In July 2020, a law firm retained Jim Nortz to render written expert opinion on corporate governance and ethics for a plaintiff who filed a lawsuit seeking damages for breach of contract and alleged unethical business practices.
Drafting Sales and Marketing Code of Conduct
In 2019, a medical device manufacturer retained Axiom to draft a Sales and Marketing Code of Conduct detailing key compliance and ethics requirements associated with marketing medical devices in the United States.
Drafting a Business Integrity Policy
In 2020, a construction firm retained Axiom to draft a Business Integrity Policy for their company. This policy focused on ethical business conduct with respect to federal, state, and local anti-corruption and antitrust laws. Axiom drafted and delivered the Business Integrity Policy on time and on budget to the clients satisfaction.
Assisted Medical Device Manufacturer with Annual Sunshine Reporting
In 2019, and 2020, Axiom assisted a medical device manufacturer in completing and submitting their annual Sunshine reports to the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare. In both years, the reports were filed on time and in full compliance with Federal law.
Legal Advice on Marketing Plan
In 2019, a multinational medical device manufacturer sought expert advice regarding a proposed marketing plan for their products in the United States. Specifically, the client was concerned that the marketing plan may violate US law.
Axiom provided a comprehensive evaluation of the proposed marketing plan taking into account the US Anti-kickback statute and the False Claims Act. This analysis culminated in an authoritative legal memorandum summarizing Axiom’s findings that was completed within days of the client’s request for assistance.
Compliance & Ethics Program Consultation
In 2018 – 20, a multinational medical device company retained Axiom to evaluate various elements of their compliance and ethics program and provide specified services that included drafting or revising over a dozen global and regional policies and procedures. Axiom also drafted polices and procedures for the client regarding policy lifecycle management, sunshine reporting, and grants and charitable contributions. Following a comprehensive analysis of the client’s and sales intermediary anti-corruption management systems, Axiom made specific recommendations on how to remedy system weaknesses and implement an effective third-party management program.