Just as the GlaxoSmithKline PLC (GSK) case in China heralded a new day in international anti-corruption enforcement, the Petrobras case may be equally important going forward. The scope and breadth of the investigation is truly becoming worldwide. Last...
When Chinese regulators hit GlaxoSmithKline with a $489 million penalty last month – the largest corporate penalty ever in China – it set off alarm bells around the world. Among other things it sent out a “wake-up call for global companies...
On July 23 rd , 2015 at the Hotel Kitano in New York City, The Network ( www.tnwinc.com ) hosted an Anti-Corruption Compliance Panel discussion titled “Why Anti-Bribery Programs Fail and How Compliance Must Evolve.” Cindy Curtin Knezevich...
In a recently released White Paper by the Wolfsberg
Group, entitled " Wolfsberg
Anti-Corruption Guidance " , a group of internal banks, together
with Transparency Internal and the Basel Institute on Governance, issued
guidance on anti-corruption...
The Brazilian corruption scandal took a new turn last week, when the Brazilian government announced that it was investigating the country’s health ministry and the state-owned bank Caixa Econômica Federal (Caixa). As reported by Rogerio Jelmayer...
Don Pardo died this week. While perhaps not of the public stature of Robin Williams or Lauren Bacall, whom we lost last week, his passing nonetheless was well noted in the national media. Pardo lived to the ripe old age of 96 and got his start in the...
My grandfather was a comic book collector. He collected
all kinds and types of comics, from super-heroes to the Archie series. One of
the series that he collected that I still think about from time-to-time was
Classics Illustrated. Classics Illustrated...
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...
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...
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...