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The compliance role in mergers and acquisitions

Jaclyn Jaeger | July 26, 2018

Deputy Assistant Attorney General Matthew Miner in recent remarks spoke about the Justice Department’s efforts to investigate and stamp out global corruption, particularly concerning mergers and acquisitions, and the valuable role compliance officers play.

“We at the Department fully recognize that even within otherwise good companies—ones with robust compliance programs and strong cultures of compliance—there can exist one or a few bad apples,” Miner said during a speech  at the American Conference Institute's Global Forum on Anti-Corruption Compliance in High Risk Markets. “Similarly, we understand that through acquisitions, otherwise law-abiding companies can sometimes inherit problems that are not of their own making.”

He noted that the Department, while it has made great strides in the past year relating to its approach to...

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