Webinar: DOJ’s Latest Policy on Corporate Cooperation: What’s Required to Receive Cooperation Credit

October 13, 2015

CLE Ethics Information

Ropes & Gray is an accredited CLE provider in the states of New York, California and Illinois. This program offers 1.0 non-transitional NY ethics credit, 1.0 CA ethics credit, and 1.0 IL ethics credit.

* Programs are only eligible for CLE credit in Illinois if there are at least five attorneys in attendance.

Program Description

On September 9, 2015, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates issued a memorandum outlining to U.S. Department of Justice personnel the importance of individual accountability for corporate wrongdoing. The Yates Memorandum, as well as supplemental commentary from high level DOJ officials, appears to be a reaction to the barrage of criticism by the media that DOJ failed to hold individuals accountable for criminal conduct contributing to the financial collapse. It is important for companies to understand what exactly is new about the Yates Memorandum and recent DOJ messaging. This presentation — by three former federal prosecutors — will discuss how the DOJ has historically assessed cooperation credit, recent significant cases that have helped shape current policy, and what the DOJ now expects of a company that seeks to cooperate in the face of a civil or criminal investigation.


Christopher Conniff

Government Enforcement partner, Ropes & Gray

Former federal prosecutor, S.D.N.Y.

Marc P. Berger

Government Enforcement partner, Ropes & Gray

Former Chief of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force, S.D.N.Y.

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