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A Look At DOJ's New Guidance On Compliance Programs, Law360

February 08, 2017

On Feb. 8, the Fraud Section of the U.S. Department of Justice published a list of “important topics and sample questions” it uses when evaluating the effectiveness of corporate compliance programs — titled “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs”

This is the first formal guidance issued by the Fraud Section since the change in U.S. presidential administration and confirmation of the new U.S. attorney general. Its publication follows the DOJ’s hiring of compliance counsel expert Hui Chen in November 2015 and the revision of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Resource Guide in June 2015.

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