FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 122-with Matt Kelly on Alstom, Avon and Petrobras
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 117-the Avon FCPA Enforcement Action
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The legal and compliance landscape is changing quickly—it’s up to organisations that do business in the U.K. to strengthen their compliance programmes to meet these new challenges.
In this whitepaper, Andrew Foose, vice...more
A recent California court decision highlighted the importance of getting your facts straight before taking action against an employee. The ruling stemmed from a retaliation lawsuit brought by a woman whose former employer...more
Get the inside track on the key ethics and compliance industry trends that will impact your business in 2015—and get the resources you need to help you plan for the year ahead—in our annual Top Ten Predictions and...more
In 2014, a crewman aboard a Japanese cargo ship videotaped the vessel illegally dumping oily waste into the ocean and later turned the tape over to the U.S. Coast Guard. One year later, the resulting $1.8 million penalty for...more
2014 was a record-breaking year for whistleblowers, including both the U.S. Department of Justice’s prosecution of cases under the False Claims Act (FCA) and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s prosecution of cases...more
In this episode, Compliance Week Editor-in-Chief Matt Kelly and I discuss the Avon and Alstom FCPA enforcement actions and then take a look at the ongoing Petrobras corruption scandal and what it means for Brazil. ...more
While ethics and compliance scandals that implicate brand name companies tend to grab the headlines, smaller organizations have always borne the brunt of regulatory enforcement. Over the years, U.S. Sentencing Commission data...more
In this episode I take a deep dive into the recent concluded Avon FCPA enforcement action. ...more
This year, we relaunched our blog with the goal of better serving the ethics and compliance community, providing deeper insights on topics that matter most to E&C professionals, as well as best practices and practical steps...more
A year-end recap of some of the most popular Whistleblower articles on JD Supra in 2014. Stay good!...more
US government regulators have become more aggressive in their detection and enforcement of fraud against the government. One of the key tools they are using to combat such fraud is the False Claims Act. Most FCA cases are...more
Real estate investment trust American Realty Capital Properties (“ARCP”) recently announced the preliminary findings of an Audit Committee investigation into accounting irregularities and the resulting resignation of its...more
Every Halloween, the cute traditional images re-emerge from our closets and the attics. Ghosts, gravestones, plastic pumpkins, and perhaps the most common of all – skeletons. Given the recent heightened status of...more
On October 20, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio found that the False Claims Act (“FCA”) did not protect an employee who was fired after revealing his history as a whistleblower and offering...more
Back in 2003 Karl Schumann filed a whistleblower suit alleging that as an executive with benefits company Medco, he learned that Bristol-Myers Squibb and AstraZeneca paid kickbacks to Medco to buy and recommend brand name...more
This month, FINRA issued guidance notice 14-40 to reminds firms that “it is a violation of FINRA Rule 2010 (Standards of Commercial Honor and Principles of Trade) to include confidentiality provisions in settlement agreements...more
As reported this week by Law360 (subscription required), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) recently issued a reminder (Regulatory Notice 14-40) warning firms against the use of confidentiality provisions in...more
On July 31, 2014, the SEC awarded $400,000 to a whistleblower who had reported internally before providing information to the SEC. The award was unique because the SEC’s Claims Review Staff had denied the whistleblower’s...more
The Securities and Exchange Commission has underscored the importance of a timely response to internal reports of wrongdoing by awarding $300,000 to a whistleblower who was an audit and compliance employee....more
It’s that time again! Last week we released the 2014 Corporate Governance and Compliance Hotline Benchmarking Report. This is our 9th year releasing the Benchmarking Report. The full report covers best practices across all...more
In This Issue:
- SEC Pays First Whistleblower Award to Audit and Compliance Professional
- Supreme Court Allows Affordable Care Act Contraceptives Religious Exemption
- EEOC Adopts New Pregnancy...more
On September 22, 2014, the SEC announced its largest whistleblower award to date under its Dodd-Frank whistleblower bounty program. It awarded $30-$35 million to an anonymous whistleblower who the Commission said provided...more
Today the SEC announced that it will pay $30 million to a whistleblower in the largest award ever doled out by the agency.
This news is monumental and will send shock waves around the financial world—along with gut...more
A couple of recent whistleblower cases that have received national attention show the large divide that still exists in the way that these cases can progress. The first case saw the SEC award a whistleblower $400,000 for...more
As reported by the Wall Street Journal, the Obama administration will seek to remove the $1.6 million cap on rewards to whistleblowers who provide evidence of criminal conduct by financial executives under the 1989 Financial...more
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