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New York, NY

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Washington, DC

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New York, NY

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Washington, DC

C: (202) 339-7249
T: (202) 220-1935
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Washington, DC

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New York, NY

C: (646) 891-7905
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Washington, DC

C: (202) 680-4908
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Washington, DC

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Washington, DC

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Washington, DC

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Washington, DC

C: (202) 680-4941
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New York, NY

T: (212) 880-3624
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New York, NY

C: (203) 984-8256
T: (212) 880-3580
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New York, NY

C: (917) 538-9223
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Washington, DC

C: (202) 680-4181
T: (202) 661-7022
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Richmond, VA

C: (804) 350-1748
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Washington, DC

C: (571) 228-4592
T: (202) 661-7027
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New York, NY

C: (646) 522-2340
T: (212) 880-3992
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Looking Forward

The Trump Administration’s Department of Justice continues to enhance incentives for companies to conduct internal investigations and self-report wrongdoing to law enforcement. In recent months, it has trumpeted its FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy, promising that if a company voluntarily self-discloses misconduct in a timely manner, fully cooperates, and engages in timely and appropriate remediation, there will be a presumption that DOJ will decline to prosecute. More recently, DOJ has suggested that it will treat the FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy as “nonbinding guidance” in corporate criminal cases outside the FCPA context. The takeaway is that companies should seriously consider, as good corporate citizens, conducting robust internal investigations when needed and, if criminal conduct is uncovered, promptly self-reporting the findings to DOJ. Handled appropriately, such affirmative corporate conduct will be applauded and should result in obtaining a full and fair case closure, instead of an expensive and damaging criminal prosecution.