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Top 3 FCPA Cases of 2010-Part III HP and (Lots of) Red Flags
Posted on 19 Jul 2010 by Thomas Fox

This article concludes our series on what we believe to be the Top 3 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) cases in the first half of 2010. We have reviewed the facts surrounding each matter to come up with lessons that the FCPA compliance professional... Read More

Who Will Have the Better Season?
Posted on 23 Apr 2010 by Thomas Fox

The baseball season is upon us and the Houston Astros have opened with their worst start since 1983. At 3-9, things may be looking a bit bleak for the hometown heroes. However several sportswriters have pointed out that the 1983 team ended up with... Read More

How to Turn a Season Around
Posted on 14 Sep 2010 by Thomas Fox

One of the more enjoyable aspects of a baseball season is its length. The fortunes of a team can ebb and flow over the course of a 162 games season. So even if a team starts out abysmally, it can pick things up over the course of the spring and summer... Read More

Mixed Messages from Hewlett-Packard
Posted on 9 Aug 2010 by Doug Cornelius

On Friday, Hewlett-Packard fired its CEO because he violated the company's code of conduct. Mark Hurd had submitted inaccurate expense reports. That sounds like a good message from the Board. Anyone can be fired for violating the code. However... Read More

The FCPA – Tone at the Top and in the Middle
Posted on 9 Aug 2010 by Thomas Fox

Just how important is "Tone at the Top"? Conversely, what does it say to middle management when upper management practices the age old parental line of "Don't do as I act; Do as I say"? We wondered about this age old question... Read More