It's anticipated that increased enforcement will be seen in areas from off-label promotion of devices to improper payments given to doctors. Companies also need to be aware of the new tactics that the government is using to find evidence. "The government has stepped it up a notch in terms of investigative techniques," said John Bentivoglio, partner at King & Spaulding (Washington, DC). If your company is looking at past settlements --which generally involve conduct that happened a long time ago -- as a model for assessingÂ risk areas, then you're essentially lookingÂ in the rearview mirror, said Bentivoglio. As more government offices and prosecutors become involved in investigations, more tactics are being used than in the past. Some examples include taping promotional events, creating a paper trail within a company when dealing with human resource issues, and doctors serving as cooperating witnesses. The government has also been focusing on internal financial documents of a company of interest, because these records (which also detail audits, incentives, etc) can serve as powerful evidence ofÂ a company's intent.