Yates Memorandum and Progression of DOJ Pronouncement Memos
The Yates Memo is the latest in a line of similar pronouncements that began in 1999
- “Bringing Criminal Charges Against Corporations
- Thompson Memo(2003)
- McNulty Memo(2006)
- Filip Memo(2008)
- U.S. Attorney’s Manual (“USAM”) as the Principles of Federal Prosecution of Business Organizations(USAM § 9-28.000).
- The “Principles” have been revised to incorporate the Yates Memo’s dictates on individual accountability for corporate wrongdoing.