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Thomas Fox
Proposed Reforms to the FCPA: the Compliance Defense and Respondeat Superior

In a Whitepaper entitled " Restoring Balance-Proposed Amendments to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ", authors Andrew Wiessmann and Alixandra Smith, writing on behalf of the US Chamber Institute for Legal Reform who recently proposed amending...

Mark Zimbelman
Tension Between Corporate and Government Whistleblowing Programs

Whistleblowing is considered the most effective method of detecting large corporate frauds. For example, Cynthia Cooper and Sharon Watkins are famous whistleblowers who spilled the beans on the frauds at WorldCom and Enron, respectively. Unfortunately...

Gary Larkin
Political Handbook: Trade Association Contribution Disclosure Needed

With the first national elections in the post Citizen's United era all but over, The Conference Board Governance Center is looking ahead to the 2012 presidential election as it released the groundbreaking Handbook on Corporate Political Activity...

Thomas Fox
US Sentencing Guidelines Changes Become Effective November 1

Yesterday, on November 1, 2010, the proposed changes in the US Sentencing Guidelines became effective. This post will highlight the changes and what they may import for the FCPA compliance professional. The US Sentencing Guidelines are used in the...

Thomas O. Gorman
The View from the Board in the Wake of Dodd-Frank

Dodd-Frank has been described as the most comprehensive overhaul of the financial regulatory system since the great depression. Since it was crafted to address the most significant market crisis since the one which spawned the Federal Securities Laws...

Corporate and Securities Law Community Staff
From Cost To Profit Centre: Redefining The Role Of The Legal Department

LONDON, 2 November 2010 - Management boards and general counsel are urged to revaluate the remit of their legal teams in a thought-provoking new report, "The Profitable Legal Department: How legal departments can prosper by generating revenue...