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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

Front-Line Interview Episode 1: Alison Taylor, How Organizations Impact Corruption
Posted on 27 Aug 2015 by RBistrong

(Please visit the site to view this video) In the launch of a new video series, Front-Line Interviews, I engage with Alison Taylor, Director of Energy and Extractives at BSR (Business for Social Responsibility). I first became aware of Alison’s... Read More

Do You Now Understand Why the Meaning of “Foreign Official” Matters?
Posted on 26 Aug 2015 by Mike Koehler

This article was reprinted with permission from FCPA Professor For some time, certain people have been confused, perplexed etc. as to why the meaning of “foreign official” in the FCPA’s anti-bribery provisions matters. In connection... Read More

Issues to Consider From the Goodyear Enforcement Action
Posted on 26 Feb 2015 by Mike Koehler

This article was reprinted with permission from FCPA Professor This recent post highlighted the SEC FCPA enforcement action against Goodyear. This post continues the analysis by highlighting various issues to consider associated with the enforcement... 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

Time Out on Slamming the Brits
Posted on 14 Aug 2015 by Mike Koehler

This article was reprinted with permission from FCPA Professor As highlighted in this recent report: “The [U.K.] Government is reviewing the Bribery Act after business leaders claimed it was making it difficult for British firms to export... Read More

Louis Berger International and Two Former Employees Resolve Enforcement Action
Posted on 21 Jul 2015 by Doug Esten

This article was reprinted with permission from FCPA Professor Last Friday, the DOJ announced the second corporate Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement action of 2015. It was against Louis Berger International Inc. (LBI, a New Jersey-based... 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

Benchmarking Bribery & Corruption: Compliance Progress & Frustration
Posted on 7 Jul 2015 by RBistrong

In 2014 I wrote about the Kroll and Compliance Week 2014 Anti-Bribery and Corruption Benchmarking Report, subtitled Untangling the Web of Risk and Compliance. I found the 2014 Report to be extremely relevant and engaging, focusing, among the conclusions... Read More

Booking a Meeting? In Venezuela It May Cost You a Rolex
Posted on 26 Oct 2015 by Thomas Fox

First it was Petrobras but it certainly did not take long for the second shoe to drop for the other corrupt national energy company in Latin America, the Venezuelan national oil company Petróleos de Venezuela, also known as PdVSA. Anyone in the... Read More

Farewell to Chocolate Thunder, Baylor Football and Due Diligence
Posted on 29 Aug 2015 by Thomas Fox

Daryl Dawkins died yesterday. To anyone who followed the National Basketball League (NBA); Dawkins will always be remembered with the brilliant Stevie Wonder-derived moniker – Chocolate Thunder . I will also remember him for three things. First... Read More

The Fifth Letter and Expansion of the Brazilian Corruption Scandal into the Private Sector
Posted on 31 Jul 2015 by Thomas Fox

I recently received a review copy of the book The Fifth Letter by fellow University of Michigan grad Vivian L. Carpenter. It is a rollicking good read which touches on areas of constitutional law, inalienable rights in the US, the complexities of racial... Read More

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 Looting Machine & the Modernization of Corruption
Posted on 18 Aug 2015 by RBistrong

Today’ Q and A is with Tom Burgis, Investigations Correspondent at Financial Times and author of “The Looting Machine: Warlords, Oligarchs, Corporations, Smugglers, and the Theft of Africa’s Wealth” available here . As Tom States... Read More

Louis Berger International and Two Former Employees Resolve Enforcement Action
Posted on 21 Jul 2015 by Mike Koehler

This article was reprinted with permission from FCPA Professor Last Friday, the DOJ announced the second corporate Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement action of 2015. It was against Louis Berger International Inc. (LBI, a New Jersey-based... Read More