From the Press Release (here):
On April 9, the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division will hold a public roundtable discussion to explore the issue of corporate antitrust compliance and its implications for criminal antitrust enforcement policy.
The roundtable will provide a forum for the Antitrust Division to engage with inside and outside corporate counsel, foreign antitrust enforcers, international organization representatives, and other interested parties on the topic of antitrust compliance. Participants will discuss the role that antitrust compliance programs play in preventing and detecting antitrust violations, and ways to further promote corporate antitrust compliance. The format of the program will be a series of panel discussions with featured speakers. Audience participation in the discussions will be encouraged.
The Roundtable will take place in the Great Hall of the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT. The agenda can be found here.
This should be an interesting and spirited program. There is some disagreement between enforcers and the defense bar/compliance community about what credit a company should receive for a compliance program if, despite the program, company officials engage in cartel behavior.
For previous posts on antitrust compliance programs see: