Avoid Email Server Landmines in 2016: Former Federal Prosecutor Offers New Coaching on What Not to Send

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Nancy Singer, a former federal prosecutor who started her career enforcing FDA cases, is now available for 2016 dates to advise business leaders who want to protect themselves before pressing “ send.”

Lawyers are trained to present the facts in a way to support the story of the client paying the bill. Even a seemingly innocuous text or email can be used to undermine an organization’s credibility during a lawsuit.

Getting involved in a lawsuit isn’t typically on anyone’s list of New Year’s resolutions, but companies that aren’t careful about what their employees are texting and emailing may find themselves handing piles of evidence to opposing lawyers this year.

Nancy Singer, a former federal prosecutor who started her career enforcing FDA cases, is now available for 2016 dates to advise business leaders who want to protect themselves before pressing “send.” She says employees often have no idea their correspondence can be used as evidence in court.

In recent years, billion dollar fines have hit major companies, in part due to assumed expectations of privacy.

“Lawyers are trained to present the facts in a way to support the story of the client paying the bill. Even a seemingly innocuous text or email can be used to undermine an organization’s credibility during a lawsuit,” Singer said. “By walking business leaders through examples of thoughtless messages and how they could be used in court, it really sinks in.”

Singer has trained more than 1,700 people as president of Compliance-Alliance. She served as special counsel for the medical device industry’s trade association, and received Vice President Al Gore’s Reinventing Government Hammer Award for helping to improve communication between government and regulatory industries.

Singer’s presentations include training useful for any field:
•How sticky notes can cost millions
•18 words that attract the attention of prosecutors
•Meeting Notes: what to include and what to leave out

Starting in January, Singer is available for 2016 booking. For availability, email booking(at)compliance-alliance(dot)com.

ABOUT NANCY SINGER:
Nancy Singer started her career as a prosecutor with the United States Department of Justice doing litigation for FDA enforcement cases. Subsequently she was a partner at the law firm of Kleinfeld Kaplan and Becker. She served as Special Counsel for the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed). For her efforts to improve communication between the government and the regulated industry, Singer received Vice President Gore’s Reinventing Government Hammer Award and the FDA Commissioner’s Special Citation. Singer is a retired Commander in the US Naval Reserve. Learn more at her website: http://www.compliance-alliance.com/.

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