Reprinted with permission from Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC's Women in Business Law guide.

What were the most notable legal/business changes and developments in the industry you follow for the past 12 months? 

The increased focus by the US Department of Justice on requiring large financial institutions to take criminal dispositions is very unusual – and contrary to the way that the DOJ has acted since the Arthur Andersen case. When Arthur Andersen was convicted, the company folded immediately, leading to major disruptions in the financial markets and in the audits of public companies. This led to the concern of 'too big to fail', which we all heard about in the 2008 financial crisis. ...

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