CorpCast Episode 8: The Controlling Stockholder
From Behind the Bribe: The Sharp End of Compliance
Strong Market Outlook Drives Growth of Philippine Companies
Why do we have to go to mediation?
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 178-Ben Locwin on Risk Assessments
Do I need an expert witness in my case?
Marketing to Millennials
CorpCast Episode 7: Better Know a Judge: the Honorable Mary M. Johnston of the Delaware Superior Court
Top Three Cybersecurity Misconceptions
Preparing a Company to Deal With Activist Investors
How can someone prepare for the first meeting with an attorney?
CorpCast Episode 6: A Brief Introduction to the Delaware Rapid Arbitration Act
The Intersection of Cyber and D&O Coverage
Talking PTAB with Bob Steinberg
Is Private/Non-Profit D&O Coverage Under Priced?
CorpCast Episode 5: The eDiscovery Big Picture
BakerHostetler Attorneys James Mastracchio and Jay Nanavati Discuss Global Tax Enforcement
Richard Bistrong Weighs in on the FIFA Scandal and Takedowns
Meritas Capability Webinar - Avoiding Common Mistakes Companies Make When Operating a Business Aircraft
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 161-Gini Dietrich on how to create a MasterClass
In a short video, Richard Bistrong describes his journey through the dark side of international business, and how he rationalized bribery during his career as an International Sales VP. Richard also describes what it was...more
The United States’ traditional reliance on only civil penalties against trade violators is changing. During the past several years, the US government has increasingly brought criminal charges against alleged violators, both...more
I love writing articles where I get to discuss companies making history. PetroTiger has been exonerated from criminal FCPA prosecution by the DOJ. That’s only happened once before, in the case of Morgan Stanley....more
On June 16, 2015, IAP Worldwide Services Inc., a private defense and government contracting company, agreed to pay $7.1 million to settle criminal charges of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) related to bribing...more
More frequently than ever before, American plaintiffs and prosecutors are using U.S. laws to target conduct that has little, if any, connection to the United States. Potential exposure to criminal and civil liability under...more
IAP Worldwide Services Inc., a Virginia based facilities management firm, entered into a non-prosecution agreement with the Department of Justice and agreed to pay a $7.1 million penalty to resolve FCPA charges. A vice...more
There have been some significant developments in the world of international anti-corruption laws in recent months. The following are a few examples...more
Anti-corruption news often revolves around the costly criminal and civil enforcement penalties paid by companies caught in corruption scandals. In the U.S., those costs often reach the hundreds of millions of dollars and are...more
A closer look at new research data about corruption in the financial industry: is the industry as far behind on organizational culture as it might seem?
A recent study, “The Street, The Bull and The Crisis: A Survey of...more
In this issue:
- FCPA AT A GLANCE
- THE ANTI-BRIBERY PROVISIONS OF THE FCPA
- TO WHOM THE ANTI-BRIBERY PROVISIONS APPLY
- THE PAYMENT ELEMENT
- THE CORRUPT INTENT ELEMENT
- WHO IS A...more
The international community has made significant strides in combating corruption, with a proliferation of anti-bribery laws putting companies under pressure to ensure they — and their business partners — are able to detect...more
In recent days the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission have issued strong messages reemphasizing the importance of effective corporate compliance programs.
Assistant Attorney General Leslie...more
Global tax enforcement is the number one priority of the U.S. authorities, and they are using their resources and tools in unprecedented ways to ensure that those who intentionally evade taxes are identified and brought to...more
Allegations of corruption involving FIFA, the international ruling body for football — more commonly known as soccer in the U.S. — reached a boiling point last week when the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) unsealed a...more
On May 20, 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced a $25 million settlement with Anglo-Australian natural resource extraction company BHP Billiton. The settlement resolves charges that the...more
Last year, a number of corruption cases, both individual prosecutions and suits against companies, revolved around the behavior of senior executives. While third parties can often be the vehicle companies use to funnel bribe...more
During an FCPA panel event, the Chief of the US Department of Justice’s Fraud Section advised companies to conduct “targeted” FCPA investigations, dismissing the suggestion that companies must spend hundreds of millions of...more
In what might be described as a “companion guide” to my Ethikos article Does Compliance Need More “Darkside,” I had a chance to read Scott Killingsworth’s work in the same edition, The Irrational Calculator: Sales at the...more
Increased anti-money laundering (AML) regulation enforcement by federal and state agencies in recent months should have financial institutions across the country reviewing and strengthening their in-house AML policies and...more
Today’s Q & A is with Alison Taylor.
Hi Alison, thank you for participating in today’s Q & A. While we have had the opportunity to collaborate on a number of guest pieces, including Reconciling Sales Strategy with FCPA...more
During prepared remarks in April 2015, Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell discussed corporate cooperation in criminal FCPA investigations. AAG Caldwell emphasized that a company’s self-disclosure of issues to the...more
Every business with an anti-corruption compliance program needs to know what that system should include. While there are a number of guidelines and model codes that companies can and do look to, for U.S. companies and others...more
In order to provide an overview for busy in-house counsel and compliance professionals, we summarize below some of the most important international anti-corruption developments in the past month with links to primary...more
Brazil’s Clean Company Act has been in place since January 29, 2014, prompting Brazilian businesses to assess their overall anti-corruption compliance efforts and develop strategies to mitigate risks. Despite passage of the...more
A phenomenon virtually foreign to the 20th Century, the use of pre-plea agreements by the Department of Justice (“DOJ”), typically in the form of a deferred prosecution agreement (“DPA”) (or a non-prosecution agreement...more
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