Peter Anderson returns to Masters of Disaster to update us on changes to federal investigations and credit given to organizations for cooperation as explained by the DOJ in the Yates Memo.
In the Yates Memo, Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates delivers the following controversial statement,
Effective immediately, we have revised our policy guidance to require that if a company wants any credit for cooperation, any credit at all, it must identify all individuals involved in the wrongdoing, regardless of their position, status or seniority in the company and provide all relevant facts about their misconduct. It’s all or nothing. No more picking and choosing what gets disclosed. No more partial credit for cooperation that doesn’t include information about individuals.
What does this mean for organizations being investigated by the DOJ? Is “identifying individuals” possible? Will investigations be shorter or longer? What are the unindented consequences?
Peter Anderson specializes in white collar crime and environmental litigation and is an expert in DOJ investigations. Peter is a principal at the law firm of Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. in Washington D.C.
Peter originally appeared on Masters of Disaster on October 12, 2015, to explain how pro-active investments in compliance can keep the government treating you like one of the good guys.
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