Gil Soffer, co-chair of the firm’s White Collar Criminal and Civil Litigation Practice, was quoted in an article in Corporate Crime Reporter on the role of government-appointed corporate monitors. “It doesn’t fall to the monitor to look under every nook and cranny of a corporation’s business, because that’s not his job,” Mr. Soffer says. “Instead, the monitor’s job should be limited to the problems identified by the government; it should be limited to assuring that an appropriate compliance and ethics program is in place, and to reduce the risk that the improper conduct will recur.” He adds that the guidelines governing corporate monitors specify that candidates are to be evaluated by a committee and appointed by the Deputy Attorney General, in an effort to eliminate political favoritism. ("Katten Muchin’s Soffer on Monitors and the Nook and Cranny Rule," March 27, 2009)