U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer told lawyers at the New York City Bar Association about the benefits of deferred-prosecution agreements (DPAs) in the DOJ's efforts to improve corporate behavior. Breuer said bluntly, "What I'm here to tell you is that, along with the other tools we have, DPAs have had a truly transformative effect on particular companies and, more generally, on corporate culture across the globe." To win a DPA, a company must "acknowledge wrongdoing, agree to cooperate with the government's investigation, pay a fine, agree to improve its compliance program, and agree to face prosecution if it fails to satisfy the terms of the agreement." But the prospect of a forthcoming prosecution for violating a DPA inspires companies to "prove to us that they are serious about compliance." All told, one of the most persuasive reasons for the DOJ's agreement to enter into a DPA is the likely impact of a prosecution on the innocent employees at companies caught in the DOJ's crosshairs.