Bass, Berry & Sims attorney John Kelly was quoted in a National Law Journal article about the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) memo on white-collar investigations. The article notes that in many ways the memo standardizes, "in writing the same approach many prosecutors, especially big city U.S. attorneys, have practiced all along."
Former DOJ officials now at large firms and within corporations, however, said the memo, which directs prosecutors to focus on individuals and wider corporate wrongdoing, "swings like a blunt instrument at how companies under investigation talk to officials" from [the DOJ.] John, a former leader at the DOJ, told the publication that the memo will definitely influence how lawyers advise clients and "may also prompt more cases for prosecutors."
The full article, "In 'All or Nothing' Approach, Justice Dept. Puts White-Collar Bar on Edge," was published by The National Law Journal on September 10, 2015 and is available online or in the PDF below.