Cadwalader Attorneys Discuss Anticipated Biden Administration Enforcement Trends at Xavier University Business School Event

March 30, 2021

Cadwalader partner Mark Grider, along with White Collar Defense and Investigations team members Kendra Wharton and Adam Gould, this week led a presentation titled “Top 10 Anticipated Enforcement Trends During the Biden Administration,” at the Cintas Institute for Business Ethics within the Williams College of Business at Xavier University.

Grider, Wharton and Gould presented to the Cintas Institute’s faculty and its advisory board, which is comprised of representatives from leading corporations, about anticipated federal regulatory developments that may impact compliance functions across various industries.

More specifically, they addressed and discussed important board and corporate issues relating to cybersecurity and privacy, the growing visibility and significance of ESG issues, and strengthening corporate compliance and internal controls in the areas of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA,) the False Claims Act, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Attorney General enforcement.

“Our robust discussion with these corporate leaders, who represent a range of economic sectors, illustrates the far-ranging regulatory and compliance scenarios that they are focused on both anticipating and, ultimately, successfully navigating for their organizations,” Grider said.

“Our faculty and board members appreciated receiving a timely and valuable presentation from members of Cadwalader’s first-rate white collar defense and investigations team,” said Paul Fiorelli, professor of legal studies at Xavier University and director of its Cintas Institute for Business Ethics. “They highlighted some key evolving enforcement considerations that business leaders would be wise to have on their collective radar,” he said.  

Grider is a partner in Cadwalader’s White Collar Defense and Investigations Group and leads the firm’s Crisis Management and Congressional Investigations Practice. He has worked across multiple administrations, most recently serving as a Deputy Associate Attorney General in the office of the Associate Attorney General in the Department of Justice, where his portfolio included criminal matters relating to the Antitrust Division, Civil Division, the Consumer Protection Branch, Environment and Natural Resources Division and the Tax Division. Grider is a subject matter expert on the False Claims Act, healthcare fraud, the opioid crisis, and competition and consumer harm in the online marketplace.