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On June 1, 2020, the Department of Justice (DOJ) released an updated version of its “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs” guidelines for prosecutors to apply in assessing compliance program effectiveness in the context of resolving criminal investigations of companies (the DOJ Guidance). The latest revisions to the DOJ Guidance — originally published by the DOJ’s Criminal Division in February 2017 and updated in April 2019 — are not voluminous. Nonetheless, the changes reflect a continued and concerted emphasis by DOJ on the robustness of a company’s processes for reevaluation and, as necessary, evolution of the organization’s compliance program to ensure it is not only in place, but working effectively. Parallels to the prominence of measuring and testing compliance programs found in the DOJ Guidance for criminal prosecutions can be found in the practice and policies of the Office of Counsel to the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS-OIG), which investigates civil, criminal, and administrative violations of the healthcare laws, often in conjunction with the DOJ.
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By Bradley A. Marcus
Although the criminal prosecution of lawyer misconduct is nothing new, the recent indictment of a plaintiffs’ lawyer in Maryland and sentencing of two plaintiffs’ lawyers in Virginia illustrate the particular danger to attorneys who arguably cross the line during negotiations with potential litigation counterparties.
By Robert J. Anello and Richard F. Albert
A review of recent decisions of the Roberts court and of decisions in which Barrett participated during her limited tenure on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit provides some hints regarding how the Supreme Court’s future decisions may affect the law relevant to white-collar criminal practice.
By Elkan Abramowitz and Jonathan S. Sack
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By Andrew Maloney
With a change in priorities, and issues such as health care, climate and another stimulus package potentially on the agenda for President-elect Joe Biden, white-collar defense lawyers anticipate an uptick in enforcement work.