How to Prepare for the Possibility of a Dawn Raid in India

20 February 2019 The Anti-Corruption Report Publication
Author(s): David W. Simon Michelle A. Freeman David W. Simon
Foley & Lardner LLP Partner David W. Simon and Associate Michelle A. Freeman, along with Partner Samudra Sarangi of Panag & Babu in New Delhi, co-authored an article for The Anti-Corruption Report, discussing a recent rise in antitrust enforcement actions, including “dawn raids,” in which authorities make sudden and unannounced appearances to confiscate files, laptops, thumb drives, and servers, seeking evidence of prosecutable activity. The article includes recommendations for effective compliance programming, tips for remaining prepared for a dawn raid, and advice on how to react and behave when a dawn raid commences, as well as what to do after the authorities have departed the premises with company property.