DOJ’s Coded Attack On Counsel

June 14th, 2016

An Article by Charles Hastie, Regulatory Head, Clutch Group has been published by Law360. In it, Hastie explores the role of counsel in relation to the recent remarks of Department of Justice Deputy Attorney General, Sally Quillian Yates. An excerpt from the article can be found below. The full article is available here

DOJ’s Coded Attack On Counsel

Law360, New York (June 13, 2016, 11:01 AM ET) —

In September 2015, Sally Quillian Yates, deputy attorney general for the U.S. Department of Justice gave a speech and published a policy memorandum now known universally as the “Yates memo.” It emphasized the importance of holding individuals accountable and declared a renewed focus within the DOJ on pursuing the employees responsible for a corporation’s misdemeanors. Since its publication, it has generated countless articles, reactions, blog posts and thought pieces dedicated to unraveling its mysteries.