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DOJ updates guidance for corporate compliance programs

The Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) has released an updated version of  its “The Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs”. An initial version of this guidance had been released by the DOJ in February 2017, at that time often attributed to DoJ’s then Compliance Counsel, Hui Chen.

The guidance provides examples of topics and sample questions that are frequently used by the DOJ in the evaluation of a corporate compliance program.

A copy of the updated version dated April 30, 2019 can be downloaded from the website of the DOJ: