In a recent speech, Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski explained that one of his goals is to build companies’ trust in the government’s investigation and resolution process. To achieve that goal, the DOJ has attempted to increase transparency by revising policies to better reflect actual practices and publishing guidance for prosecutors on how to approach these cases. Other enforcers, such as the U.K. Serious Fraud Office and the AFA in France, have joined in as well. Here is a quick look at some of the policy tweaks, changes and guidance that were announced in 2019 by the DOJ, CFTC, AFA and SFO. See “Quick Look at Recent DOJ Policy Changes
” (Feb. 20, 2019).