When my daughter was 7 she wrote and published her first
book. When I asked her how she did it, she replied "Dad, it's easy to write a
book, you just sit down and do it." I thought about that sage wisdom for many
years before I sat down...
Next Monday, February 20, 2012 is the 50 th
anniversary of the first American manned orbital space flight. It made John
Glenn a national hero and heralded America's move into direct competition with
the (then) Soviet Union for the race to put...
The question of attorney-client privilege (herein "the
privilege") for in-house counsel can be a vexing one, yet one that has
significant implications for investigations and enforcement actions under the
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA...
After all the due diligence on the sales agents and
representatives has been completed and they are ready to help you land that large
international contract, what is the role of compliance? I would argue that
compliance has as central a role to play...
In an article entitled, " Risks and Rewards of an
Independent Investigation " in the October 2010 issue of the ACCDocket , authors James McGrath and David Hildebrandt discuss the use of specialized
outside counsel to lead an independent internal...
In a White Paper released today by the US Chamber
Institute for Legal Reform, entitled " Restoring
Balance-Proposed Amendments to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ",
authors Andrew Wiessmann and Alixandra Smith argue that the time is ripe...
We were recently introduced to Fraud Examiner Expert Tracy Coenen , in her
book " Expert Fraud Investigation: A Step-By-Step Guide " she details the
steps a company should go through in performing a fraud investigation. Coenen