On Thursday, May 9, 2024, the Department of Justice announced the formation of a new task force to guide antitrust enforcement in the healthcare industry. The body, named the Task Force on Health Care Monopolies and Collusion (HCMC), is housed within DOJ’s Antitrust Division and directed by longtime DOJ antitrust prosecutor Katrina Rouse.

New Taskforce,

 On April 15, the U.S. Department of Justice released The Criminal Division’s Pilot Program on Voluntary Self-Disclosures for Individuals (the “Pilot”) designed to encourage individuals to report certain types of criminal activity in return for protection from prosecution. The Pilot follows the DOJ’s previously announced plan to create a new initiative expanding the existing whistleblower

On April 20, 2023, the Department of Justice announced criminal charges against 18 defendants in nine federal districts, alleging over $490 million in alleged theft from federally funded COVID-19 relief programs. This clearly shows that, even as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to recede into the national memory—evidenced by the recent culmination of the national emergency

On March 3, the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice announced a two-part pilot program to encourage corporations to implement compliance programs with provisions for employee compensation incentives and clawbacks designed to prevent corporate crime. Last week, at the American Bar Association’s 38th Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime, Deputy Attorney General

On February 22, 2023 the Department of Justice (DOJ) released a new policy governing self-disclosure of corporate criminal wrongdoing to United States Attorney’s Offices (USAOs). The policy entitled “United States Attorney’s Office Voluntary Self-Disclosure Policy” (the “VSD Policy”) is the latest guidance from the department designed to encourage businesses to report and remediate

Earlier this month, DOJ updated its Corporate Enforcement Policy (CEP). Aimed at encouraging companies to voluntarily disclose unlawful conduct, the updated CEP gives greater opportunities to companies to avoid charges altogether or to get more cooperation credit.

First Significant Changes in Over Five Years

On January 17, 2023, DOJ announced what Assistant Attorney General Kenneth

The U.S. Department of Justice is eyeing new guidance for how prosecutors should assess employee compensation packages when determining whether a company’s compliance efforts warrant favorable treatment in the resolution of criminal investigations.

Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Nicole Argentieri said Thursday that the Criminal Division is considering new guidance that would help companies

On September 15, Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco announced revisions to the Department of Justice’s corporate criminal enforcement policies. In her speech at New York University and subsequent memorandum (the “Monaco Memo”), Monaco outlined this updated guidance, which focused on individual accountability, prior misconduct, voluntary self-disclosures, monitorships, and compensation structures that promote compliance.

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