This week, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced an update to its 2017 guidance on how the DOJ will evaluate the effectiveness of a company’s corporate compliance program. The updated compliance guideline (Updated Guidance) is twice the length of the original and utilizes a more instructive approach, serving as a roadmap to prosecutors, and prudent companies.

Our colleagues Colin Jennings, Ayako Hobbs, and Elizabeth Weil Shaw have prepared a summary and analysis of the DOJ’s 18-page Updated Guidance, focusing on the important lessons a company can learn about the key elements necessary for a robust and effective compliance program.  You can read and download their summary and analysis here.