The Department of Justice Fraud Section recently released new guidance called the Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs. While the Department of Justice has insisted that the Evaluation is not a checklist for effective compliance and ethics programs, it seems to be styled as a checklist. The Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs covers eleven "Sample Topics and Questions." These comprise the parameters that the Department of Justice says that they will review when looking at the effectiveness of a compliance and ethics program.
In a three-part series on our podcast Compliance Beat titled "The Checklist That's Not A Checklist," Eric examines each Sample Topic in detail. He talks about what the Department of Justice may be looking for when considering the effectiveness of a compliance and ethics program. Eric's in-depth analysis of this new guidance will help you understand what the Department of Justice requires for an effective compliance and ethics program.