- In 2012, the Department of Justice collected $13.1 billion in criminal and civil actions
- The amount collected in 2012 was more than double the amount collected in 2011
- In 2012, corporate fraud prosecutions resulted in a 91% conviction rate
What’s more, antitrust/competition prosecutions are on the rise, product safety and quality issues are increasingly viewed as ethics and compliance issues, business partners and supply chains are under scrutiny with such laws as the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act, the DOJ is focusing on insider trading, U.S. FCPA prosecutions are increasing, the recent Dodd-Frank Act requires sound “speak up” programs and establishes an SEC Whistleblower Program, and the U.K. Bribery Act has gone into effect.