"Pay Now Or Pay Later": Sometimes It Pays To Be The Bad Guy
The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel
March 2005
The early identification of potential regulatory problems can directly impact a company's profitability. Costs of non-compliance can escalate and the discovery of a problem by one regulatory entity carries with it the risk that another agency with overlapping or concurrent jurisdiction may initiate its own separate investigation. Seemingly routine corporate functions and the failure to either monitor or manage those functions are more likely to lead to regulatory non-compliance problems than high profile activities. An investment in regulatory compliance can bring both practical and financial benefits to a company.