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The Shift: DOJ’s Rush for Corporate Compliance

General counsel and corporate compliance officers are on notice that the U.S. Department of Justice is putting a premium going forward on how quickly companies report potential misconduct. That means speedy disclosure of violations are more likely to garner cooperation credit from the government, a shift that has ruffled the feathers of some within the white-collar bar who believe it could put speed over accuracy when companies are trying to investigate potential issues.