The Effect Of Sentencing Guidelines Amendments

Law360, New York (December 2, 2010, 1:21 PM EST) -- On Nov. 1, 2010, the most recent amendments to the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines Manual came into effect.[1] The amendments, which were promulgated by the U.S. Sentencing Commission and submitted to Congress,[2] do not reflect a sea change in the way in which corporations are evaluated or sentenced under Chapter 8 of the guidelines. However, they do provide important guidance to corporations in designing and evaluating the effectiveness of corporate compliance and ethics programs.

More specifically, the amendments reward companies that provide their chief compliance officers with...
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