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Integrity: Doing the right thing, even when no one is watching

With thanks to the ICC Netherlands for sharing this video: We live in a world where ‘the goal justifies the means’ has become an acceptable school of thought for far too many. A world where integrity isn’t talked about...more

Why “one and done” FCPA due-diligence is not enough

In part II of my interview with Joe Spinelli, Senior Managing Director, Kroll, we continue to explore findings of the Kroll-Ethisphere 2017 Anti-Bribery and Corruption Benchmarking Report. In this interview, Joe shares: *...more

FCPA Compliance Challenges & New Lines of Defense

In part one of a two part interview, Joe Spinelli, Senior Managing Director, Kroll, addresses the recent Kroll-Ethisphere Anti-Bribery and Corruption Benchmarking Report. In this interview Joe focuses on: *The need and...more

FCPA Compliance Training That's About the 'What Happens' at the Front-lines

Building on an impactful internal program developed and produced with Mastercard, this anti-bribery training film depicts real-world events that ultimately led to my pleading guilty to FCPA offenses. Keith Slotter, former...more

Higher Education Institutions are Beginning to Get an Education in the FCPA

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: No differently than companies doing business overseas—especially in high-risk markets—American colleges and universities who do business overseas face real risks of violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices...more

Corruption Risk in Pharma and Medical Device Markets

At the 17th Annual Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Compliance Congress (October 2016, Washington DC), Paul Hastings Partner Gary Giampetruzzi and I exchange perspectives on a panel titled "Behind the Bribe: Multiple Real...more

Corporate Corruption, Culture and Compliance (Part II)

In part II of my interview on CCTV America, The Heat (October 25th), I respond to questions about the hazards which can occur when compliance leaders lose their “line of sight” into the business. I also share my...more

Corporate Corruption, Culture and Compliance (Part I)

On October 25th, I appeared on CCTV America, The Heat, where I took a deep dive into the issue of corporate corruption in the United States. My co-panelists were Marc Hodak, who counsels corporations as the Founder of...more

Educational Institutions Targeted in Fraudulent Payment Requests

Educational institutions should be aware of fraudulent request for payments from vendors. The FBI Boston Division identified three incidents over the past month where perpetrators submitted fraudulent transfer authorization...more

Half-Baked: Phillips Exeter, Sexual Assault, And A Recipe For Disaster

Considered one of the country’s most elite prep schools, Phillips Exeter Academy has recently joined the queue of prestigious private schools who have been accused of having ignored, suppressed, or minimized claims of sexual...more

Can Emerging Markets Counter the Corrupt Narrative?

In this ten-minute video interview, Frank Brown, Anti-Corruption Program Team Leader for the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), addresses the value of collective compliance solutions in emerging markets, as...more

High Court Permits University’s Contravention of Its Own Privacy Policy

by Reed Smith on

The High Court in Bangura v Loughborough University [2016] EWHC 1503 (QB) ruled 19 May that Loughborough University acted lawfully under the Data Protection Act 1998 (“DPA”) in supplying Leicestershire Police with the...more

Carrots, Corruption & Compliance

In part one of a two-part interview, Frank Brown, Value Chain and Anti-Corruption Program Team Leader at the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), addresses a CIPE paper “Anti-Corruption Compliance, A Guide for...more

Look At Business Strategy Before the Bribe

In my multi-part interview with Jenny Hammond, Business Correspondent, European CEO, I share the danger that management incurs when they forecast aggressive growth in frontier markets, where lucrative business opportunities...more

Why We Say Yes to Corruption

In the full-length video of "Why We Say Yes," a real-world story, including the real voice of the investigator, is shared via animation, with a focus on what elements impact front-line thinking when confronting corruption. ...more

Front Line Interview Episode 1. Alison Taylor: Organizations, Compliance & Corruption

In the launch of a new video series, Front-Line Interviews, I engage with Alison Taylor, Director of Energy and Extractives at BSR (Business for Social Responsibility). I first became aware of Alison’s work via a Forbes...more

NJ Whistleblowers May Face Criminal Charges for Theft of Company Documents

by Morgan Lewis on

The Supreme Court of New Jersey affirms an employee’s indictment for taking an employer’s confidential documents without authorization, allegedly to support discrimination and retaliation claims. In a decision issued on...more

Privileged Communications With Outside Consultants

by Cozen O'Connor on

Penn State University recently decided to waive attorney-client privilege and cooperate in the criminal prosecutions of certain former employees. Obviously, the former employees have attempted to assert privilege to exclude...more

Service of Subpoenas on Syracuse University Seeking Evidence of Sexual Molestation is a “Claim” Giving Rise to Covered Defense...

by Cozen O'Connor on

In Syracuse University v. National Union Fire Insurance of Pittsburgh, PA, No. 2012EF 63 (Sup. Ct., Onondaga County, January 29, 2013), the New York Supreme Court, County of Onondaga, held that an insured’s costs incurred in...more

Corporatize Corruption

by Monica Lakhanpal on

Corporatize Corruption: Its a win win situation for all concerned, our government stands to gain by way of taxes from the government officials which opens up the largest segment for earning tax, the officials stand to gain by...more

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