Justice Department Issues New Guidance on Corporate Compliance Programs

Compliance Today Magazine

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Author(s) , Elise Reecer

On April 30, 2019, Assistant Attorney General (AAG) Brian A. Benczkowski issued an updated version of the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) guidance document “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs,” which is intended to assist prosecutors in evaluating corporate compliance programs and guide corporations in creating them. The new guidance rewrites a prior version issued in February 2017 and consolidates several DOJ sources used to evaluate compliance programs. DOJ’s stated goal in this recent update is to “better harmonize the guidance with other Department guidance and standards while providing additional context to the multifactor analysis of a company’s compliance program.”

The original article, "Justice Department Issues New Guidance on Corporate Compliance Programs," was published in the December 2019 issue of Compliance Today Magazine.

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