On September 9, 2015, the “Yates Memo” was issued to all Divisions of the Department of Justice by Deputy Attorney General Sally Q. Yates. The memo, titled “Individual Accountability for Corporate Wrongdoing” laid out specific steps whereby the DOJ will “strengthen our pursuit of individual corporate wrongdoing”.
All in-house counsel need to be aware of the key specifics of the Yates Memo when dealing with government investigations. Womble Carlyle attorney Claire Rauscher has followed developments surrounding the Yates Memo closely and recently shared her “Top 10 Things to Know about the Yates Memo” with the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Compliance & Ethics Committee.
And click here to read Rauscher’s article “How to Interpret the Yates Memo” at ACC Docket.
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.