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Yates memo change turns attention to meaning of substantial involvement

Yates memo change turns attention to meaning of substantial involvement

November 30, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

The DOJ’s changes to a three-year-old policy on prosecuting individuals in corporate cases raises questions, but government officials don’t quite have all the answers yet.

DOJ tones down Yates memo

DOJ tones down Yates memo

November 29, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

The Department of Justice has relaxed its policy on requiring companies seeking cooperation credit to turn over all relevant facts on individuals tied to misconduct.

Monitorship waivers required to stop “collateral attacks”, says DOJ unit chief

Monitorship waivers required to stop “collateral attacks”, says DOJ unit chief

November 28, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

The head of the Department of Justice’s FCPA unit explained why monitor candidates are now required to obtain waivers from their clients and how the policy will be enforced.

Threatening authorities with piling on memo is “not a good strategy”, says enforcement chief

Threatening authorities with piling on memo is “not a good strategy”, says enforcement chief

November 09, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

Senior officials at three US enforcement agencies discuss the implications of the recently updated Department of Justice policies for piling on and monitorships.

FCPA prosecutor: No political pressure from Trump administration

FCPA prosecutor: No political pressure from Trump administration

November 08, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

A DOJ official has dismissed suggestions that the Trump administration has been pressuring prosecutors in corporate criminal cases, pointing to a recent resource boost for the FCPA unit.

SEC commissioner: Our penalty calculations are “puzzling”

SEC commissioner: Our penalty calculations are “puzzling”

November 02, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

SEC commissioner Robert Jackson has said he wants to rethink the way the authority hands out penalties to factor in wrongdoing that goes undetected. Currently, the SEC’s maths “doesn’t make a lot of sense”, he said.

SEC official: No more “cookie-cutter” monitorships

SEC official: No more “cookie-cutter” monitorships

November 01, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

The chief of the SEC’s foreign bribery unit clarified that monitorships are now being tailored to better suit the varying circumstances of each resolution.

DOJ journal discusses latest white-collar enforcement strategies

DOJ journal discusses latest white-collar enforcement strategies

November 01, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

The Department of Justice has released a journal on white-collar enforcement, including a chapter by FCPA unit chief Daniel Kahn discussing obstacles in multilateral cases.

Pizzagate prosecutor joins FCPA unit at Main Justice

Pizzagate prosecutor joins FCPA unit at Main Justice

October 31, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

The latest trial attorney to join the Justice Department’s FCPA unit recently prosecuted a man who opened fire in a Washington, DC, pizzeria following an online conspiracy theory concerning Hillary Clinton.

Criminal division deputy pushes timeliness of self-reporting

Criminal division deputy pushes timeliness of self-reporting

October 25, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

The principal deputy of the DOJ’s criminal division warned companies that they are up against a ticking clock to self-report potential misconduct, saying businesses are better off disclosing to the government before completing an internal investigation.