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Inducement Rules: FCA Reminds Firms of Its Expectations

by Morgan Lewis on

The FCA has found that client hospitality events do not always enhance the quality of service to clients in line with its inducement rules....more

FCPA Enforcement Actions from 2015: SEC – Part I

by Thomas Fox on

2015 continued the trend of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement actions brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with no parallel Department of Justice (DOJ) enforcement action. As you might...more

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2015 Update

by BakerHostetler on

Despite a decline in enforcement actions by the Securities Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and the Department of Justice (“DOJ”), the first half of 2015 has continued to highlight the relevance and ever-evolving effects of the...more

Pink Flamingos and the Compliance Audit

by Thomas Fox on

The creator of one of the most ubiquitous symbols of mid-century Americana died earlier this week. Don Featherstone, the creator of the pink plastic lawn flamingo, the ultimate symbol of American lawn kitsch, has died. He was...more

Encouraging Employees to Break the “Rules” to Do the Right Thing

by Michael Volkov on

Laws and regulations draw black lines in often-gray areas. That is their purpose; they exist to make it easier to tell what is “wrong” and what is “right” (as defined by whoever made the law). The U.S. government has...more

BHP Billiton Resolves FCPA Charges with $25 Million Settlement

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On May 20, 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced a $25 million settlement with Anglo-Australian natural resource extraction company BHP Billiton. The settlement resolves charges that the...more

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