The Yates Memo: How DOJ got There and What it Means
December 9, 2015
The Department of Justice exercises great prosecutorial discretion in choosing what, and who, to prosecute. The Department has issued many "memos" outlining how it will exercise that discretion, culminating in the current version: The Yates Memo. Hear how the Department's attorneys are directed to exercise their discretion in pursuing corporate wrongdoing, including pursuing the individuals believed to be responsible for that conduct. This policy may alter how companies defend themselves, and how those companies interact with their own (possibly) targeted employees. In addition, it may raise "red flags" as civil investigations morph into criminal investigations. If you work for a company in financial services, or plan to do so, whether or not a target of a federal probe, you owe it to yourself to attend this program.
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