Welcome to Compliance Hot Spots, our briefing on compliance, enforcement and government affairs. Under Trump-appointed leadership, the Justice Department has taken business-friendly steps to reward companies for strong compliance systems and self-disclosure of misconduct—and the top lawyer at Caterpillar has some thoughts about it all. Plus: a former UBS compliance officer is on trial, and the FTC making more noise about incorporating fines into enforcement actions.

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