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Public Policies

Monitor Selection for Corporate Criminal Enforcement

This memorandum sets forth the public monitor selection process for all United States Attorney’s Offices. Independent corporate monitors can be an effective resource in assessing a company’s compliance with the terms of a corporate criminal resolution or plea agreement. Monitors can also be an effective means of reducing the risk of repeat misconduct and compliance lapses identified during a corporate criminal investigation.

Voluntary Self-Disclosure Policy

In circumstances where a company becomes aware of misconduct by employees or agents before that misconduct is publicly reported or otherwise known to the Department of Justice, companies may come to the United States Attorney’s Office and disclose that misconduct, enabling the government to investigate and hold wrongdoers accountable more quickly than would otherwise be the case.

Updated March 1, 2023