• The DOJ’s New Policy of Prosecuting Individuals
  • September 15, 2015 | Authors: Harry Sandick; Julia Stepanova
  • Law Firm: Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP - New York Office
  • On September 9, 2015, Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates of the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ” or the “Department”) issued a new policy memorandum (the “Yates Memo”) entitled “Individual Accountability for Corporate Wrongdoing.” This short memorandum states a series of “six key steps to strengthen [the] pursuit of individual corporate wrongdoing, some of which reflect policy shifts[.]”