Richard Bistrong FCPA Real-World Blogger and Speaker


New York Metropolitan Area, United States

Contact: Richard Bistrong

Bribery and Compliance in India: Know the Challenge and Prepare for It

Today I welcome Sherbir Panag, for another post in my series of country discussions, where we will address Bribery and Anti-Bribery Compliance in India. As a forward, this was an interesting engagement, as it provided me with a…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, International Law & Trade, Government Contracting

Culture Corrupts: The Impact of Organizational Silence

Today I welcome Organizational Psychologist Jamie-Lee Campbell to a Q & A. Please note that the interview with Jamie is quite extensive, so today I am posting a consolidated portion of our discussion, with some minor edits…more
| Business Organizations

Guest Post: Why Debarment Is Different–A Reply to Professor Stephenson

As the recent OECD Foreign Bribery Report made clear, debarment (prohibiting the defendant company or individual to engage in future government contracting) is very rarely used as a sanction in foreign bribery cases, most likely…more
| Criminal Law, International Law & Trade, Government Contracting

Anti-Bribery Compliance in Canada: An Interview with Kristine Robidoux

Today we welcome Kristine Robidoux, Partner, Gowlings, for a view of anti-bribery and compliance issues from Canada. RB: Hello Kristine, thank you for joining me in today’s interview, as we try to share some of the issues…more
| Criminal Law, International Law & Trade, Government Contracting

Q & A with Sarah Chayes: Author, “Thieves of State.” The ‘Odorless Gas’ of Corruption.

Today is part II of my interview with Sarah Chayes, Author, Thieves of State, Why Corruption: Threatens Global Security. This week I am particularly excited about my post, as on Tuesday, February 10th, I will have the pleasure…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, International Law & Trade

Oil, Gas and Compliance: The ‘Deep Blue Sea’ of Corruption

In Thieves of State, author Sarah Chayes (part two of my interview with Sarah will appear next week) defines the ‘resource curse,’ as where “valuable raw materials are discovered in a country lacking robust institutional…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, Energy & Utilities, International Law & Trade

Corruption, Compliance & Criminal Regimes: An Interview with Sarah Chayes

Sarah, thank you kindly for participating in this Q and A. I call readers’ attention to your new book Thieves of State, Why Corruption: Threatens Global Security. Today will be part I of our II part interview…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade

Corruption, Reputation & Risk: An Interview with Andrea Bonime-Blanc

Hi Andrea, and thank you for joining me in a Q & A and to reflect on your recent book The Reputation Risk Handbook, which I found very relevant to today’s enforcement and risk environment. As you well state “at the end of the…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

Reconciling Sales Strategy With FCPA Compliance

When Ethical Boardroom asked me to contribute an article on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and international sales strategies, I thought it might be interesting to include an organisational change dimension in addition…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, International Law & Trade

The Compliance Advantage in Mexico

A View from the Front-Lines of Compliance in Mexico - Today, I am pleased to welcome Patrick Henz as a guest contributor. Patrick started his career in Compliance at the end of 2007, when he was responsible for the…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Criminal Law, International Law & Trade

Success Without Corruption in Africa

In a Bryan Cave blog piece “Corruption costs: why your business needs an anti-corruption strategy if you are investing or operating in Africa,” authors Anita Esslinger and Cara Dowling (Bryan Cave Attorneys) state: “As a…more
| Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Compliance and Contemplation

In December 2013 I returned to my computer, having been “off-line” for a little over fourteen months, and I couldn’t help but noticing the dramatic growth in the fields of legal, regulatory, audit and investigatory practices,…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, International Law & Trade

Bribery and Business Attitudes

Alison Taylor, Senior Managing Director, Control Risks, in a white paper, “Risk, An Organizational Perspective,” states “the traditional preventative approach to risk management is proving inadequate in the face of regulatory…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

The OECD Foreign Bribery Report: ‘Too Big to Debar’

“Your criminal actions raise serious questions as to whether you have the requisite personal integrity and business ethics to be a responsible Government contractor.” That’s me. I was debarred from being a government…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, International Law & Trade

Corruption and the Security Sector.

Recently, there has been a great deal of writing about the impact of corruption on security forces. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace published a work titled Corruption: The Unrecognized Threat to International…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Military Law
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