US DOJ Issues New Guidance on Evaluating Corporate Compliance Programs

On April 30, 2019, the U.S. Department of Justice’s (“DOJ”) Criminal Division issued new guidance on the evaluation of corporate compliance programs (the “Compliance Guidance”).  The Compliance Guidance updates a prior version issued in February 2017 by the DOJ’s Fraud Section (one of several sections within the larger Criminal Division). The update is an important development because it consolidates and streamlines various DOJ policies, thus providing companies greater insight into how the DOJ will evaluate compliance programs in any Criminal Division case.  

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