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DOJ Softens Yates' Demand That Cos. Serve Up Individuals

Law360 (November 29, 2018, 10:25 PM EST) -- Corporations now have more leeway to decide which employees to report to the U.S. Department of Justice in criminal investigations over misconduct and still receive credit for cooperating, a move that marks an easing of the policy from the Obama administration known as the Yates memo.   

Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced changes Thursday to the policies in dealing with individuals in both criminal and civil corporate investigations. On the criminal side, attorneys agreed the key change limits how much information a company must provide in order to receive cooperation credit and reduced fines.

The new policy dials down the previous one put in place by...

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