Crediting Compliance: U.S. DOJ Antitrust Division Reverses Long-Standing Policies and Issues Detailed Guidance on Corporate Antitrust Compliance Programs

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Crediting compliance programs in charging and sentencing decisions and offering the possibility of resolving cases with a DPA are welcome policy changes, and the Division has provided a great deal of specific guidance that should be helpful for companies in structuring and implementing their antitrust compliance programs. Companies should take this opportunity to re-examine their existing compliance programs to ensure that they meet or exceed the DOJ’s expectations.