Yate Memorandum Compliance Program Impact – Progression of DOJ Pronouncements

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.