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
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 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
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
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
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
Gone are the days when everyone wondered whether FCPA enforcement was slowing down. The Justice Department and the SEC have answered that question with a resounding statement – “We are here to stay.”...more
What is the risk?
Third-party liability for contractors, resellers, agents and supply chain partners is an issue that continues to bedevil corporations who need or choose to use third parties. The headlines and DOJ/SEC...more
Brazil’s impending enforcement of its new global anti-corruption law underscores the importance of internal anti-corruption compliance programs.
Brazil’s landmark anti-corruption statute will take effect 29 January...more
To continue a “tradition” on Corruption Crime and Compliance, I like to end the year with recognition of the “person of the year,” referring to the institution which has had the most impact in the enforcement and compliance...more
In this episode, I review the corporate FCPA enforcement actions of 2013. ...more
This episode 30 is Part 2 of my interview with the FCPA Professor. ...more
Last week Weatherford International Limited (Weatherford) concluded one of the longest running open Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations when it agreed to the eighth largest FCPA fine of all-time and one of its...more
Recently, in the wake of massive protests throughout Brazil concerning corruption and other issues, Brazilian President Dilma Vana Rousseff dramatically increased anti-corruption prohibitions in Brazil by signing into law the...more
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