On Thursday, October 28, Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco gave the keynote address at the ABA’s 36th National Institute on White Collar Crime. Deputy Monaco’s remarks focused on corporate crime and detailed new enforcement priorities for the Department of Justice.
Most notably, Deputy Monaco stated that to further the Biden Administration’s policy agenda to be tougher on corporate crimes, it will no longer be sufficient to limit disclosures to only those “substantially involved” in the alleged misconduct for cooperation credit purposes. “Such distinctions are confusing in practice and afford companies too much discretion in deciding who should and should not be disclosed to the government,” Monaco said. “Cooperating companies will now be required to provide the government with all nonprivileged information about individual wrongdoing.”
Deputy Monaco provided five key takeaways from her remarks:
With these new policy initiatives, we expect not only an increase in investigations and prosecutions for corporate crimes, but increasingly aggressive positions taken by the government against suspected corporate crime.
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