Bribery & Corruption in the Military. A Front-Line View (Part II)
Bribery & Corruption in the Military. A Front-Line View (Part I)
D&O in Brazil and Latin America
Anti-Corruption Due Diligence Practical Steps to Protect Your Company from Third Party Risks
Managing Your Anti Corruption Policies and Procedures
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 65-World Cup Report-Part I
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 Criminal Liability – Interview with Bridget Rohde, Member, Mintz Levin
The FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report, Episode 3
AML/BSA & OFAC:
OFAC PROVIDES GUIDANCE TO FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS TO HELP COMPLY WITH CRIMEA SANCTIONS REGULATIONS -
On July 30, OFAC issued a “Crimea Sanctions Advisory,” highlighting certain actions that have been...more
I continue my exploration of the use of social media as a tool of doing compliance by looking at some concepts around the sharing of information. In a recent podcast on Social Media Examiner, entitled “Sharing: The Art and...more
Welcome to Part I of Social Media Week. I recently did a webinar, hosted by The Network, on the use of social media in your Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance program. The response was as great as almost any...more
Today’s guest post comes from Evelyn Suarez, Principal, The Suarez Firm.
The World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) may seem to be an odd topic for an anti-corruption blog but it is not. It...more
I recently received a review copy of the book The Fifth Letter by fellow University of Michigan grad Vivian L. Carpenter. It is a rollicking good read which touches on areas of constitutional law, inalienable rights in the...more
“How did this end up on my desk?”
Richard Bistrong, former front-line international businessman, contemplated at a panel last Thursday, how a letter had reached him from the Procurement Task Force of the United Nations...more
During our recent webinar (now available on-demand), we provided an in-depth tour through the findings of our 2015 Ethics & Compliance Training Benchmark Report.
Webinar attendees asked a number of valuable questions on...more
Picking this month’s top 10 was really, really hard. However, since I knew you wouldn’t appreciate a 12 page list of recommendations, I forced myself to narrow it down. Here are July’s top ten articles we think you shouldn’t...more
FCPA enforcement will likely take a turn into the private equity industry. I know this is a regular claim by FCPA practitioners but we already can see the beginning of the trend.
The “princeling” investigations are...more
On July 23rd, 2015 at the Hotel Kitano in New York City, The Network (www.tnwinc.com) hosted an Anti-Corruption Compliance Panel discussion titled “Why Anti-Bribery Programs Fail and How Compliance Must Evolve.” Cindy Curtin...more
On this day in 1959, occurred one of the more iconic events of the Cold War, that being the Kitchen Debate between US Vice President Richard Nixon and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev. It was called ‘The Kitchen Debate’...more
I conclude my Great Structures Week with a focus on structural engineering failures: suspension bridges and the challenges of wind in their construction and maintenance. I am drawing these posts from The Great Courses...more
FCPA enforcement efforts are not so hard to follow and predict – the government likes to provide advance warnings as an effective means of deterrence. Justice Department and SEC officials will often tell the public their...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 a “Catch Me If You Can” like panel, a former US and UN prosecutor and former FCPA violator/ turned cooperator discuss the realities of corporate anti-bribery compliance.
It’s not often that compliance officers are...more
Developing effective solutions to tackle global governance and compliance concerns is a complex problem constrained by many issues, including national government interest and practical difficulties coordinating cross-border...more
IAP Worldwide Services Inc., a Virginia based facilities management firm, entered into a non-prosecution agreement with the Department of Justice and agreed to pay a $7.1 million penalty to resolve FCPA charges. A vice...more
On this date in 2008 George Carlin died. If you grew up in the late 1960s or early 1970s and you had anti-parental or anti-establishment inklings, which of course all teenagers do, you knew about George Carlin. In the early...more
Congress is required to enact secondary legislation to implement these reforms within one year.
On May 27, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto signed into law constitutional reforms (the Reforms) designed to strengthen...more
Anti-corruption news often revolves around the costly criminal and civil enforcement penalties paid by companies caught in corruption scandals. In the U.S., those costs often reach the hundreds of millions of dollars and are...more
At a Press Conference today, Satan officially announced that Hell has frozen over. He made this stunning announcement after the New York Times (NYT) reported that the baseball team with the most World Series wins in the...more
Today we celebrate one of the seminal achievements in rock and roll for it was on this day, 50 years ago, in 1965 that Bob Dylan recorded his single Like a Rolling Stone. Columbia Records executives initially rejected the...more
Last week I had the pleasure and honor of participating in the Oslo, 2015 Anti-Corruption Conference, at the invitation of Helge Kvamme, Partner, Investigations and Compliance, Selmer Law Firm, Norway, and a member of the...more
Recent enforcement actions by the Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission have raised the profile of corruption in international sport and highlight unique FCPA compliance concerns. This note will explain...more
It is good to be an optimist. I am sure that optimistic people are happier, more loving and tend to live longer. All of this rings true.
But not everyone is an angel, and not everyone at your company is a “good...more
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