August 04, 2009

Baker & Daniels Lawyers Author Book on Criminal Punishment Trends

Five lawyers from Baker & Daniels LLP have authored a book addressing a cutting-edge legal topic that is frequently in today's headlines: corporate crime. Co-authored by James T. O'Reilly, J.P. Hanlon, Ralph F. Hall, Steven L. Jackson and Erin Reilly Lewis, Punishing Corporate Crime: Legal Penalties for Criminal and Regulatory Violations is published by Oxford University Press and scheduled to be released on August 6.

Prosecutors and regulators continue to increase their scrutiny of corporate conduct, as well as their creativity in creating remedies to address misconduct. Punishing Corporate Crime provides a practical discussion on criminal punishment trends directed at the corporate entity.

In addition to summarizing the historical and statutory bases for corporate punishment, Punishing Corporate Crime analyzes newer remedies that the government is utilizing with increasing frequency, including deferred prosecutions, receivership and monitoring, disgorgement of profits, restitution, integrity agreements and disbarment from regulated fields. Punishing Corporate Crime offers key advice in addressing the new and evolving punishments that face corporations, as well as practical guidance relating to preventive programs.

The authors of Punishing Corporate Crime are leading attorneys in the areas of life sciences, health care, fraud and abuse counseling, regulatory enforcement, and white-collar criminal defense.

J.P. Hanlon is a partner with Baker & Daniels where he leads the firm's white-collar criminal defense practice. A former district court law clerk and federal prosecutor,  Hanlon now serves as counsel to individuals and businesses in a wide variety of white-collar criminal and regulatory enforcement matters. He also regularly conducts corporate internal investigations relating to allegations of illegal and/or unethical conduct. Hanlon currently serves as co-chairman of the American Bar Association White Collar Crime Committee's Sentencing Subcommittee.  

James T. O'Reilly serves as counsel at Baker & Daniels, as well as a part-time professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. O'Reilly, an international lecturer on environmental law and author of more than 40 textbooks, provides safety and environmental health consulting to a wide variety of clients. He was formerly principal FDA counsel for Procter & Gamble Co. and currently chairs the FDA Committee of the American Bar Association.

Ralph F. Hall serves as counsel at Baker & Daniels, as well as a Distinguished Professor and Practitioner at the University of Minnesota Law School. He has extensive experience in FDA, health care and corporate compliance. Hall is a frequent author, including contributions to a book on nanotechnology and the FDA earlier this year. He is a former deputy general counsel at Guidant Corporation and former chief environmental counsel at Eli Lilly and Company.

Steven L. Jackson is a partner at Baker & Daniels and represents major health care providers in a number of legal areas, including False Claims Act litigation, fraud and abuse counseling, peer review proceedings, institutional review boards and ethics committees. He also serves as principal trial counsel in employment discrimination and civil litigation matters in state and federal courts across the country. Jackson has been first chair trial counsel in numerous jury trials. He is admitted before the 3rd Circuit, 7th Circuit and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal and has argued more than a dozen appeals in federal courts.

Erin Reilly Lewis is counsel at Baker & Daniels where she serves as the chair of the firm's compliance and investigations practice. She is a former Assistant U.S. Attorney and now represents clients in fraud and abuse investigations and advises companies on compliance policies, procedures and plans. Lewis has counseled medical device manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, academic medical centers, hospitals and health systems. She is an adjunct professor at Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis.

To order Punishing Corporate Crime: Legal Penalties for Criminal and Regulatory Violations or for more information, visit or call 1-866-445-8685.

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