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Inventus is a leading global discovery management practice, focused on reducing litigation costs through a suite of bundled, best-of-breed technologies.

Erin Plante & Sarah Brown

Erin Plante brings deep experience in international markets to her role leading Inventus' strategy and consulting practice. She is one of the most highly-skilled individuals in the eDiscovery and compliance industries and focuses on delivering innovative risk management, eDiscovery, and compliance solutions to clients. Sarah Brown is a legal technology thought leader with more than a decade of experience in the eDiscovery and information management fields. At Inventus, her primary focus is on driving awareness for the company’s innovative services and solutions. She holds a master’s degree in strategic communications from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in journalism.

Recent Posts

Machines vs. The Mob: Fighting Money Laundering & Terrorist Financing with Machine Learning

Posted 06/19/19 10:00 AM by Erin Plante & Sarah Brown

Consider for a moment the problems of criminals: The money they earn, spend, transfer or move – as a result of crimes committed or as part of the planning process for crimes as-yet-to-be-committed – has the high potential to raise the suspicion of law enforcement. If criminals wish to live to fight another day, they must conceal the origins of their ill-gotten gains – typically by “laundering” their money.

 

Ephemeral Messaging, FCPA, & the DOJ: Three Things Lawyers & Compliance Officers Need to Know

Posted 04/30/19 2:54 PM by Erin Plante & Sarah Brown

In November of 2017, the Department of Justice modified its FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy – the policy which guides compliance officers, corporate counsel, and internal auditors on compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The DOJ’s modification required companies subject to FCPA regulations to completely prohibit their employees from using ephemeral messaging – popular examples of which include WhatsApp, WeChat, Signal, Viber, and Snapchat.

 

This policy banned any company doing business across borders from using many popular platforms for communication without risking FCPA noncompliance; essentially limiting companies to conduct all communication through email and other standard forms of communication.

 

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