Sarah E. Walters
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Sarah E. Walters is an experienced trial lawyer who focuses her practice on white collar criminal defense, regulatory enforcement and compliance matters, and complex civil litigation. Click here to read Sarah E. Walter's full bio.
DOJ Guidance on Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs: Key Takeaways
By McDermott Will & Emery, Michael W. Peregrine, Michael S. Stanek, Paul M. Thompson, Sarah E. Walters and Tony Maida on May 9, 2019
Posted In Compliance Developments, Government investigation
Boards and management should make use of recent expanded guidance from the US Department of Justice to ensure that their compliance programs are considered “effective” if and when an investigation arises. Companies should affirmatively answer three fundamental questions in evaluating a compliance program: Is the compliance program well designed? Is the program being implemented effectively...
Updated Yates Memo Still Has Force In Civil Domain
By McDermott Will & Emery and Sarah E. Walters on Jan 24, 2019
Posted In Government investigation, Yates Memorandum
In September 2015, Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates issued the Yates memo on individual accountability in the context of corporate investigations. It is no understatement to say that this memo created a near-cottage industry of articles and panels on the memo’s impact on government investigations and officer/director liability. After the change in administration, a favorite...