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O’Melveny’s Bowman, Carter, and Kirman Examine DPA Deals in Daily Journal Article

April 26, 2016

O’Melveny’s Jim Bowman, Maggie Carter, and David Kirman co-authored the Daily Journal article, “DPA, NPA Deals Are Not Up To the Judge.” The article, published April 26, 2016 discusses a recently issued opinion by a federal court of appeals that the district court “significantly overstepped its authority” when it rejected a deferred prosecution agreement on the grounds that it was “too lenient” on the defendant, a corporation, and its employees. The authors note the opinion was significant “in light of DOJ’s renewed focus on the prosecution of individuals, as well as the creation of a ‘swat team’ of federal prosecutors and agents who will reemphasize prosecution of corporations and individuals for violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.”

Jim Bowman, Maggie Carter and David Kirman are partners in O’Melveny’s White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations practice.