FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 76-World Cup Report-Part VI
FCPA Training: The Basics
The FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 66, Visit with Virna De Palma from TRACE
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 31-the FCPA Year in Review, Corporate Enforcement Actions
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 30-Interview with the FCPA Professor-Part 2
Corporate Law Report: Workplace Romances, FMLA Changes, California Tax News, and More
It astonishes me how many cases there are of wealthy individuals simply buying their way out of trouble. Let’s face it, in the world we live in today, money still talks, even in courts of law.
Maybe this mentality was...more
Ethical Boardroom was kind enough to ask me to share my thoughts on what management techniques exist for promoting a cost effective FCPA or UK Anti-Bribery program across a global organisation. Clearly, there is no shortage...more
Richard Bistrong spent much of his career as an international sales executive. He was the Vice President of International Sales for a large, publicly traded manufacturer of police and military equipment, which included...more
On my own "must read" stack has been sitting the "2014 Anti-Bribery and Corruption Benchmarking Report, Untangling the Web of Risk and Compliance," ("ABC Report") by Kroll and Compliance Week. While I have read a multitude...more
In this episode, which is the first of a two part series, Mike Brown and I begin to wrap up some of our thoughts and take-aways from the recent World Cup. We discuss anti-bribery and anti-corruption in the context of the...more
This webinar provides a basic FCPA training program. A number of webinar attendees have requested that I conduct a basic FCPA webinar outlining how the FCPA statute applies to international business operations.
Global companies face unprecedented third party risk in today’s landscape — third parties are involved in 90% of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) cases, and more companies are under investigation than ever before in the...more
Today, we celebrate an event, which is not ‘the day the music died’ but one that might properly be called one of the seminal moments in the creation of Rock N’ Roll. On this date in 1955, Chuck Berry recorded his first song,...more
Several readers have asked why I have not written anything about the Houston Astros this year. The answer is two-fold. The first is that I really do not care. However, the more I thought about it, the real reason is that they...more
North American companies lag behind the rest of the world when it comes to implementing anti-bribery training and policies, according to recent statistics from The Conference Board Inc.(TCB).
In This Issue:
..Russia’s Recently Enacted Anti-Bribery Laws
Noted With Interest:
..Are Courtroom Technology Costs Reasonably Necessary To The Conduct Of Litigation In California...more
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
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fined Besso Limited, an independent management owned general insurance broker in the Lloyd’s Broking group, £315,000 for a failure to take reasonable care to establish and maintain...more
To say anti-bribery training is important is one huge understatement. It continues to be one of the key elements in any effective or any best practices compliance program. The US Sentencing Guidelines contains clear language:...more
Two of the key components of any best practices compliance regime under any anti-bribery and anti-corruption program are policies and training. Policies tie together a company, its business environment, the risks it faces and...more
Sweeping reforms across Mexico’s oil, gas and electric markets promise more opportunities for the private sector and increased investment from international firms. However, U.S. companies looking to enter this market will...more
With the continued ongoing work to exploit the discoveries in the Lula (Tupi) field and the recently announced 2013 subsalt strike in the Campos and Santos basins off Brazil's southern coast, oil and gas exploration and...more
We conclude our week of Sherlock Holmes inspired themes with one of the few cases in which Holmes fails to bring the criminals to justice, The Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumb.
Once again using the Holmes tale as a...more
Continuing our Sherlock Holmes homage, today we draw inspiration from the character of Inspector Lestrade as the theme of this blog post.
I thought about Inspector Lestrade when I read some of the comments of UBS Chief...more
Who was the absolute worst general during the Civil War? While there are many worthy candidates for this dubious honor, on the Southern side my vote goes to General John Bell Hood. ...more
Three law firms — Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Hughes Hubbard & Reed and Shearman & Sterling — recently issued reports in which they anticipated vigorous enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) higher criminal...more
Following a relatively flat enforcement landscape and some bumps in the 2013 prosecutorial road, the Department of Justice (‘‘DOJ’’) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘SEC’’) appear poised to spring back into...more
Recent actions by the Serious Fraud Office and Financial Conduct Authority indicate an increased focus on addressing allegations of bribery and corruption.
It is clear that, in the wake of the Bribery Act 2010, the UK...more
On January 9, the SEC and the DOJ announced the resolution of parallel FCPA enforcement actions against a major U.S. extractive industries firm and one of its subsidiaries. The actions related to improper payments to...more
FCPA compliance is a hot topic in the oil & gas industry. Unfortunately, hearing about violations in this sector isn’t all that unusual. In fact, according to The Network’s research (based on industry findings), over the past...more
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