Tag: Monaco Memo

Appointed by President Joe Biden, Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco issued a series of policy clarifications aimed at strengthening the DOJ’s fight against corporate crime. In a pair of memos (the first in October 2021 and the second in September 2022), Monaco addressed areas like individual accountability, prior misconduct, cooperation credit, business communications, voluntary self-disclosure, compliance program assessment and monitors.

These memos follow the path of the so-called Yates memo, which represented major white-collar enforcement policy changes during the Obama years. Corporations and their compliance teams should closely monitor further announcement of enforcement priorities by the DOJ.

The articles below cover many aspects of the DOJ’s approach under Monaco regarding corporate criminal enforcement and how companies can best mitigate their risk of drawing undue government attention.