Revised DOJ Guidelines Could Spark New Strategies

Law360, New York (August 29, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Under intense pressure from critics, the U.S. Department of Justice has again altered its corporate fraud prosecution guidelines in a move that has the potential to dramatically alter how firms in the midst of a corporate scandal interact with federal prosecutors, experts say.

The DOJ's revised guidelines, announced Thursday, will effectively block prosecutors from requesting that corporations under investigation waive their attorney-client privilege in return for credit for cooperating with the federal government, among a host of other prosecutor restrictions that experts say may well embolden...
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