In re: The Role of Compliance Programs in Federal Sentencing for Antitrust Violations
- Case Date: 6/1/2012
- Project Name: Civil Justice Reform
On June 1, 2012, WLF called on the U.S. Sentencing Commission to reconsider the important role that corporate compliance programs should play in the antitrust context. WLF expressed its concerns in a letter to Commission Chair Patti Soris in response to the Commission invitation for input on the Commissionís priorities for the upcoming year. WLF cautioned that by not providing companies with an opportunity to receive credit for antitrust compliance programs, the current Guidelines regime actually creates a disincentive for companies to implement such programs altogether. Rather, WLF argued that the Guidelines should, consistent with the Commissionís approach in other areas, encourage and reward effective compliance programs in sentencing determinations for antitrust violations.
|Awaiting Commission response.|
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|6/1/2012: Download the Letter|