By Jack Queen (January 3, 2022, 12:03 PM EST) — After a slow start filling out its leadership ranks last year, the U.S. Department of Justice spent the second half of 2021 rolling out a parade of policy changes and enforcement initiatives aimed at tackling corporate malfeasance, corruption and cybercrime.
The flurry of policymaking contrasts with a lull in major enforcement activity. Blockbuster cases were sparse in 2021, and fresh industry sweeps didn’t materialize. Prosecutors and the courts were still working through pandemic-induced backlogs, and lockdown measures undoubtedly slowed the pace of investigations.
But the feds are starting the new year with clear marching orders and a leadership vision crystallized through…