In this episode, I visit with John Wood, who has served in numerous high-level executive branch positions, including U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, Chief of Staff for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Deputy Associate Attorney General, Counselor to the U.S. Attorney General, and Deputy General Counsel for the White House Office of Management and Budget. He was also a Supreme Court clerk.

We consider the recent speech by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on the comprehensive review the Justice Department will go through looking at various and sometimes disparate Memos regarding corporate and individual prosecutions.

Wood goes through some of the process the Justice Department will go through in this review. We discuss how it may impact the DOJ’s priorities regarding not only enforcement but also investigation. He notes the remarks by Rosenstein on corporate compliance programs and how the DOJ views their value in the overall fight against the global scourge of bribery and corruption. We also consider where the DOJ might go with an extension of the FCPA Pilot Program and what compliance practitioner might expect going forward.

For a copy of the text of DAG Rosenstein’s speech click here.