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The FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 66, Visit with Virna De Palma from TRACE [Video]

In this episode I visit with Virna De Palma,Senior Director, Global Strategy & Communications at TRACE International, Inc.. She talks about some of the services which TRACE offers and details a new and exciting scholarship...more

A SWISS PRINCIPAL MODEL CASE STUDY: RESTRUCTURING A MULTINATIONAL CORPORATION THROUGH TERRITORIAL OPTIMIZATION

The Swiss Principal model has become an effective means to optimize the structure of multinational companies on a regional basis, maximizing efficiencies by restructuring EMEA-area procurement, distribution and sales...more

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 45, Interview with Justice Ken Wise [Video]

In this episode of the FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report, I visit with Justice Ken Wise of the 14th Court of Appeals. We discuss contract drafting and interpretation, internal investigations and judicial ethics. ...more

This Week In Securities Litigation (Week ending March 21, 2014)

The Commission improved its trial record this week, prevailing in a ten day jury trial centered on fraud in connection with the sale of mortgage backed securities that caused a $5 million loss to Ginnie Mae. The agency...more

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 43, Interview with Neil Swidey, author of Trapped Under the Sea [Video]

In this episode, I visit with Neil Swidey, author of Trapped Under the Sea, who discusses safety, risk and leadership. ...more

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 42, Interview with Patrick Taylor of Oversight Systems on Transaction Monitoring [Video]

In this episode I visit with Patrick Taylor, President of Oversight Systems on transaction monitoring in a best practices FCPA compliance practice. ...more

Episode 41-Interview with John Champion, leadership lessons from Captain Kirk [Video]

In this episode I visit with John Champion, co-host of the podcast of The Mission Log; a podcast which discusses each episode of all iterations of Star Trek. We discuss the leadership with lessons from Captain Kirk. ...more

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 40, Interview with Adam Turteltaub [Video]

In this episode I visit with Adam Turteltaub, from the SCCE. Adam has worked in the compliance space for over 10 years and has seen the increased awareness and acceptance of compliance. He also discusses the upcoming SCCE UK...more

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 3-Interview with Marie Patterson, Vice President of Marketing for Hiperos [Video]

In this episode of the FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report, I visit with Marie Patterson, VP of Marketing for Hiperos. We discuss the management of third parties by a commercial entity throughout the life cycle of the...more

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 38-Using a utility industry compliance program as a guide to anti-corruption compliance  [Video]

In this episode, I discuss the SCCE Utilities and Energy Conference and a session I attended which focused on utility industry compliance. There are many similarities between such compliance and anti-corruption compliance and...more

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 37-Interview with the FCPA Professor, Part II [Video]

In this episode, I debate with the FCPA Professor on the cause for the increase in FCPA enforcement beginning in 2004. ...more

The FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 36, Visit with the FCPA Professor-Part 1 [Video]

In this Episode 36 of the FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report, I begin a two-part interview with the FCPA Professor. In this episode, we talk about what is on the mind of the Professor and he discusses some of his blog posts...more

Merger And Acquisition Due Diligence And Voluntary Disclosures

The Justice Department and the SEC continue the drumbeat encouraging companies to voluntarily disclose potential FCPA violations. Of course, the reason for their position is obvious – they want to know about every violation,...more

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 35-Transaction Monitoring [Video]

In this episode, I discuss the evolution of transaction monitoring in a best practices compliance program. ...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review - February 10, 2014

No-Action Letter Provides Relief to M&A Brokers - On January 31, in a significant no-action letter (Letter), the Staff of the Division of Trading and Markets provided assurances that it would not recommend enforcement...more

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 34, Opinion Release 13-01 [Video]

In this episode 34 of the FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report, I review Opinion Release 13-01 and its implications for the compliance practitioner in the areas of CSR and charitable donations. ...more

"The New Barbarians — Shareholder Activists Have Europe in Their Sights"

Shareholder activism has risen significantly since the start of the financial crisis, with global shareholder campaigns increasing by 62 percent since 2010. This growth is partially driven by activist hedge funds, reaping...more

Highlights From 2013 And Implications For 2014

During 2013 shareholder activism continued to surge and impact corporate-decision making. The Delaware courts also handed down several significant rulings during the year. ...more

"National Security Reviews of Foreign Investments in US Businesses Show No Signs of Slowdown in 2014"

Over the past two years, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has applied increased scrutiny to foreign investments in U.S. businesses. CFIUS reviews the national security implications of such...more

"Will 2014 Be the ‘Year of the Foreign Private Issuer’?"

Experience in 2013 has shown that U.S. securities exchanges are once again becoming increasingly popular venues for listings by non-U.S. companies. The number of non-U.S. companies that conducted initial listings in the U.S....more

"English Schemes of Arrangement Expand to Continental Europe and Beyond"

A scheme of arrangement is a tool of English corporate law that has been used in M&A and restructurings for decades. A company implementing a scheme has complete freedom to choose with which groups of shareholders and...more

DQ’d: New Inversion Regulations Expand the Reach of the Public Offering Rule and Offer a Few Other Surprises

On January 17, Treasury and the IRS published new temporary and proposed regulations under Section 7874 of the Internal Revenue Code that expand the reach of the so-called “public offering rule” of Section 7874(c)(2)(B) to...more

CFIUS 2012 Annual Report Reveals Increase in Chinese Filings and Notice Withdrawals

The 2012 Report underscores the continued imperative for foreign investors to consider CFIUS issues when contemplating relevant US acquisitions. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS)...more

Dealmaker’s Dish: Corporate Dealmaker Update

The Federal Reserve’s decision to begin tapering its bond buying program is likely to put a dent in M&A activity in 2014 because it will likely lead to higher interest rates, making deal financing more expensive, according to...more

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 32-the FCPA Year in Review, Individual Enforcement Actions [Video]

In this episode 32, I review all of the individual FCPA enforcement actions which occurred in 2013....more

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