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DOJ Criminal Division updates guidance on evaluating corporate compliance programs

On May 6, 2019, The National Law Review reported, “The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has released updated guidance on evaluating corporate compliance programs. The Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs updates prior guidance that was released by DOJ in February 2017.”

According to the DOJ April 30 press release, “‘Effective compliance programs play a critical role in preventing misconduct, facilitating investigations, and informing fair resolutions,’ Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski said. ‘Today’s guidance document is part of our broader efforts in training, hiring, and enforcement to help promote corporate behaviors that benefit the American public and ensure that prosecutors evaluate the effectiveness of compliance in a rigorous and transparent manner.’”

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