• Arthur Andersen LLP v. United States: Implications for Future Investigations and Corporate Document Retention Policies
  • June 9, 2005 | Authors: William K. Dodds; David M. Howard
  • Law Firms: Dechert LLP - New York Office ; Dechert LLP - Philadelphia Office ; Dechert LLP - Washington Office
  • The indictment of Arthur Andersen in 2002 contributed mightily to the demise of the accounting firm and continues to cast a huge shadow on all corporate investigations. The reversal of that conviction may be of little solace to former Andersen partners and employees, but may have significant implications for future government investigations and for the manner in which companies implement their document retention policies.