U.S. Department of Justice Announces Changes to Corporate Criminal Enforcement Policies

September 19, 2022

Following a speech by Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco on September 15, 2022, the DOJ issued additional guidance on changes to its corporate criminal enforcement policies, focusing on five areas:

  1. Individual and Corporate Accountability
  2. Evaluation of a Corporation’s History of Misconduct
  3. Voluntary Self-Disclosure and Cooperation Credit
  4. Evaluation of Existing Corporate Compliance Programs
  5. Use of Monitors, Including Monitor Selection Criteria

This memorandum provides insights into how DOJ seeks to incentivize companies to more frequently self-report potential misconduct and to turn over evidence of individual misconduct more often and more quickly.