Episode 147 — DOJ’s Revised Compliance Guidance and Refocus of Merger and Acquisitions Risks
The Justice Department’s recent revisions to the Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs highlights an important trend and evolution of prosecution focus. DOJ’s Revised Corporate Compliance Guidance recognized and reinforced the continuing focus on post-acquisition integration versus pre-acquisition due diligence. For years, DOJ and compliance professionals placed significant emphasis on pre-acquisition due diligence. This balance has been adjusted over the last ten years to raise the importance of post-acquisition integration planning and implementation.
In this Episode, Michael Volkov reviews the revised compliance guidance and the impact on pre-acquisition due diligence and post-acquisition integration.