DOJ Announces First Set of Revisions Strengthening Corporate Criminal Enforcement Policies

November 1, 2021

On October 28, 2021, as part of her Keynote Address at the ABA’s 36th National Institute on White Collar Crime, Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco announced the administration’s first significant changes to the DOJ’s policies on corporate criminal enforcement.

The announcement was accompanied by the release of a DOJ memorandum from Deputy Attorney General Monaco entitled “Corporate Crime Advisory Group and Initial Revisions to Corporate Criminal Enforcement Policies.” (the “Memorandum”).

The announcement highlights departures from polices under the Trump administration and a return to corporate criminal enforcement policies in place under the prior Obama-led DOJ.  Deputy Attorney General Monaco made clear that these changes are part of a broader effort to revisit, reassess, and strengthen the DOJ’s corporate enforcement policies and “invigorate” the DOJ’s prosecution of corporate criminal conduct.

Please click here to read the full alert memorandum.