New Appleman Premium Online Checklists - § 37.03 Checklist: Evaluating Coverage Claims Under Directors' and Officers' (D&O) Insurance Policies

New Appleman Premium Online Checklists - § 37.03 CHECKLIST: EVALUATING COVERAGE CLAIMS UNDER DIRECTORS' AND OFFICERS' (D&O) INSURANCE POLICIES , is one of the 200 coverage checklists in New Appleman Premium Online Checklists. This online checklist provides step by step guidance...

Telling the Board What It Needs to Know Regarding Compliance – The Pfizer Experience

An article in the July Issue of Compliance Week Magazine, entitled " Telling Your Board What it Needs to Hear ", author Arielle Bikard discusses the views of Pfizer Inc's Chief Compliance Officer (CCO), Douglas Lankler, on how he keeps the Pfizer Board of Directors up to date on compliance...

Halloween and Compliance

A compliance professional can turn the fun and chaos of Halloween into a boring night on the study of procedure. Here, I'll prove it. Let's start with costumes. Have you imposed a "no costume = no candy" rule. Perhaps you merely skimp on the older kids who have skimped on dressing...

Running the Big Con in DC: Lessons for the FCPA Compliance Practitioner

Most people have seen the movie " The Sting ", starring Robert Redford and Paul Newman, which tells the story of an older con man, Newman, who shows a younger man, Redford, how to run 'the big con' on a gangster played by Robert Shaw. It was fiction. However, on the front page of the...

Barclay's Speeding Defense and GlaxoSmithKline's Claw backs - Implications for FCPA Compliance

I once heard James Baker say that the only way to know how a person will perform as President of the United States is by being President. In other words, there is no way to test how a person will respond to the stresses and pressures of the most important job in the world. Unfortunately the same appears...

Compliance in the Supply Chain - The Lesson of Gibson Guitar and the Lacey Act

Just when you think things cannot get any worse for the forlorn AAA Houston Astros, aka Lastros, last night they sank to a new low, while riding their current 3-35 streak (109 loss season projected - ouch!). After managing to take the National League East leading team the Washington Nationals into extra...

How Do You Change an Unhealthy Compliance Culture?

What is a healthy culture and how do you change an unhealthy culture? I have always thought that baseball was a simple game: you throw the ball; you hit the ball; you catch the ball. I had also thought that you could measure whether a baseball team had a healthy culture with a fairly easy-to-understand...

John Brown's Raid and Building Trust in Compliance Programs

October 16 th is the anniversary of John Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry. For those of you not familiar with this episode of American history, abolitionist John Brown led a raid on the US Arsenal at Harper's Ferry, Virginia, the raid was intended to foment an armed slave revolt in 1859. Brown's...

The B20 Anti-Corruption Working Group Is Focused on the Right Topic, But It Is Unlikely That There Will Be Meaningful Action

This article was reprinted with permission from FCPA Professor Earlier this summer, the B20 Anti-Corruption Working Group released this report detailing various policy recommendations to combating corruption. As highlighted on its website , the Business 20 (B20) is a forum through which the private...