FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 108-Supply Chain Under the FCPA
fcpa Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 106-interview with Gini Deitrich
IP|Trend: Ensuring an Environment of Compliance
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 105-interview with Barry Vitou
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 104-interview with Russ Berland
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 102-interview with Bruce Carton
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 101-interview with Chris Bauer
Navigating the Ethical Minefield of Social Media for California Attorneys
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 100-interview with Jeff Kaplan
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 96-interview with Karen Schuder on the teaching of business ethics
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 95-interview with Scott Killingsworth on Private to Private Compliance Solutions
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 94-Internal Controls for Gifts, Travel and Entertainment in a FCPA Compliance Program, Part II
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 92-Interview with Matt Kelly
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 91, Internal Controls for Third Parties Under the FCPA, Part II
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 89, interview with Jim McGrath on the NFL investigation scandal
A Moment of Simple Justice - Ferguson & the Media
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 88, Internal Controls for Third Parties Under the FCPA, Part I
Use of HR in Your FCPA Compliance Program
What Are Internal Controls, Part I
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 82, continued fallout from GSK in China
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An interview with Richard Bistrong.
You must read it.
Find out about bribery from the front line from someone who has been there, seen it, done it and got the jumpsuit.
Originally published on...more
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Another day, another few billion dollars in fines -
You’d think the biggest banks in the world would be a little more responsible these days.
I mean, six of them just had to pay $4.3 billion in fines for...more
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Whistleblower tips are one of the most effective ways to uncover fraud and bribery -
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In this episode I visit with Gini Deitrich, well-known communications and PR expert and author of the recent book Spin Sucks. Gini discusses some of her lessons from this book for the compliance practitioner. ...more
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“Mr. Bistrong, in the complaint it was alleged that you were a conspirator in bribing foreign officials in multiple countries, such as Nigeria, the UK, and the Netherlands, as well as bribing UN officials. Were there...more
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In this episode I visit with Barry Vitou, one-half of the bribery act.com guys. We discuss the current state of anti-corrruption prosecutions in the UK, the SFO and self-disclosure under the Bribery Act. ...more
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