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FIFA as ‘Victim’: Your Response Matters When U.S. Government Pays Visit

Tom Fox | November 25, 2015

One of the clear lessons from the FIFA corruption scandal is that when the U.S. government comes knocking, it requires a serious and thoughtful response. If the Justice Department wants information (or the Environmental Protection Agency for that matter, if you happen to be a large German automaker… ) you need to retain lawyers experienced in dealing with the U.S. government and form an appropriate response. Because U.S. regulators will not just slink off with their collective tails between their legs if you do not deign to respond because you believe they will go away. 

Sepp BlatterAs reported by the Financial Times, FIFA’s response was particularly woeful and its response was led by the example of its now-suspended...

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