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DOJ: Compliance program evaluation guidance to be applied to companies globally

On June 27, the Department of Justice released the remarks by Matt Miner, Deputy Assistant Attorney General at The ABA’s Criminal Justice Section Third Global White Collar Crime Institute in Prague, Czech Republic. The recent guidance document for white-collar prosecutors on the evaluation of corporate compliance programs, released April 30, was included in his remarks.

“The guidance provides a framework for our prosecutors to use when evaluating whether a corporation’s compliance program was adequate and effective at the time of suspected misconduct, as well as at the time of a resolution or charging decision. Importantly, this guidance will be applied not just to U.S. domestic companies, but also to companies globally – and it recognizes the range of compliance challenges confronted by companies across industries, risk profiles, and the globe.

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