In April 2019, the Department of Justice's (DOJ's) Criminal Division released an updated guidance document intended to assist prosecutors in exercising their discretion to investigate, bring charges or negotiate plea deals or other agreements with employers. The updated guidance supplements the DOJ's original guidance and does not affect the DOJ's standards or policies but sets forth the DOJ's current approach in evaluating corporate compliance programs. In a bylined article for Texas Lawyer, Dana Chang Dikas outlines how the information contained in the updated guidance should be used as a roadmap for companies to better develop their compliance programs to withstand the DOJ scrutiny.
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