Richard Bistrong, Anti-Bribery Consultant & Speaker


New York Metropolitan Area, United States
Contact: Richard Bistrong
Areas of Practice
  • Ethics & Compliance
  • Training & Education
Other U.S. Locations
  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • New York

Richard Bistrong: Who’s gaming your compliance program?

Instead of completing compliance training modules on their own, three Credit Suisse bankers had their administrative assistants do the work for them. Originally published on the FCPA Blog, - February 21,…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

How Can We Spark Difficult Compliance Discussions? [Audio]

In this six minute interview with Susan Côté-Freeman, Senior Network Manager, The Conference Board of Canada, we exchange perspectives on how business and compliance leadership can spark uncomfortable conversations among their…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Criminal Law, Education, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

My friend, the agent, blackmailed me

This week I'm traveling to the Middle East for the first time in ten years. It’s a welcome return to a region where I spent a lot of time, and where I enjoyed dealing with agents and end users. Those agents were hard working,…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

Often, The Best Compliance Presentations Are After The Compliance Presentation

Over the past three weeks, I have had the pleasure of presenting to and engaging with, compliance and commercial leaders in some wonderful venues including Prague, Malta, and Dubai, as well as Miami, Houston, and Dallas, back at…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

Tenacity: What’s your word?

I recently had the chance to sit and have a ‘fireside chat’ with Dixon Terry, Vice-President, Compliance, at Shire Pharmaceuticals, during their Global Leadership Meeting…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

Operationalizing Compliance: Conduct at the Top, Accountability Are Key

Almost one year ago, in February of 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Fraud Section released the Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs guidance, which references the FCPA Resource Guide and the Hallmarks of…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

Rewarding Those Who Speak Up – Money or Thanks?

There is much debate about rewarding those who speak up. Monetary rewards may be a distraction as the majority of those who raise concerns are not motivated by financial gain. Despite perceived risks to jobs and careers,…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

Let's Have A Really Uncomfortable Conversation

Having recently returned from three weeks of corporate engagements and conferences across nine time zones, I should be exhausted, but instead I’m exhilarated. Originally published on the FCPA Blog, …more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

A solution to get the corporate hotline working as well as the corporate grapevine

The following interview is with Juliette Gust and Tricia Fratto, founders, Ethics Suite. RB: So, Juliette and Tricia, how about sharing some of your background? JG: Well Richard, I think I may be the only hospitality…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

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

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 nearly…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, Education, International Law & Trade

Moving Back In-House to Move Compliance to the Next Generation

The following interview is with Nicole Rose, Head of Risk and Compliance, Uniting Resources NSW and ACT. As you may recall, Nicole and I co-produced the anti-bribery training animation, “Why We Say Yes,”. RB: So, Nicole, I…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

The Evolution and Challenges of Global Anti-Corruption Efforts [Video]

With the current layer-upon-layer of international regulations, guidance, and standards, where do multi-national companies start in order to remain compliant, especially where anti-bribery challenges differ among markets and…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, Electronic Discovery, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Ethics and Compliance Training, What Gets Results?

The following interview is with Dr. Patricia Harned, Chief Executive Officer of the Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI). RB: Pat, it’s a pleasure to have you join us today, and thank you for sharing your report “Ethics and…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

How to Deal with the Mess Known as EU to U.S. Data Transfer Law [Video]

The following video interview originally appeared on the FCPA Blog, and is reposted with the publishers consent. Frances McLeod, a founding partner of Forensic Risk Alliance, is spending a lot of time…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Rights, Criminal Law, Electronic Discovery, International Law & Trade

'Unmasking' Corruption

The following is an interview with Anne-Christine Wegener, co-author, “Unmasked: Corruption in the West.” RB: Dear Anne-Christine, first, thank you for taking the time to meet with me during my recent trip to Heidelberg, and…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade
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