How to Stay Out of Federal Prison, and Other Helpful Tips
Individual Accountability for Corporate Wrongdoing
Hosted By: The National Association of Corporate Directors – Northern California Chapter and Vinson & Elkins LLP
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 | San Francisco, CA
Registration 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.; Program 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.; Wine Tasting & Networking 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
C-suite executives, in-house counsel, and corporations are increasingly facing
more frequent litigation and government investigations, including
bet-the-company lawsuits and criminal actions. The opposition ranges from
government agencies to shareholders, customers, and other businesses.
Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) policies on this matter, detailed in the
so-called “Yates Memo,” are clear about intensifying individual accountability
for corporate wrongdoing. Two mandates in the Yates Memo are particularly
In order to
qualify for any cooperation credit, corporations must provide to the DOJ all
relevant facts relating to the individuals involved in the corporation’s
extraordinary circumstance or approved departmental policy, the DOJ will not
release culpable individuals from civil or criminal liability even after
resolving a matter with a corporation.
Michael Ward, VP & Chief Compliance Officer at Juniper Networks, and V&E partners Matt
Jacobs and Jessica
Mussallem will share insights about the Yates Memo, in addition to how
corporate leaders can minimize liability risks for themselves and their
companies in light of the expanding attention on corporate and individual
This program will be followed by a special
networking hour and wine tasting featuring local wineries.
For more information on this event, follow this link.