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Joan Meyer is a partner and chair of Baker McKenzie’s N.A. Compliance and Investigations Group. Prior to joining the firm, she held a variety of positions at the Department of Justice, including Senior Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General.

Announcement of Policy Revisions Reflects a More Practical, Flexible Enforcement Approach The US Justice Department has adjusted its approach to holding individuals, and not only corporations, responsible for improper conduct. In remarks at the ACI’s FCPA conference on November 29, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein softened the DOJ’s formal policy…

Balancing corporate resolution of high-profile criminal and civil cases against companies for fraud and other misconduct with the prosecution of individuals has become a top policy priority for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). On September 9, 2015, Deputy U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates issued a memo to all DOJ attorneys to provide guidance to prosecutors handling cases involving both companies and individuals. There are several significant developments directors should be aware of.