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Client Advisory: Sentencing Commission Amends Organizational Sentencing Guidelines Related to Effective Compliance and Ethics Programs

In this advisory Partners Andrew Weissmann and Katya Jestin and Associate Paul M. Monteleoni discuss the United States Sentencing Commission’s recent amendments to Chapter Eight of its Guidelines Manual.  These amendments will take effect on November 1, 2010, unless Congress rejects them.  In this advisory the authors discuss how the proposed amendments would have significant implications for companies seeking to obtain leniency based on the maintenance of effective compliance and ethics programs.