An article published in The Wall Street Journal reflects on the potential need for the Department of Justice to employ a full-time compliance expert, particularly in light of complications arising from the COVID-19 crisis. The Justice Department recently issues a series of policies designed to incentivize companies to invest in programs that ensure employees don’t violate the law.
The piece “Does the Justice Department Need a Dedicated Compliance Expert?” shares excerpts from an interview with Andrew Weissmann published in the Risk & Compliance Journal. Mr. Weissman served as chief of the department’s criminal fraud section from 2015 to 2017. In the interview, Mr. Weissman discusses the importance of corporate compliance officers and how the pandemic might impact corporate enforcement.
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