DOJ Enforcement Practices Toward Global Businesses Unlikely to Change

In the wake of the most recent United States presidential election, many global clients have been asking what the change in administration will mean for their business. When it comes to government enforcement, clients have inquired whether the Department of Justice (DOJ) will begin to treat overseas businesses differently – that is, more harshly – than their U.S.-based competitors. Another question many clients have posed is whether collaboration between DOJ and foreign regulators is a trend that will continue, or whether we are likely to see a retreat from international engagements. Both questions have roots in the same soil; our clients rightly wonder whether the “America First” slogan of the new administration will result in changes to past DOJ enforcement practices.

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