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Documentation and the TRACE Due Diligence Guidebook

One of the themes coming out of the talks given by representatives of the Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission at FCPA compliance conferences is that of documentation. While many companies focus on the specifics of a best practices FCPA compliance program, we believe that...

Internal Controls under the UK Bribery Act and FCPA

Although much is still unclear about the implementation date, or the manner in which the UK Bribery Act will be enforced, it is clear that one of the important compliance functions which a company should implement is appropriate internal controls. The previously released Consultative Guidance had...

Preparing for the End of Facilitation Payments

In an article published in the July issue of the Compliance Week magazine, entitled " T he UK Bribery Act: How to Mitigate the Risks or Prosecution for Making Facilitation Payments ", authors Jonathan Feig and Richard Thomas discuss how companies can mitigate their risks of prosecution...

Steve Sabol, NFL Films and the Look and Feel of Compliance-Authenticity

Today we note the passing last week of Steve Sabol, who together with his father Ed Sabol and John (The Voice of God) Facenda, created the phenomenon known as NFL Films. In the late 60s and 70s, before HBO, before ESPN and certainly before the proliferation of all things NFL on television; we were treated...

John Brown's Raid and Building Trust in Compliance Programs

October 16 th is the anniversary of John Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry. For those of you not familiar with this episode of American history, abolitionist John Brown led a raid on the US Arsenal at Harper's Ferry, Virginia, the raid was intended to foment an armed slave revolt in 1859. Brown's...