Michael Volkov – The Volkov Law Group


Washington, D.C. , United States

  • (240) 505-1992

Fine Tuning Your Anti Corruption Compliance Program [Video]

In this era of aggressive FCPA enforcement, companies are adopting anti-corruption compliance programs. The Department of Justice and the SEC have warned companies against adopting "paper compliance programs" without meaningful…more
| Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

The Double Whammy: Cubist’s Recent FCPA Disclosure

In the FCPA enforcement world, corporate disclosures of potential violations carrying significant messages. Cubist Pharmaceuticals (Cubist) disclosed in a Form 10-Q that its subsidiary, which it acquired last year..…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

The Value of Due Diligence Certifications

As companies wrestle with designing and implementing due diligence screening and monitoring programs, several organizations have been pushing the value of certifications…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts

Creating an Integrated Due Diligence System - Screening to Audits [Video]

Almost every FCPA enforcement action involves violations committed by third-party agents, consultants and distributors. Many companies have instituted due diligence procedures to screen third-parties, consultants and…more
| Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Creating a Culture of Ethics and Compliance [Video]

An effective compliance program requires a culture of ethics and compliance, including "tone-at-the-top." A company's culture is not easy to measure. Nonetheless, there are practical steps which can be implemented to collect and…more
| Labor & Employment Law

The Absence of a CECO and the GM Fiasco

This is a posting that I have wanted to write since the GM scandal occurred. I have to start with a rhetorical question – Would the GM debacle have occurred if GM had an independent and empowered Chief Ethics and Compliance…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Products Liability

Third Party Due Diligence When is Enough, Enough? [Video]

In this era of aggressive FCPA enforcement, companies are designing and implementing robust due diligence systems to screen and monitor third party representatives. These policies and procedures are critical to an effective…more
| Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

An FCPA Review: A Look Back at 2013 and Trends for 2014 [Video]

FCPA enforcement returned in 2013 with a vengeance as the Department of Justice led the way in criminal enforcement against individuals and corporate settlements of a number of major cases. The year 2013 stands as one of DOJ's…more
| Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Five Essential Improvements to Corporate Governance

Continuing with my list theme for the week, it is important to remind everyone that a culture of compliance begins with the board of directors, filters to the CEO who commits to promoting ethics and compliance in the company,…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts

Anti Kickback and Stark Law Enforcement and Compliance Issues [Video]

The Department of Justice and the Health and Human Services-Office of Inspector General have aggressively been enforcing anti-kickback (AKS) and Stark laws. DOJ and HHS-OIG have combined these prohibitions with The False Claims…more
| Criminal Law, Health

Conducting Interviews in an Internal Investigation 2 13 14, 9 03 AM [Video]

The ability to conduct an effective internal investigation is critical for every organization. The interviews of witnesses are the most important aspect of any internal investigation. In response to interest in holding…more
| Criminal Law, Labor & Employment Law

Four Ways to Improve Antitrust Compliance Programs

In the era of global antitrust cartel enforcement, antitrust practitioners often scratch their collective heads and ask why is antitrust compliance so ignored by government enforcement agencies…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

Five Ways for CCOs to Enhance Their Professional Qualifications and Status

Chief Compliance Officers are the rising professional stars in the corporate employment landscape (along with IT professionals who have practical perspectives). The profession is at an important test – where will the profession…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts

Building an Anti Corruption Compliance Program Practical Steps 2 18 14, 9 02 AM [Video]

Companies face many risks in the anti-corruption enforcement arena. With the growing globalization of anti-corruption enforcement, companies are responding quickly by enhancing their anti-corruption compliance…more
| Criminal Law, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Internal Investigations: Soup to Nuts (March 13, 2014) [Video]

More and more companies need to conduct internal investigations as an important strategy to protect the company against serious government investigations. Not all internal investigations have to be conducted in the same way. The…more
| Criminal Law, Labor & Employment Law, International Law & Trade, Securities Law
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