New DOJ Guidance Confronts ‘Effectiveness’ of Compliance Programs

The new guidance provides greater detail about what prosecutors should look for in compliance programs.

The U.S. Justice Department issued new guidance Tuesday detailing how prosecutors will evaluate the effectiveness of corporate programs to prevent fraud and other misconduct, a key consideration in determining the penalties imposed against companies.
Brian Benczkowski testifies at his confirmation hearing in 2017. Credit: Diego M. Radzinschi / NLJ