Eric Cottrell

Eric Cottrell

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP

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ISO 37001 – The Potential Impact of the New International Anti-Bribery Management System Standard

The International Organization for Standardization (“ISO”) recently published ISO 37001, the first international anti-bribery management system standard. ISO, a Swiss-based international organization, is well known for...more

12/13/2016 - Anti-Bribery Best Practices Compliance FCPA International Organization for Standardization

The New US Sanctions Against North Korea: Dr. Evil's Got Nothing on Kim Jong-un

Although poor, out-of-touch Dr. Evil of the Austin Powers series had to resort to the threat of using a giant laser beam to decimate various cities to try to obtain his one million billion dollars in ransom, Kim Jong-un1...more

6/10/2016 - Banking Sector China Cyber Crimes Economic Sanctions Money Laundering North Korea SWIFT UN Security Council WMD

Is Confession Good for the Corporate Soul?: DOJ announces new mitigation credit for self-disclosure of FCPA violations

On April 5, 2016, the Department of Justice’s (“DOJ”) Fraud Section Chief, Andrew Weissmann, issued a memo (the “Weissmann Memorandum”) announcing a one-year Pilot Program that offers a carrot and stick approach to...more

4/11/2016 - Bribery Compliance Cooperation Corporate Misconduct Criminal Prosecution Declination DOJ FCPA Federal Pilot Programs Federal Sentencing Guidelines Individual Accountability Internal Investigations Remediation Self-Disclosure Requirements Voluntary Disclosure White Collar Crimes

False Claims Act Update: A Statistical Review of 2015 and Key Events for 2016

As reported by the Department of Justice (DOJ) in a December 2015 press release, the False Claims Act (FCA) remains the federal government’s primary means for combating fraud. In 2015, the DOJ recovered $3.583 billion in FCA...more

1/12/2016 - DOJ False Claims Act (FCA) Qui Tam Relators Whistleblower Awards Whistleblowers

Trading with Cuba: Too soon to mix up the Cuba Libres?

Now that the Obama administration has loosened its restrictions on Cuba, you’re ready to sell your widgets to a Havana factory, right? Not so fast! Although you may be able to do some things in or with Cuba that you couldn’t...more

10/5/2015 - Cuba Economic Development Embargo Export Controls Exports Imports Multinationals Obama Administration OFAC Sanctions Vessels

False Claims Act – 2014 Year in Review

The False Claims Act (FCA) imposes liability on individuals and companies who defraud or submit false claims to the federal government. The FCA allows the federal government to seek treble damages, civil penalties and...more

1/27/2015 - Banking Sector Enforcement Statistics False Claims Act (FCA) Federal Procurement Systems Healthcare

US Export Laws Can Apply to Foreign Affiliates

Watch out! Recent enforcement actions illustrate that the US export laws apply to foreign companies too (including your foreign subsidiary or parent). The US Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) recently announced a...more

9/17/2014 - Corporate Counsel Enforcement Enforcement Actions Exports Foreign Affiliates Foreign Corporations

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