Shari Brandt discusses DOJ's push to hold individual execs accountable in Inside Counsel

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September 28, 2015

Richards Kibbe & Orbe partner Shari Brandt was interviewed by Inside Counsel for the article "Executives must worry about culpability." The article discusses the DOJ's new policy that says corporations will not receive credit for an internal inquiry without identifying at-fault individuals. With this new policy the DOJ is moving towards holding individuals, not just corporations, accountable for corporate wrongdoing. "That's a real big change....It's a pretty strong statement," Ms. Brandt said.

In the article, Ms. Brandt recommends that companies facing internal investigations bring in outside counsel, and that they obtain counsel for individuals facing culpability. She also suggests that companies should be "keeping an eye out on who are the individuals who may have culpability."