Justice Department Official Stresses Compliance Hallmarks, Failures
Yet another Department of Justice official is emphasizing the importance of effective compliance programs, this time in the context of avoiding a bribery and corruption probe. In remarks at the Advanced Compliance and Ethics Workshop held by the Practising Law Institute in New York Oct. 7, Marshall Miller, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division, highlighted a few primary strengths and weaknesses that the Justice Departmant has observed in corporate compliance programs of late.
“As an overarching theme, the failure to expand compliance programs to meet the needs of growing corporations, particularly global corporations, drives many of the compliance problems we have seen,” Miller said. “On the flip side, compliance programs that have widespread prophylactic and training mechanisms—as well as procedures designed to uncover wrongdoing and expose individuals responsible for criminal behavior—are the most effective.” Read more on Compliance Week.