Leniency Program

The Antitrust Division’s Leniency Program is its most important investigative tool for detecting cartel activity. Corporations and individuals who report their cartel activity and cooperate in the Division’s investigation of the cartel reported can avoid criminal conviction, fines, and prison sentences if they meet the requirements of the program.

Leniency Applications

To apply for leniency, contact the Division by email at Antitrust.Leniency@usdoj.gov or leave a voice mail at 202-307-0719.

Leniency Policy

April 4, 2022

Antitrust Division Leniency Policy and Procedures (included in DOJ Justice Manual, Criminal Antitrust Enforcement)

FAQs

April 4, 2022

Frequently Asked Questions About the Antitrust Division’s Leniency Program

Model Leniency Letters

April 4, 2022

Model Corporate Conditional Leniency Letter

April 4, 2022

Model Dual Investigations Conditional Leniency Letter (used when the corporate leniency applicant is a subject, target, or defendant in another Antitrust Division investigation)

April 4, 2022

Model Dual Investigations Acknowledgement Form

April 4, 2022

Model Individual Conditional Leniency Letter

Archived Content

The Antitrust Division will review leniency applications under the version of the policy and model conditional letter in effect at the time the applicant received a marker.

August 10, 1993

Leniency Policy

January 26, 2017

Frequently Asked Questions About the Antitrust Division's Leniency Program and Model Leniency Letters

November 20, 2018

Model Corporate Conditional Leniency Letter

November 20, 2018

Model Individual Conditional Leniency Letter

July 24, 2019

Model Dual Investigations Conditional Leniency Letter (used when the corporate leniency applicant is a subject, target, or defendant in another Antitrust Division investigation)

November 19, 2008

Model Dual Investigations Acknowledgement Letter for Employees

Updated May 6, 2022

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