On Tuesday, Jan. 19th, Womble Carlyle attorney Claire Rauscher discussed “How to Interpret the US Department of Justice’s Recent Announcement to Increase Pursuit of Individuals for Corporate Misconduct (‘the Yates Memo’)” with members of the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Compliance & Ethics Committee.

Since its release on September 9, 2015, much has been written and discussed about the Yates memo.  This legal quick hit presentation centered around what changes have been observed and what clarifications have been made since the release of the memo.  In addition, future challenges were discussed as they relate to conducting internal investigations and preserving attorney-client privilege.

Claire Rauscher focuses her practice on complex white collar litigation, and has represented clients in all phases of state and federal proceedings, including pre-indictment investigations, grand jury practice and criminal trials. Rauscher conducts corporate internal investigations and assists clients in developing and implementing compliance programs. She also counsels clients in responding to subpoenas, search warrants and other white collar inquiries.