Bribery & Corruption in the Military. A Front-Line View (Part II)
Bribery & Corruption in the Military. A Front-Line View (Part I)
Polsinelli Podcasts - Why Bid Protests Are on The Rise
Legal Minute: Cybersecurity Reporting Requirements for Government Contractors
A Moment of Simple Justice - Jails for Sale
A Moment of Simple Justice - Death by Cop
Upcoming Affirmative Action Plan Requirements for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors
What should I do when I receive a letter from a prosecutor?
Annual Labor & Employment Update 2013
Ethics Laws and the Importance of Transparency for Public Officials
Polsinelli Podcast - Conducting Business With the Obama Administration
Is Edward Snowden a Whistleblower?
Colombia Battles U.S. Investors for $17 Billion Treasure
Turbulent Market for Legal Services Forces Law Firms to Innovate
Mexico’s President, Enrique Peña Nieto, has promulgated the Constitutional Reform regarding the creation of the National Anticorruption System.
Today we welcome Kristine Robidoux, Partner, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, for an analysis of the new Canadian Integrity Regime. As Canada has one of the most robust Debarment regimes which includes anti-bribery enforcement,...more
Pop quiz: what are the three criteria the SEC stated they would hold a chief compliance officer accountable for? Well, I admit that was a trick question, because even if you got them right, the SEC is ruffling feathers by...more
On July 3, 2015, the Government of Canada announced changes to its Integrity Regime for suppliers. Under the existing regime, suppliers convicted of certain offences, including Competition Act offences such as price-fixing...more
In a “Catch Me If You Can” like panel, a former US and UN prosecutor and former FCPA violator/ turned cooperator discuss the realities of corporate anti-bribery compliance.
It’s not often that compliance officers are...more
European companies subject to FCPA jurisdiction or comparable European jurisdictions, and doing business in emerging markets such as the BRIC nations, face a rigorous compliance standard. Firms must have compliance processes...more
On June 1, 2015, Canada’s Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (“ESTMA”) came into force. Approved in December 2014, but not in force until this month, the act requires companies in the extractive sector to report...more
Congress is required to enact secondary legislation to implement these reforms within one year.
On May 27, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto signed into law constitutional reforms (the Reforms) designed to strengthen...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
This is the second part of my interview with Robert (“Bob”) Appleton, which is timely given our question and answer session at the upcoming Anti-Corruption Conference, Oslo, where we will engage in an interview titled...more
On May 20, 2015, a federal grand jury in San Juan, Puerto Rico indicted five individuals for bid rigging and fraud conspiracies in connection with an auction for public school bus transportation contracts. The auction was...more
New laws, increased enforcement and broadened liability increase the urgency for companies working in Mexico to put processes in place to prevent corruption within their own organizations and among their business...more
The recent indictment of senior FIFA officials as part of an FBI investigation into corrupt activities at the world football governing body has made headlines and brought corruption in sport back to the...more
Today is the first of a two part interview with Robert “Bob” Appleton and is an edited version of the entire interview which will be available for download when part II is published next week....more
On May 8, 2015, a jury in Puerto Rico acquitted Thomas Farmer (Farmer), the former vice president of price and yield management for Crowley Liner Services, Inc., of conspiring to suppress and eliminate competition in...more
To advance anti-corruption thought leadership from other viewpoints, we interviewed Richard Bistrong. In this Q&A, CREATe.org’s anti-corruption expert Leslie Benton asks Mr. Bistrong about his personal and professional...more
In This E-Note:
- Health Care Reform in America: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
- The Federal False Claims Act - Violations of Conditions of Payment or Conditions of Participation?
- State Regulatory...more
On February 25, 2015, in a 6-3 decision authored by Justice Kennedy, the Supreme Court upheld the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) decision finding that the North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners (Board), although a state...more
On February 19, 2015, the RCMP laid corruption and fraud charges against the SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., its division SNC-Lavalin Construction Inc., and its subsidiary SNC-Lavalin International Inc. under section 3(1)(b) of the...more
On February 9, 2015, the Eleventh Circuit affirmed Jean Rene Duperval’s convictions for money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering, approving the U.S. Department of Justice’s (“DOJ”) expansive approach to...more
Countries Subject to Various Restrictions by the U.S., EU, and UN -
Following are checklists of countries that are subject to a variety of U.S. and EU-imposed restrictions affecting international trade. The countries...more
“So you are the great lawyer I’ve been told about! But, you are so young! I was expecting an old lawyer.” With those words, the silver-haired senior-level executive of the customs broker I was investigating for bribery let...more
On January 8, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, in United States ex rel. Badr v. Triple Canopy Inc., embraced a theory of implied certification under the False Claims Act (“FCA”), representing a departure from prior Fourth...more
Digital warfare seems to be the name of the game these days. Terrorists attack our database infrastructures and wreck havoc by making personal information public. Look at the most recent attacks on Sony, Chick-Fil-A and...more
The SEC named ratings giant Standard & Poor’s in three actions this week and one of its senior executives in another. The firm settled all three actions, admitting to a series of facts but not violations of the law in one...more
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