, which was recognised by the Legal Marketing Association in its annual award ceremony, focuses on cybersecurity, including cyber-governance, cyber-risk management, security protocols and incident response plans.

DLA Piper’s Global Governance and Compliance group has unparalleled experience helping clients with international operations meet the evolving – and sometimes conflicting – expectations of regulatory and enforcement agencies. With compliance-focused lawyers in more than 75 offices around the world, DLA Piper has the global breadth, local knowledge and industry experience to guide clients in all aspects of designing, implementing and managing compliance programs, assessing and mitigating risk, remediating compliance issues and running internal investigations.

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