Welcome to Compliance Hot Spots, our weekly snapshot on white-collar, regulatory and compliance news and trends. Today, we examine the nomination search that everyone in the legal community is talking about. I’m talking, of course, about the search for an assistant AG for DOJ’s civil division. (Oh… that wasn’t the one you were thinking of? Check out my colleague Marcia Coyle’s coverage of Justice Breyer’s retirement.) We’ll also examine a new framework designed to address chief compliance officers’ fears about personally liability for compliance lapses, and detail Lockheed Martin’s legal team in an antitrust fight with the FTC. Please get in touch with tips and feedback. Contact me at [email protected] and @AGoudsward on Twitter.Washinton, DC / USA – April 22 2019: The northern facade of the Department of Justice building in the Nations capital.
Civil Division Still Awaits a Permanent Nominee
A year since President Joe Biden was sworn in as president, he is still yet to fill a major vacancy in the U.S. Justice Department.