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Yates Memo Altered Cos.' Response To Probes, Panelists Say

Law360, New York (August 10, 2017, 7:50 PM EDT) -- Nearly two years after then-Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates issued a memo that instructed government prosecutors to pursue individual actors in probes into corporate misconduct, a Thursday afternoon panel of experts at the American Bar Association annual meeting in New York agreed that the memo has probably had more impact on the companies being investigated than on the officials investigating them.

The panel, which included perspectives from the prosecution, defense and forensic accounting side, reflected on the way corporations, their employees and their respective counsel have adjusted...
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