通过  Susrut A.木匠卡尔·希丁格 and 乔治·A·斯坦博里迪斯

2019年4月30日,美国司法部刑事司(“DOJ”) released a new corporate 合规 guidance document for prosecutors titled “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs” (“Guidance”). The Guidance sheds light 上 how the 司法部 evaluates the effectiveness of a company’s 合规 program – whether white collar- or 反托拉斯 -oriented – focusing 上 the program’s design, implementation 和 practical application. Notably, this Guidance applies to the entire Criminal Division as opposed to 上 ly the Fraud Section, to which the prior 2017 guidance applied. In fact, the head of the 司法部’s criminal division, Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski, in a speech at the 2019 Ethics 和 Compliance Initiative Conference, explained that 上 e of the purposes of the Guidance is to “better harmonize the prior Fraud Section publication with other Department guidance 和 legal standards.”

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