When A Deferred Prosecution Agreement Isn't The Best Option

Law360 (January 24, 2020, 5:09 PM EST) -- The acquittal of three senior figures at Guralp Systems Ltd. on charges of conspiracy to make corrupt payments came two months after the company admitted wrongdoing when entering into a deferred prosecution agreement, or DPA. 

It almost goes without saying that a corporation will want to minimize the damage if it finds itself under investigation. After all, any unfavorable publicity can mean reputational harm, an investigation can hamper a company's ability to retain its standing in the marketplace and any resulting prosecution can mean hefty penalties and debarment from bidding for some types of public contracts here and abroad.

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