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Virtually every authoritative source of guidance on effective anti-corruption compliance emphasizes the importance of conducting a company-wide “risk assessment.” For example, U.S. authorities have stressed with regard to the...more
This briefing identifies the types of practices and transactions in which domestic competition law might be relevant to doing business in the United Arab Emirates (the UAE) in light of the new federal competition law set to...more
IN THIS ISSUE:
- Industry Scorecard
Publishing: Although the case is civil rather than criminal, the U.S. Justice Department’s Antitrust Division (Division) launched a significant price-fixing lawsuit against...more
In January 2012, FCPAméricas reported on how Brazil is currently considering an overhaul of its foreign bribery law. In March, we reported on how a special committee created by the Brazilian Congress to analyze the bill made...more
An outline of insider trading compliance program elements....more
In an article in the December 2011 issue of Compliance Week Magazine, entitled “Board Checklist: What Every Director Should Know”, author Jaclyn Jaeger reported on a panel discussion at the Association of...more
These two bits of guidance came to mind when reading about MF Global over the past few weeks, regarding its Chief Risk Officer, the financial services equivalent of a CCO. As reported on December 15, in a New York Times (NYT)...more
In This Issue:
- INDUSTRY SCORECARD
- RECENT DOCUMENT DISPUTES IN DOJ’S ACTION TO BLOCK AT&T/T-MOBILE MERGER
- COMMENT: REVOCATION OF LENIENCY AGREEMENTS
Excerpt from Industry Scorecard:
Shipping Industry: Sea...more
I often write about what I call Paul McNulty’s three maxims of a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance program: 1) What did you do to prevent it?; 2) What did you do to detect it?; and 3) What did you do to...more
Yesterday the FCPA Blog wrote about a new resource available to the compliance practitioner, the FCPA Database. Intrigued by this introduction and still needing to cool off from my rant about the worst conflict of interest...more
In every Code of Conduct that I have seen there is a Conflict of Interest (COI) provision. Many people, including myself, have wondered why something so self-obvious as a written company Code of Conduct would be listed as the...more
I am often asked the question by representatives of retailing companies of whether the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) applies to their businesses. While I have always answered in the affirmative, this question was...more
In an article in the December edition of the ACC Docket, entitled “Disciplined and Practical Risk Management”, Jim Jackson, General Counsel of Medair, discussed risk management in the non-profit arena, focusing on...more
I am often asked where I come up with my ideas for blog postings. I respond that there are innumerable sources and resources in the compliance arena, in some ways perhaps too many. Today I will attempt to integrate three of...more
In an article in the December issue of the Harvard Business Review, entitled “First Let’s Fire All the Managers”, author Gary Hamel writes about the concept that “Management is the least efficient...more
An article in the September, 2011 issue of Compliance Week, entitled, “How Tyco Turned Around Third-Party Risk Program” by author Karen Kroll, reported on the program initiated and developed by Tyco International,...more
One of the things that my colleague Stephen Martin talks about is the need for strategic planning for your Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance program. He suggests a 1, 3 and 5 year strategic plan which you should...more
In a recent article in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), entitled “Brazil Corruption Ills Expose Underside of Lula Legacy”, Paulo Prada reported on the corruption scandal which has engulfed the Cabinet of the current...more
Last week Transparency International (TI) released its Bribe Payors Index 2011 (Index). It represents the fifth such report issued by TI, the most recent previously released in 2008. In the introduction, TI says that the...more
So how does this relate Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance? It is the lesson that that all is not as it may appear at first blush. In an article in the November issue of the ACC Docket, entitled “Wearing...more
Most readers of this blog will be familiar with the Lindsey Manufacturing and Esquenazi Rodriguez prosecutions earlier this year. Both sets of individual defendants in these cases were convicted of violating the Foreign...more
In Casablanca, one of my favorites movies of all-time is the great line of Claude Rains as Captain Renault, when he announces “Major Strasser has been shot, round up the usual suspects.” I was reminded of this...more
There are times when facts which arise out of non-compliance matters can make excellent learning points for the compliance practitioner. The Olympus matter has become such a staple of teaching opportunities. It initially...more
often write about what I call the McNulty Maxims of Compliance. I heard them in a presentation by Paul McNulty to the Houston Chapter of the Texas General Counsel Association in my most recent corporate position. They were...more
In an article in the October/November issue of Society of Corporate and Compliance Ethics Magazine (SCCE), entitled “The seven biggest mistakes companies make that erode ethical culture and destroy reputation”,...more
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