Carolyn Kendall Authors Article on Corporate Criminal Liablity in the COVID-19 Era for Business Crimes Bulletin
In the article, "Corporate Criminal Liability in the COVID-19 Era," in the June 2020 issue of Business Crimes Bulletin, Carolyn H. Kendall examines the principles of corporate criminal liability in the time of COVID-19 and offers strategies for minimizing risk, including lessons from recent criminal enforcement actions.
The author notes:
"The risk that a compliance or regulatory violation could result in customer illness could become a criminal matter is heightened in the ever-changing COVID-19 landscape, which presents novel challenges for operations and customer safety. For example, as the pandemic started, the media began questioning cruise ship companies’ preventive measures regarding coronavirus transmission and passenger safety. Government investigations soon followed."