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The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act is a United States Federal law enacted in 1974 to create transparency and prevent bribery for U.S.-based corporations conducting business overseas.

10 Hallmarks of an Effective Compliance Program - #1 Top Management Through the Organization

by Thomas Fox on

Episode One of a ten-part series for compliance professionals. In this new series of audio white papers, Thomas Fox looks at the 10 Hallmarks of an Effective Compliance Program. Material in this audio white paper is...more

Legal Trends and Challenges in Asia

by Epiq on

For many legal practitioners, Asia remains a legal challenge, “whether it’s the different data sources, the lack of familiarity with case law or an understanding of the legal landscape in different countries, from Hong Kong...more

Airbus Pays €81 Million Fine to German Authorities for “Violation of Supervisory Duties”

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

In one of Europe’s largest cross-border corruption investigations, involving multiple jurisdictions including Germany, the United Kingdom, France, and Austria, one chapter concluded at the end of last week: On February 9,...more

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

FCPA Compliance Report-Episode 371, James Koukios on International Anti-Corruption Developments from December 2017

by Thomas Fox on

In this episode, podcast favorite James Koukios returns to discuss highlights from international anti-corruption efforts, enforcement actions and developments highlighted in Morrison and Foerster’s December report. We...more

This Week In Securities Litigation

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Each SEC Commissioner joined a statement saying “Thank you Jacob” and fair well to perhaps the longest tenured staff member at the agency, Jacob Stillman. Jake joined the staff in 1962 and served in various capacities for 55...more

International Law Bulletin - Vol. 22, No. 1 - January 2018

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND TRADE - Dumping - WTO: World Trade Organization (WTO) found that China continues to impose illegal duties on imports of U.S. poultry broiler products since its initial ruling in...more

DOJ Employs Money Laundering Statute to Prosecute Venezuelan Oilmen for Foreign Bribery

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

As forecasted in a blog post last summer, the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) has again used the money laundering statute to accomplish the otherwise elusive goal of prosecuting foreign officials who allegedly...more

Red Notice Newsletter - Russian

ANTICORRUPTION DEVELOPMENTS - Mega International Commercial Bank Co. Ltd. Fined $29 Million - On January 17, 2018, the U.S. Federal Reserve Board assessed Taiwan based bank Mega International Commercial Bank Co. Ltd. a...more

Red Notice Newsletter - Chinese

ANTICORRUPTION DEVELOPMENTS - Mega International Commercial Bank Co. Ltd. Fined $29 Million - On January 17, 2018, the U.S. Federal Reserve Board assessed Taiwan based bank Mega International Commercial Bank Co. Ltd. a...more

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Enforcement: 2017 Year-in-Review

by Bryan Cave on

Enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) again remained a high priority for the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission in 2017, resulting in 11 companies paying over $1.92 billion to...more

Local Compliance Strategies to Embrace the Business (Part II of II)

by Michael Volkov on

The ultimate success of a global ethics and compliance program often depends on the ability of local compliance officers to engage business operations in a specific country. ...more

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Asia Edition - February 2018

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

In this newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal Asian, US, European and selected international governance and securities law developments of interest to Asian corporates and financial institutions. Please see...more

New Revenue Recognition Standard - Audio White Paper for Compliance Officers

by Thomas Fox on

An audio white paper deep dive into the New Revenue Recognition Standard issued by FASB. In five chapters, compliance leaders Tom Fox and Matt Kelly look at all aspects of the revenue recognition standard, and what it means...more

Red Notice Newsletter - January 2018

ANTICORRUPTION DEVELOPMENTS - Mega International Commercial Bank Co. Ltd. Fined $29 Million - On January 17, 2018, the U.S. Federal Reserve Board assessed Taiwan based bank Mega International Commercial Bank Co. Ltd....more

The Awards Season and DOJ Look at International Sporting Events

by Thomas Fox on

One might have hoped that after the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) scandals from 2015, both before and beyond, the world’s most popular sport might have worked to clean up its act more diligently....more

Leadership in Culture Change

by Thomas Fox on

This week I have been exploring how to change the culture in an organization based upon a series of articles in the most recent edition of the Harvard Business Review (HBR) by Boris Groysberg, Jeremiah Lee, Jesse Price and J....more

Corporate Anticorruption Compliance Programs: Ten Questions Every Board Director Should Ask

by Jones Day on

The United States Department of Justice, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and non-U.S. governments and agencies have recently emphasized their continued commitments to pursuing both corporate and individual...more

Criminal Enforcement Against Senior Executives: The Fish Rots from the Head

by Michael Volkov on

The compliance community is well aware of the risks in the C-Suite. As you move up the corporate ladder, the level of risk from executive misconduct increases. A rotten executive can quickly bring down a company, destroy...more

Changing a Corporate Culture

by Thomas Fox on

Culture trumps strategy. That phrase is well-worn for a reason. Think about every major corporate failure you can recall; Uber, Wells Fargo, Volkswagen, FIFA or you name the scandal and there was a failure of corporate...more

Top Ten International Anti-Corruption Developments for December 2017

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

In order to provide an overview for busy in-house counsel and compliance professionals, we summarize below some of the most important international anti-corruption developments from the past month, with links to primary...more

Globalizing Your Compliance Program

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

Multinational companies continue to face intense enforcement scrutiny related to their global compliance practices by oversight authorities worldwide. These companies rely heavily on local regulatory developments, evolving...more

Agencies Indicate Efficient, Targeted Enforcement Priorities That Rely on Self-Disclosure

One year into the Trump administration, it remains difficult to forecast what lies ahead with respect to regulatory and white collar enforcement activity. Perhaps most instructive are recent public statements of officials at...more

The Hall of Fame and Operationalizing Compliance Through Risk Management

by Thomas Fox on

I think there are several key lessons to be considered by any Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) or compliance practitioner. The first is the process around risk management. Most compliance practitioners understand the need for a...more

Day 29 of 31 Days to a More Effective Compliance Program

by Thomas Fox on

One new and different item was laid out in the Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Program, supplementing the Ten Hallmarks of an Effective Compliance Program from the 2012 FCPA Guidance. This was the performance of a root...more

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