Jennifer Kennedy Park’s practice focuses on white-collar defense, enforcement actions, and complex civil litigation. In 2015, Jennifer became the first Cleary lawyer ever to be named a “Rising Star” by the New York Law Journal, which acknowledged her work on behalf of clients and noted her commitment to social, civic, and charitable initiatives. She is very active in the firm’s pro bono practice and is a frequent speaker on issues related to the retention and promotion of women in the law. Jennifer joined the firm in 2003 and became a partner in 2012.
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & HamiltonThis Cleary Gottlieb’s memorandum highlights the key modifications brought on June 1, 2020, to the 2019 DOJ’s Guidance and the additional insight they provide into what the DOJ expects from companies with respect to their compliance programs. The authors underline that, unlike the 2019 revisions, the new updates are more thematic rather than structural and continue the prior version’s emphasis on incorporating “lessons learned” into a compliance program, continuously assessing and improving it, and using data to track and enhance the program’s operations. The revised Guidance also highlights the continued importance of training employees and, in the M&A context, of integrating a target into the acquiring company’s compliance framework.