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Justice Department Appoints New Compliance Counsel

Scuttlebutt | November 10, 2015

It's official: the Department of Justice Criminal Division has announced that it has retained Hui Chen as a full-time compliance expert, as of Nov. 3. She will report to Andrew Weissmann, Chief of the Fraud Section, and Dan Braun, acting chief of the strategy, policy, and training unit in the Fraud Section.

Among her duties as a consulting expert, Chen will provide expert guidance to Fraud Section prosecutors as they consider the enumerated factors in the U.S. Attorneys' Manual concerning the prosecution of companies, including the "existence of effectiveness of any compliance program that a company had in place at the time of the conduct, giving rise to the prospect of criminal charges," and whether the company had taken "meaningful, remedial action, such as the...

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