CEP Magazine (October 2020)
In June, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) released an update to its Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs based on insights from its own ongoing experience and input from the compliance and business communities. In short, this guidance serves as an invaluable resource for compliance professionals, as it provides helpful insight on key areas of focus and consideration used by the DOJ when evaluating compliance programs and their effectiveness. As such, when any updates and/or changes to this important resource are published, they are closely followed.
“The revised guidance on the Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs reflects additions based on our own experience and important feedback from the business and compliance communities,” Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski of the DOJ’s Criminal Division said in a statement. “Although much of the substance of the prior version remains unchanged, the updates we have made are in keeping with our continued efforts as prosecutors to improve our own policies and practices to ensure transparency and the effective and consistent enforcement of our laws.”