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Free Webinar: Understanding the Risks of Operating in a Global Market
Posted on 11 May 2010 by Corporate and Securities Law Community Staff

Moderator(s): Paul J. McNulty, Stephen Martin, Patrick Thesing Today's challenging legal and regulatory environment has made it absolutely essential to establish an effective global compliance program. This need is fueled by the increased expectations... Read More

The FCPA and Doing Business In A Pure Pay to Play Country
Posted on 30 Mar 2010 by Thomas Fox

Excerpt: Since March 15th 2010, the blogosphere has seen some interesting discussions about the economics of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). The spark which ignited the blog-world was a statement by Wall Street Journal editorial board member... Read More

Management of Foreign Business Partners Under the FCPA through an Oversight Committee
Posted on 26 May 2010 by Thomas Fox

Excerpt: A key tool in the process of managing Foreign Business Partners under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is an Oversight Committee. An Oversight Committee can be utilized throughout the entire process of (1) evaluating the need for a... Read More

The 100th Edition: Friday FCPA Roundup for Week Ending Nov. 15
Posted on 15 Nov 2013 by Mike Koehler

This article was reprinted with permission from FCPA Professor Scrutiny alerts and updates, a first, blunt, and quotable. It’s all here in this – the 100th edition - of the Friday roundup. [I hope the Friday roundup is a value added... Read More

The IBM Case: FCPA Compliance Programs And Internal Controls
Posted on 21 Mar 2011 by Thomas O. Gorman

There was Congressional testimony last fall to consider possible modifications to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. In part the testimony focused on the issue of FCPA compliance procedures as a defense for a business organization. Under current practice... Read More

Friday FCPA Roundup for Week Ending Dec. 6
Posted on 6 Dec 2013 by Mike Koehler

This article was reprinted with permission from FCPA Professor Looking for talent … got talent, the DOJ is sued, the Corruption Perceptions Index, a pulse on FCPA Inc., and for the reading stack. It’s all here in the Friday roundup. ... Read More

Grading the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Guidance
Posted on 2 Jan 2013 by Mike Koehler

This article was reprinted with permission from FCPA Professor I am pleased to share a download link ( here ) to my article "Grading The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Guidance" recently published in Bloomberg / BNA's White Collar Crime... Read More

The Need for an FCPA Lingua Franca
Posted on 11 Mar 2013 by Mike Koehler

This article was reprinted with permission from FCPA Professor There is a need for a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act lingua franca. The absence of a lingua franca has all sorts of negative effects, including an impact on the quality of FCPA enforcement... Read More

Parts III & IV: The SEC and Chinese Issuers: Transparency And Accountability
Posted on 8 Aug 2012 by Thomas O. Gorman

Corporate governance A number of PRC based issuers have been named as defendants in SEC enforcement actions. These cases involve a range of issues including financial fraud, manipulation and misuse of assets. Misrepresentations and financial fraud... Read More

End of the Annual Compliance and Ethics Training ‘Flea Dip’
Posted on 10 Aug 2011 by Thomas Fox

In an article in the July/August edition of the ACC Docket entitled " Rethinking the Annual Compliance and Ethics Flea Dip ", author James Nortz discusses the annual compliance and ethics training program that most US company's employees... Read More

Internal Controls under the UK Bribery Act and FCPA
Posted on 22 Mar 2011 by Thomas Fox

Although much is still unclear about the implementation date, or the manner in which the UK Bribery Act will be enforced, it is clear that one of the important compliance functions which a company should implement is appropriate internal controls.... Read More

The Story Of The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Posted on 11 Dec 2012 by Mike Koehler

This article was reprinted with permission from FCPA Professor Thirty-five years ago this month, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act became law. In connection with this anniversary, I am pleased to share my scholarship " The Story of the Foreign... Read More

Small but Crucial Distinctions: Understanding the UK Bribery Act vs. the FCPA
Posted on 7 Jun 2013 by Corporate and Securities Law Community Staff

"We are not the 'serious champagne office,' " said David Green , chief of the UK's Serious Fraud Office (SFO). But Green says he is working to focus his agency on bigger cases of bribery and corruption. Green's commitment ... Read More

Foreign Business Representatives: Some Red Flags to Review
Posted on 9 Mar 2011 by Thomas Fox

Most Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Practitioners are aware that the greater the contacts with a foreign governmental official and the greater amount of money involved, the greater the FCPA risk for a company if a third party is involved. This... Read More

Friday FCPA Roundup for Week Ending June 20
Posted on 21 Jun 2013 by Mike Koehler

This article was reprinted with permission from FCPA Professor SEC tweaks its neither admit nor deny settlement policy, Tyco settlement approved, scrutiny alert, and for the reading stack. It's all here in the Friday roundup. SEC Tweaks Neither... Read More