The US DoJ revises its guidance on evaluation of corporate compliance programs including changes to evaluating post-merger compliance programs

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On June 1, 2020, the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ” or “the Department”) released revisions to its guidance regarding the Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs (“the Guidance”), which the Department uses in assessing the “adequacy and effectiveness” of a company’s compliance program in connection with any decision to charge or resolve a criminal investigation, including whether to impose a monitor or other compliance program obligations. [1] The Guidance, which was first released in 2017 and subsequently revised in April 2019, provides valuable insight into the DOJ’s current priorities as well as a useful benchmark for companies in assessing their own compliance programs. In a statement regarding these most recent changes, Assistant Attorney General Brian

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  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (New York)

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Jennifer Kennedy Park, Jonathan Kolodner, The US DoJ revises its guidance on evaluation of corporate compliance programs including changes to evaluating post-merger compliance programs, 1 June 2020, e-Competitions June 2020, Art. N° 101875

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