One Year Later: The Yates Memo, False Claims Act and Director & Executive Liability



Tony Maida and Rebecca Martin wrote in this bylined article that recent government settlements with corporate executives, and statements stressing individual accountability, support the so-called Yates Memo holding individuals responsible for illegal corporate conduct. Noting that lawyers have “watched for telltale signs of whether the Yates Memo is really changing the way federal enforcement does business,” the authors concluded, “that change may be here.”