New DOJ Guidelines: Fig Leaf To Avoid Legislation?

Law360, New York (September 2, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- For the fifth time in a decade, the U.S. Department of Justice has a new policy for the investigation and prosecution of business organizations, the latest revisions relating primarily to the attorney-client and work product privileges.

Deputy Attorney General Mark Filip announced the revisions at an Aug. 28, 2008 press conference conducted at the New York Stock Exchange, the site chosen in recognition of the business community’s intense interest in the issue.

The new policy, “Principles of Federal Prosecution of Business Organizations,” now incorporated as Sections...
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