Government Investigations and Prosecutions
On September 9, 2015, Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates issued a Memorandum to Department of Justice (DOJ) staff outlining changes to DOJ policies on criminal and civil enforcement of responsible individuals in corporate criminal investigations. The Yates Memorandum directs the Government to ensure that individuals suspected of corporate misconduct are held accountable for their actions in all ongoing and future civil and criminal corporate investigations.
DOJ’s new policies represent a critical expansion of enforcement focus and power in cases of corporate misconduct onto individuals, particularly in civil actions. As such, the Yates Memorandum has profound implications for any company regulated by the U.S. government.
Below are links to resources that you can use to help your company and its employees address these implications of the Yates Memorandum. Please check back on this page often, as we will be updating the page with new resources to benefit you.
FIDJ Blogs on the Yates Memorandum: