Join Ismail Ramsey, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California, and other distinguished speakers as they explore recent policy announcements and priorities from the Department of Justice (DOJ) and what those mean for corporations.
DOJ has announced a series of new policy changes and priorities in recent months that may have broad implications for corporations. These come on the heels of several new or updated voluntary self-disclosure policies announced by different DOJ components between February and early March 2023. Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco has also revealed a number of new initiatives being undertaken by DOJ to address threats to U.S. national security and the risk of affiliated corporate crime, and has emphasized DOJ’s continued focus on incentivizing companies to seek compensation clawbacks from individual wrongdoers. Moreover, DOJ is cracking down on the use of personal devices at work and the retention of corporate communications; it announced earlier this year that it would consider a corporation’s policies around use of personal devices, communications platforms and messaging applications in determining whether a corporation should be criminally charged for the conduct of its employees or agents.
The discussion will cover:
- How these new priorities and policy changes will impact corporations
- Whether corporations should revise their compliance policies in response and what those changes should look like
- How companies should engage with DOJ around national security concerns or in connection with a voluntary self-disclosure
Panel Discussion | 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PST
- Lloyd Farnham, Assistant United States Attorney, Northern District of California; Chief, Corporate and Securities Fraud Section
- Laura Vartain Horn, Assistant United States Attorney, Northern District of California; Chief, National Security and Cyber
- Sheila A.G. Armbrust, partner in Sidley's White Collar Defense and Investigations practice; former federal prosecutor
Fireside Chat | 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. PST
- Ismail Ramsey, United States Attorney, Northern District of California
- Kenneth A. Polite Jr., global co-leader of Sidley’s White Collar Defense and Investigations practice; former Senate-confirmed Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division of the United States Department of Justice