• DOJ Replaces Thompson Memorandum with McNulty Memorandum
  • December 18, 2006 | Authors: Robert R. Stauffer; Ana R. Bugan
  • Law Firm: Jenner & Block LLP - Chicago Office
  • The Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced significant revisions to its guidelines for determining whether to seek to charge a corporation with a crime. The revisions, announced on Tuesday by Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty, came in response to mounting criticism that the DOJ's guidelines as expressed in the Thompson Memorandum were eroding the attorney-client privilege. They also follow on opinions by Judge Lewis Kaplan in United States. v. Stein that were sharply critical of prosecutors' pressure on KPMG to discontinue payment of its employees' legal fees.