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DOJ explains rule changes in light of Yates memo

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) detailed new rules that would focus investigations of corporations on responsible individuals and warned that companies cannot abuse the attorney-client privilege to hide key facts in criminal investigations. On Monday, Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, who issued the so-called Yates Memoranda in September, detailed DOJ policy on how the … Continue Reading

New DOJ Attorney-Client Privilege Rules Don’t Apply to SEC

The U.S. Department of Justice will no longer allow its prosecutors to pressure corporate executives to disclose privileged documents. The much-criticized current policy had been to label companies uncooperative if they failed to reveal documents and communications that fall under the attorney-client privilege. The DOJ has revised the policy effective immediately. Furthermore, the DOJ can … Continue Reading