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In its updated guidance issued on Tuesday, the US Department of Justice Criminal Division places effectiveness at the epicenter of its factors to be utilized when evaluating a company’s compliance program in the context of a criminal investigation.

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) published updated guidance on April 30 on factors prosecutors should consider when analyzing the effectiveness of a corporate compliance program to prevent or detect fraud and other misconduct. The “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs” updates guidance previously released on February 8, 2017, and provides companies with increased clarity on the government’s evaluation of corporate compliance programs.

This is the first formal guidance issued by the DOJ’s Fraud Section since the confirmation of the new US Attorney General.

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