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U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Division updates guidance on evaluating corporate compliance programs

On May 6, 2019, according to an article published in The National Law Review, “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.

“In announcing the new guidance, Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski characterized the update as ‘part of [DOJ’s] 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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