The Yates Memo: 6 Months Later

Law360, New York (March 8, 2016, 8:38 PM EST) -- Maria Douvas

John Nowak

Sachin Bansal It has been six months since U.S. Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates announced the now well-known "Yates memo," which, at least initially, suggested a policy shift by the U.S. Department of Justice. The Yates memo focuses squarely on the investigation and prosecution of individuals for corporate wrongdoing and represents an effort to address public perception that individuals were not being sufficiently investigated and prosecuted.[1]

Since its publication, the Yates memo has been further clarified and incorporated into the DOJ's policy manual. In addition, although a handful of individuals have been charged since Yates' announcement (presumably...

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