Everything Old is New Again: Alcoa and Olympus

Two articles this week spoke about the continuing struggle companies have with the issue of agents and other third party representatives and the potential liability under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). In an article in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), entitled " Kickback Probe at Alcoa...

Why There Aren't Any Investor Lawsuits Yet Over the Olympus Accounting Scandal

For those of you who like me have been watching in disbelief as the accounting scandal engulfing Olympus Corp. has slowly unfolded like a slow-motion train wreck, I am sure you have many questions, but one that occurs to me in particular to ask is - why haven't there been any lawsuits yet? After...

There Won’t Be Any Trumpets Blowing on Judgment Day

For many of us who came of age in the early 1970s Billy Jack was "The Man". He was about the baddest dude there was, a Vietnam vet who could kung-fu with the best of them. His story was about a man who helps to try to clean up corruption in his local town, but ends up going to jail for stepping...