May 16, 2016

In this article, Jenner & Block Partners Robert R. Stauffer and William C. Pericak pose and answer 20 questions about the “Yates Memo,” in which Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates described a renewed emphasis on criminal prosecution of culpable employees in the context of corporate wrongdoing.  The article explores such issues as whether the Yates Memo is likely to have a practical impact on investigations and prosecutions, how it is likely to change the way corporations interact with prosecutors and regulators, whether it will make voluntary disclosures more likely, and how it will impact the relationship between corporations and their employees.