Biden Administration Revisions to the Principles of Federal Prosecution of Business Organizations

Jan. 10, 2022, 9:51 a.m. | bgarrett

It has been twenty years since U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) first published guidelines for the criminal prosecution of corporations, in the fall of 2019. American law on corporate criminal liability dates back to the 19th century. However, it was not until the end of the 20th Century that investigating and prosecuting corporations and their employees became a major feature of criminal justice in the United States, chiefly at the federal level. Billion-dollar fines are now routine, where they were unimaginable two decades ago, across a range of industries, from banking, to pharmaceutical ...

New NPAs Added After DOJ Responds to Suit

Jan. 3, 2022, 6:25 a.m. | jashley

Shortly before Christmas, the Dept. of Justice responded with a batch of documents in response to the suit we filed to obtain copies of a dozen NPAs and a list of all such agreements. Those agreements have been added to the Registry and include: Cantor Gaming / CG Technology Celerity Educational Group

New FOIA Suit

Nov. 19, 2021, midnight | jashley

Nearly a 1.5 years ago, Head of the Legal Data Lab and Business Librarian Jon Ashley filed a FOIA request for a dozen non-prosecution agreements and a list of all such agreements the Dept. of Justice has struck since 2009. The list is of particular importance to reveal both the scale of the DOJ's practices and the parties involved in these agreements. Without a list the American public has no idea how often NPAs, which do not have to be filed in a federal court, are struck. Given the DOJ's non-response to the FOIA request and with the help of UVA Law's First Amendment Clinic (run by the Rep ...

New Twitter Feed for Updates

March 14, 2021, 8:05 p.m. | jashley

Over the years, practitioners and scholars have asked if they could be alerted when new material hits the Registry and we're happy to announce the creation of a new Twitter account exclusively for this purpose. Whenever new items are entered, a tweet including the company name, disposition, a link to the agreement (if any), and a link to the database record will be generated to keep users up-to-date. The feed can be found here: ...

Hundreds of New Entries Added

Nov. 17, 2020, 7:18 a.m. | jashley

Today, we're proud to report that we have ingested over 700 new cases into the Registry. You can find a list of all the new entries here: The large number of cases is the result of a multi-month effort to double-check our collection. To do this, we obtained a list of every federal district court criminal case going back as far back as PACER allowed. The resulting list had over 1.2 ...