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New Justice Dept. policy encourages coordination

Jaclyn Jaeger | May 9, 2018

Companies received some good news Wednesday from the Department of Justice, which announced a new policy that encourages coordination internally and with other enforcement agencies when imposing multiple penalties for the same conduct. The move is another step in the Department’s efforts toward greater transparency and consistency in corporate enforcement.

“The aim is to enhance relationships with our law enforcement partners in the United States and abroad, while avoiding unfair duplicative penalties,” Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said in remarks Wednesday at the New York City Bar White Collar Crime Institute. The new policy instructs Department components “to appropriately coordinate with one another and with other enforcement agencies in imposing multiple penalties on a company in relation to investigations of the same...

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