Gibson Dunn Offers Year-End Update on Corporate Non-Prosecution and Deferred Prosecution Agreements

In 2018, the number of corporate non-prosecution agreements (“NPAs”) and deferred prosecution agreements (“DPAs”)[1] in the United States remained steady—2018 yielded at least 24 agreements[2]—but the monetary recoveries skyrocketed to nearly $8.1 billion.[2a]  While the comparative year over year analysis has become more difficult because of a third resolution vehicle, declination with disgorgement, the Department of Justice (“DOJ” or “Department”) continues to embrace corporate NPAs and DPAs as effective tools in resolving investigations into corporate criminal misconduct.

This client alert, the twenty-first in our biannual series on NPAs and DPAs: (1) compiles statistics regarding NPAs and … Read more