The Yates Memo: A Lawyer’s Professional Responsibility
Recorded December 14, 2016 | On-Demand Webinar
In September 2015, Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates released a memorandum to all Department of Justice prosecutors detailing certain principles prosecutors must follow when addressing the question of individual responsibility of corporate officers in the commission of corporate crime. The memo, “Individual Accountability for Corporate Wrongdoing,” known informally as the Yates Memo, impacts the professional responsibilities of attorneys who work for, prosecute, or defend companies who find themselves under investigation. During this webinar, speakers will address some of the ethical concerns, including the impacts of the Yates memo on work-product, attorney-client privilege, corporate investigations, and defense of a company and its employees. Learn what your ethical and professional responsibilities are as an attorney under the Yates memo and related government investigations.
Ralph Caccia, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP
Charles F. Connolly, Partner, Akin Gump Straus Hauer & Feld LLP
Kathleen L. Matsoukas, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Moderated by Jon Smollen, Director, Center for Compliance and Ethics, Beasley School of Law, Temple University
Audience Level: Introductory/Intermediate/Advanced
This on-demand webinar is approved for 1.5 CLE credits in Virginia.