Ninety-nine years ago Friday the Easter Rebellion began. If there is one event that is seared into history as a turning point for Irish independence from Britain, it was the Easter Rebellion. England had finally granted Home Rule to Ireland in 1914 but...
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...
How do you move off dead center? That was a question
posed by my colleague Mary Jones in a recent guest blog post. She gave several
concrete steps in answer to her own question. This question was further
explored in the January issue of the Compliance...
While the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is still the most widely recognized and enforcement anti-bribery and anti-corruption law across the globe, there have been a number of initiatives which will lead directly to greater anti-bribery and anti...
“ Three things can happen when you throw the football, and two of them are bad .”
That football truism (allegedly) came from former Texas Longhorn head coach Darrell Royal. While he intoned it in a different era, Pete Carroll and his Seattle...
International (TI) recently released, in draft form for consultation, a
White Paper entitled " Anti-Bribery Guidance for Transactions ." Although
this version was preliminary draft, available for a commentary period and the
As one of the world's largest energy producing countries,
many US companies have subsidiaries in Brazil, which are subject to the Foreign
Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Most of these companies have translated versions
of the US FCPA compliance program...
Marvin ‘Bad News’ Barnes died last week. Barnes probably summed up the state of professional basketball more than any one person in the 1970s. He was enigmatic, supremely talented, defiantly self-indulgent, fell prey to drugs and alcohol and...
Ed. Note-today I begin a two-part series on
the attempts to invoke the United Nations Convention against Corruption in
the FCPA context. This article is written jointly with my colleague Mary
In an article published in the August...
Last week, I observed one of the worst actions by a major
league sports commissioner in my lifetime. Not the worst, as I
will give that "worst award for a decision made by a sports commissioner
in my lifetime", to either of two Baseball Commissioners;...
Ed. Note-Yesterday we began a two part series
on the attempt by the NGO SERAP to invoke the United Nations Convention against
Corruption on certain FCPA related matters. Today we conclude our series. This
article is written jointly with my colleague...
Last Thursday, Earl
Scruggs died. He was one of the musician's most responsible for my
development in learning about, and appreciating, different styles of music. For
musicians, he basically invented and then popularized the 3 finger picking
Yesterday, Stephen Martin and I co-presented at a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) event hosted by Kreller. If you are in or near Chicago, I hope that you can join us for this presentation. The title of our presentation is " Anti-Corruption/FCPA...
Not many people realize that the US has elected one
president who served as a prisoner of war. That man was Andrew Jackson, who was
captured by the British during the Revolutionary War. Now, can you name the
American President who killed another man...