Deputy AG Rosenstein Announces Revisions to Policies on Individual Accountability

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November 30, 2018

U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced new polices yesterday that National Law Journal says will “give prosecutors more discretion to award credit to companies even when they do not identify every employee who might be potentially culpable.”

At a conference in Washington, D.C., Rosenstein said that pursing individual corporate officials responsible for misconduct will still be a “top priority” for the Department of Justice (DOJ), but added that “investigations should not be delayed merely to collect information about individuals whose involvement was not substantial and who are not likely to be prosecuted.” This marks a shift in previous DOJ policies, which Rosenstein said required an “all or nothing” approach that can lengthen investigations and render them “inefficient and pointless in practice.”

11/30/2018