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Corporate Prosecutions: Department of Justice Issues Guidance on Evaluating Internal Compliance Programs

February 22, 2017 by Stephanie M. Carowan, Of Counsel
Investigation and prosecution of corporations is nothing new for the U.S. Department of Justice. In fact, in her September 2015 memorandum on the subject, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates noted that “[f]ighting corporate fraud and other misconduct is a top priority of the Department of Justice.” ( This renewed focus by the Department on corporate wrongdoing means that companies in all sectors of the economy need to be increasingly vigilant in maintaining and improving their internal compliance programs.

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