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Tom and I, both in Washington DC for the Dow Jones Global
Compliance Symposium, decided to do a live show, so to speak. We recorded
on YouTube (the video quality isn't great because I was using my laptop camera.
Also, you might find the sound to...
All Wal-Mart, all the time.
I'll try to parse out the subjects we talk about by time.
It blends, so bear with it.
04:00: Will this fundamentally change FCPA compliance
06:06: How will Mexico respond? How will the DOJ?
Welcome to Episode #40!
Tom and I have a guest! Our guest, Barry Vitou from Pinsent
Masons-and of The Bribery Act site fame-talks to us about the recent news that his
firm dug up that the SFO has conduct exactly -0- raids this year. Ouch.
We made a...
00:50: Compliance Week
03:17: CEO of P&G gives a speech, and we ask, "do you need a CCO?"
11:18: Companies are taking a look at their specific risks, and that's a good
13:54: What does any of this have to do with...
01:31: Alba wins motion to dismiss their case
09:32: Is it okay that the DOJ uses a company's internal investigation results?
14:17: Watts Water sues its lawyers
18:36: Due Diligence is difficult, especially in China...
00:48: should the DOJ throw an elbow? I explain my
post, here .
Is the DOJ a regulator or prosecutor? Would a compliance defense change that?
(@09:35). False Claims Act & Federal Acquisition Regulations discussed at
Whenever you look at the Top Ten Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) settlements of all-time, the figures can look pretty high. However, this summer has seen some absolutely astronomical fines and penalties agreed to by financial institutions for violations...
Despite repeated delays and some question as to whether
the UK would bow to pressure from the business community to water down the
Bribery Act 2010 ("the Act"), on March 30, 2011, the UK Ministry of Justice
released its final guidance (the "Final...
In This Issue:
Technip Enters into DPA with DOJ, Pays $338 Million
Department of Justice Guidance on Company Disputes with
First DOJ FCPA Opinion Procedure Release in 2010
Financial Reform Bill Compensates Whistleblowers...
Enforcement of the United State Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") has reached record highs in recent years. With this increase in FCPA enforcement attention, companies act at their peril when they do business internationally without a well...
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...
article is the first in a series of articles detailing the risk assessment,
evaluation and management of a foreign business partner under the Foreign
Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). This article sets out the parameters of the
problem and suggests a...
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...
Enforcement of the Foreign
Corrupt Practices Act has risen exponentially in the last few years to
unprecedented numbers, yielding the government over one billion dollars in the
year 2010 alone. This commentary provides essential information concerning...
by Jennifer Morrissey and Orlando Vidal
It is no secret that energy companies frequently find
themselves in the crosshairs of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
investigations. Energy companies' activities abroad often take place in...
These past few years, the
government made Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") enforcement a priority
and the number of cases has increased dramatically. Heightened enforcement of
the FCPA is a growing concern for companies engaging in mergers, acquisitions...
The last few years, however,
have seen a dramatic and deliberate increase in the number of FCPA cases
brought against individuals. As part of its effort to deter individual
misconduct, the government has urged courts to impose significant prison
Before the government's recent
increased focus on prosecuting individuals, there were few litigated cases
involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") and,
accordingly, few judicial decisions interpreting the statute....
by Jeff Simser
Money laundering has generally
been defined as a process under which "dirty money" produced by
criminal activity is turned into "clean money" and moved into the
economy in places less likely to attract the attention...
This article was reprinted with permission
from FCPA Professor
Last week, the DOJ and SEC announced a Foreign Corrupt
Practices Act enforcement action against Tyco International Ltd.
("Tyco") and a subsidiary company. Total fines and penalties...
Today I had thought about opening my post with the famous Popeye line " I've had all I can stand, I can't stands no more! " or perhaps ask if Mike Tyson was at the Broncos v. Texans game last Sunday post but I thought that I would begin...
Ed. Note-in this post I continue my interviews of persons I read and follow in the social media world related to FCPA and compliance. In this article I post an interview with Jim McGrath, well known and long suffering Cleveland Browns fan who blogs at...