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Take Us Up to Warp Speed Mr. Sulu: News Corp, James Murdoch and the FCPA

For those of us science fiction fans who grew up in the 60s, Star Trek was the premier TV show. If you wanted to go somewhere fast, warp speed was about the fastest way anyone knew how to travel. This was at least augmented, but certainly not replaced, in the 70s in Star Wars by going to hyperspace...

Professor Koehler Files Amicus Brief Urging Supreme Court To Hear “Foreign Official” Challenge

This article was reprinted with permission from FCPA Professor This previous post highlighted the petition for certiorari filed in the Supreme Court requesting the Court hear U.S. v. Esquenazi (the recent 11th Circuit decision of first impression in which the court concluded that certain state-owned...

The Origins of the FCPA: Lessons For Effective Compliance and Enforcement – Part Five

This is the fifth part of an occasional series. The first is available here , the second here , the third here and the fourth here . The entire paper will be published by Securities Regulation Law Journal early next year. The Congressional debates The revelations from the Watergate hearings and...

Supreme Court Declines to Hear “Foreign Official” Challenge

This article was reprinted with permission from FCPA Professor As highlighted in previous posts ( here , here and here ), the defendants in U.S. v. Esquenazi (see here for the May 2014 11th Circuit decision [ an enhanced version of this opinion is available to lexis.com subscribers ]) petitioned the...

The Mini Cooper and Project Execution in Compliance

The price of oil hovers near $40 per barrel. There are all manner of responses suggested to this drop from nearly $100 per barrel just a short time ago. Yet the price of oil has long been much more than a political conversation, sometimes it leads to innovation. Today we celebrate the birth of the British...

Front-Line Interview Episode 1: Alison Taylor, How Organizations Impact Corruption

(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 work via a Forbes article she authored “Compliance...

Friday FCPA Roundup for Week Ending August 28

This article was reprinted with permission from FCPA Professor The latest edition of the double standard, survey says, when the dust settles, and for the reading stack. It’s all here in the Friday roundup. Double Standard An individual currently holds political office in one unit of government...

Friday FCPA Roundup for Week Ending September 18

This article was reprinted with permission from FCPA Professor DOJ compliance counsel identified, additional lenient PetroTiger exec sentences, scrutiny alerts and updates, and for the reading stack. It’s all here in the Friday roundup. DOJ Compliance Counsel As highlighted in this previous...

The Pressing Need for Diligence in the FCPA Space

This article was reprinted with permission from FCPA Professor In running FCPA Professor for over six years, I literally search for FCPA content every day. There is a lot of good stuff out there that is frequently highlighted on these pages. There is also a lot of not so good stuff out there and...