What is the Current State of Anti-Bribery Compliance & Enforcement in Australia?
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 149-Patrick Taylor of Oversight Systems on developments in transaction monitoring
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
Intuitively, Israeli companies and their directors would likely assume that their businesses are immune to investigation and the assessment of penalties by US regulators that are separated by a vast ocean and located more...more
Part One: Setting The Foundation -
Why Does G&E Matter?
Tony Robbins once said, “Every problem is a gift—without problems we would not grow.” In the compliance arena, the reverse also applies, as many gifts can...more
On August 12, 2015, Vincente Garcia (former head of Latin American sales for SAP International, Inc.) pleaded guilty in federal court in San Francisco to violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). In addition to...more
Ed. Note-today we have a guest post from Jean-Michel Ferat ,CPA, CFF is a Managing Director in the Washington D.C office of the Claro Group around his views on the BHP Billiton enforcement action.
Much has been made in...more
In order to provide an overview for busy in-house counsel and compliance professionals, we summarize below some of the most important international anti-corruption developments in the past month with links to primary...more
Ed. Note-today we have a guest post from two noted compliance practitioners from Ukraine, Timur Khasanov-Batirov and Andriy Selepey who discuss the dangers of a paper compliance program.
Corruption is the main problem...more
In This Issue:
- A Summary Across Five Continents
- Law and Sanctions
- The Legislative Framework: Whistleblower Protections Across the Globe
- Global Differences: The Cultural...more
In this issue:
- FCPA AT A GLANCE
- THE ANTI-BRIBERY PROVISIONS OF THE FCPA
- TO WHOM THE ANTI-BRIBERY PROVISIONS APPLY
- THE PAYMENT ELEMENT
- THE CORRUPT INTENT ELEMENT
- WHO IS A...more
On May 20, 2015, the US Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) settled an administrative proceeding with global mining /commodities producer BHP Billiton, resolving allegations that the company violated the books and records...more
Over the past year, the highest profile Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement actions involved very large multinational companies (MNCs) paying very large fines: Alstom ($772 million fine), ALCOA ($384 million),...more
With as much FCPA activity as we saw in December, I thought our January news digest might take on a different flavor. I was wrong – January brought a slew of new FCPA-related stories.
Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and a great start to the New Year.
With that said, I hope you’re not suffering from the holiday hangover (and I don’t mean the alcohol-induced kind.) After taking...more
Another one of my favorite sessions at Compliance Week featured Lonnie Keene from Kroll and Matt Kelly of Compliance Week presenting the 2014 Anti-Bribery and Corruption Benchmarking Report. It’s a very thorough report and...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
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
On January 9, Alcoa World Alumina LLC, a majority-owned and controlled global alumina sales company of Alcoa Inc., agreed to plead guilty and to pay $223 million in criminal fines and forfeitures to resolve charges that it...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
On December 20, the DOJ and the SEC announced separate enforcement actions against a major U.S. agribusiness firm and one of its foreign subsidiaries. In the DOJ action filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central...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
Companies operating internationally often engage numerous – sometimes even thousands – of third parties around the world to help facilitate their business. Alongside the growth of such relationships, the risks posed by them...more
On May 29, 2013, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced agreements with Total S.A. (Total) to settle alleged Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA or the Act) violations for a...more
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