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The Yates Memo–The Background and Its Impact

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January 2016
David Kotz
Thomson Reuters

David Kotz writes about a September 2015 memorandum by U.S. Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates directing the Department of Justice to leverage its resources to seek accountability from individuals for corporate misdeeds. Mr. Kotz also discusses what led to the issuance of the Yates memo, and the actual impact of this new policy on criminal and civil actions brought by the government.

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