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Why Should Americans Care About the FIFA Indictments? Part II – Corruption Changes the Truth of the Game
Posted on 11 Jun 2015 by Thomas Fox

Today, I continue my (now) four-part series on the above question posed to me recently by a colleague. (I know I wrote that it would be a three-part series but as usual I got carried away when I started writing.) Yesterday, I wrote that only the US government... Read More

The Petrobras Scandal and Corruption of Political Parties Under the FCPA
Posted on 21 Apr 2015 by Thomas Fox

When does bribery and corruption move from a business issue to a political issue to a national issue? Why should US companies be held to the gold standard of anti-corruption laws? Should the US government even care if US companies engage in bribery of... Read More

Watergate Is Not Just a Hotel – Corporate Suitors for Alstom
Posted on 17 Jun 2014 by Thomas Fox

Today is the anniversary of an event that can truly be said to have changed the world; although certainly not in the manner intended by its planners, sponsors or participants. Today is the anniversary of the 1972 Watergate Break-In. How much of the world... Read More

The Anti-Corruption Enforcement Problem
Posted on 20 May 2015 by Kevin M. LaCroix

For many years, the U.S. was the only country actively seeking to use its laws to fight corruption. However, more recently, a number of other countries have enacted their own anti-bribery laws while other countries have become more active in pursuing... Read More

Does the World Need Another Compliance Provider? – Part 1
Posted on 10 Jun 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

This article was originally published at ComplianceX , the Compliance Exchange Richard Bistrong was an International Sales Vice-President in the Defense Sector for most of his career, spending an average of 250 days per year overseas, and twice residing... Read More

Two Sides of A Global Corruption Investigation at Anti-Corruption Oslo
Posted on 11 Jun 2015 by RBistrong

This is the second part of my interview with Robert (“Bob”) Appleton, which is timely given our question and answer session at the upcoming Anti-Corruption Conference, Oslo, where we will engage in an interview titled “Bribery from the... Read More

Australian Anti-Bribery & Compliance Trends
Posted on 16 Nov 2015 by Doug Esten

Today we welcome Ted Williams, Partner, Piper Alderman. Ted, can you share some of your background and experience? TW: Thank you, Richard, for the opportunity to engage with your community, and it was a pleasure to meet you in New York during my recent... Read More

Australian Anti-Bribery & Compliance Trends
Posted on 16 Nov 2015 by RBistrong

Today we welcome Ted Williams, Partner, Piper Alderman. Ted, can you share some of your background and experience? TW: Thank you, Richard, for the opportunity to engage with your community, and it was a pleasure to meet you in New York during my recent... Read More

Thinking About the FIFA Bribery Scandal
Posted on 8 Jun 2015 by Kevin M. LaCroix

The U.S. Department of Justice’s blockbuster announcement in late May that U.S. prosecutors have indicted fourteen defendants on corruption charges involving activities of the International Federation of Football (FIFA) and related regional member... Read More

Final Jeopardy and July 1, 2011
Posted on 2 Feb 2012 by Thomas Fox

It's Final Jeopardy and the category is "Compliance". As your company's Compliance Officer you are positively salivating at the prospect. So you go all in and bet everything you have on this last question. You stand abated as Host... Read More

Why Should Americans Care About the FIFA Indictments? Part I – Only the US Government Could Do It
Posted on 9 Jun 2015 by Thomas Fox

A colleague recently posed that question to me. I thought it was an interesting one and although at first blush the response to me might appear self-evident, the fact that it was posed means that my view may not be universal. The more I thought about... Read More

The Brazilian Clean Companies Act
Posted on 11 Dec 2013 by Kevin M. LaCroix

For those of you looking ahead to 2014, one date you will want to note on your calendar is January 29, 2014. That is the effective date of the Brazilian Clean Companies Act , a new anti-bribery statute that signals Brazil’s intention to crack down... Read More

Spain Becomes the Latest Country to Adopt a Compliance Defense to Foreign Corruption/Bribery Charges
Posted on 14 Apr 2015 by Mike Koehler

This article was reprinted with permission from FCPA Professor The article “ Revisiting a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Compliance Defense ” highlights, among other things, that several countries like the United States that are signatories... Read More

The Long Arm of U.S. Regulatory Enforcement and the Cross-Border Reach of U.S. Laws
Posted on 11 Aug 2014 by Kevin M. LaCroix

One of the most distinctive aspects of the current global regulatory environment has been the increasing willingness of U.S. regulators to try to project U.S. enforcement authority outside the U.S. The cross-border assertion of U.S. regulatory authority... Read More

What Happened In Oslo Shouldn’t Stay In Oslo
Posted on 16 Jun 2015 by RBistrong

Last week I had the pleasure and honor of participating in the Oslo, 2015 Anti-Corruption Conference, at the invitation of Helge Kvamme, Partner, Investigations and Compliance, Selmer Law Firm, Norway, and a member of the Organizing Committee as well... Read More

  • Blog Post: Final Jeopardy and July 1, 2011

    It's Final Jeopardy and the category is "Compliance". As your company's Compliance Officer you are positively salivating at the prospect. So you go all in and bet everything you have on this last question. You stand abated as Host Alex Trebek poses the following question: "...
  • Blog Post: The Brazilian Clean Companies Act

    For those of you looking ahead to 2014, one date you will want to note on your calendar is January 29, 2014. That is the effective date of the Brazilian Clean Companies Act , a new anti-bribery statute that signals Brazil’s intention to crack down on corruption. The Act represents an operational...
  • Blog Post: Watergate Is Not Just a Hotel – Corporate Suitors for Alstom

    Today is the anniversary of an event that can truly be said to have changed the world; although certainly not in the manner intended by its planners, sponsors or participants. Today is the anniversary of the 1972 Watergate Break-In. How much of the world has changed because of this event? We certainly...
  • Blog Post: The Long Arm of U.S. Regulatory Enforcement and the Cross-Border Reach of U.S. Laws

    One of the most distinctive aspects of the current global regulatory environment has been the increasing willingness of U.S. regulators to try to project U.S. enforcement authority outside the U.S. The cross-border assertion of U.S. regulatory authority has taken place across a broad range of regulatory...
  • Blog Post: Spain Becomes the Latest Country to Adopt a Compliance Defense to Foreign Corruption/Bribery Charges

    This article was reprinted with permission from FCPA Professor The article “ Revisiting a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Compliance Defense ” highlights, among other things, that several countries like the United States that are signatories to the Organization for Economic Cooperation...
  • Blog Post: The Petrobras Scandal and Corruption of Political Parties Under the FCPA

    When does bribery and corruption move from a business issue to a political issue to a national issue? Why should US companies be held to the gold standard of anti-corruption laws? Should the US government even care if US companies engage in bribery of politicians and political parties outside the US...
  • Blog Post: The Anti-Corruption Enforcement Problem

    For many years, the U.S. was the only country actively seeking to use its laws to fight corruption. However, more recently, a number of other countries have enacted their own anti-bribery laws while other countries have become more active in pursuing anti-bribery enforcement – including not only...
  • Blog Post: Thinking About the FIFA Bribery Scandal

    The U.S. Department of Justice’s blockbuster announcement in late May that U.S. prosecutors have indicted fourteen defendants on corruption charges involving activities of the International Federation of Football (FIFA) and related regional member organizations captured news headlines around the...
  • Blog Post: Why Should Americans Care About the FIFA Indictments? Part I – Only the US Government Could Do It

    A colleague recently posed that question to me. I thought it was an interesting one and although at first blush the response to me might appear self-evident, the fact that it was posed means that my view may not be universal. The more I thought about how to respond to my friend’s query, the longer...
  • Blog Post: Does the World Need Another Compliance Provider? – Part 1

    This article was originally published at ComplianceX , the Compliance Exchange Richard Bistrong was an International Sales Vice-President in the Defense Sector for most of his career, spending an average of 250 days per year overseas, and twice residing in the United Kingdom. In 2007, the US Department...
  • Blog Post: Why Should Americans Care About the FIFA Indictments? Part II – Corruption Changes the Truth of the Game

    Today, I continue my (now) four-part series on the above question posed to me recently by a colleague. (I know I wrote that it would be a three-part series but as usual I got carried away when I started writing.) Yesterday, I wrote that only the US government had the wherewithal, tools and will to do...
  • Blog Post: Two Sides of A Global Corruption Investigation at Anti-Corruption Oslo

    This is the second part of my interview with Robert (“Bob”) Appleton, which is timely given our question and answer session at the upcoming Anti-Corruption Conference, Oslo, where we will engage in an interview titled “Bribery from the Sharp End,” on June 11th, 2015, 16:00 local...
  • Blog Post: Why Should Americans Care About the FIFA Indictments? Part III – Corruption and US Companies

    Today, I continue my four-part series on the above question posed to me recently by a colleague. In Part I, I wrote that only the US government had the wherewithal, tools and will to do so. Yesterday, I focused on corruption on the pitch and how bribery and corruption ‘changes the game’ of...
  • Blog Post: What Happened In Oslo Shouldn’t Stay In Oslo

    Last week I had the pleasure and honor of participating in the Oslo, 2015 Anti-Corruption Conference, at the invitation of Helge Kvamme, Partner, Investigations and Compliance, Selmer Law Firm, Norway, and a member of the Organizing Committee as well as a speaker during the Conference. It was during...
  • Blog Post: Australian Anti-Bribery & Compliance Trends

    Today we welcome Ted Williams, Partner, Piper Alderman. Ted, can you share some of your background and experience? TW: Thank you, Richard, for the opportunity to engage with your community, and it was a pleasure to meet you in New York during my recent visit. Richard, I am a lawyer with 25 years’...