The Department of Justice’s “Yates Memo” sets forth regulatory principles, applicable to both civil and criminal investigations, to ensure that individuals are held accountable for corporate wrongdoing. While several U.S. Attorney Offices had been applying many of these principles already, the Yates Memo now establishes the principles expected to be followed by all U.S. Attorney Offices and Main Justice. With the escalating numbers of civil False Claims Act cases brought in recent years by whistleblowers against health care and life sciences entities, the Memo represents a significant development for the health care delivery system as a whole. To learn more about the Yates Memo and the effect it will have on health care executives, read the Reed Smith Client Alert written by Elizabeth Carder-Thompson and Thomas H. Suddath, Jr.