DOJ Announces Developments in Cartel Enforcement

    View Author April 2013
    Several important developments in the cartel enforcement policies of the Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division were announced last week by senior DOJ officials participating in the 2013 Antitrust Spring Meeting of the American Bar Association. The developments include an important change to the DOJ’s policy regarding “carving out” individual employees from a corporate plea agreement; a clarification regarding the cooperation credit available in certain circumstances to companies negotiating plea agreements with DOJ; and a change to the level of review within DOJ available to companies and individuals facing the possibility of criminal charges. All are important developments that provide key guidance to companies and their executives that are considering plea negotiations with the Antitrust Division.