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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Compliance Alert: Hospitality and hiring in South Korea

We’ve talked about South Korea’s foreign bribery laws and we looked at specific compliance risks related to gift giving, rebates, and kickbacks. In this post we’ll look at enforcement actions in South Korea and what specific steps can reduce compliance risks there.… Continue Reading

Andy Spalding: Why doping scandals are good for the Olympics

Track and field was once the pre-eminent Summer Olympics event. I suspect most readers can name many more track and field stars from history — Jim Thorpe, Eric Liddell, Jesse Owens, Bruce (now Caitlyn) Jenner, Carl Lewis, Jackie Joyner Kersee, Florence Griffith-Joyner, and so on — than they could from any other event.… Continue Reading

Job: Compliance Director (DaVita Deutschland AG — Hamburg, Germany)

Job Title: Compliance Director

Employer: DaVita Deutschland AG 

Location: Hamburg, Germany

Description

The Compliance Director in Germany will serve as a valued member of the company’s leadership team and will be responsible for ensuring the company’s compliance with DaVita’s Code of Conduct and applicable laws and regulations, as well as the creation and implementation of national and international anticorruption policies and procedures.A… Continue Reading

David J. Marshall: SEC breaks new ground, bans employer-imposed waiver of right to whistleblower award

The Securities and Exchange Commission sent a strong message to employers nationwide last week when it issued a cease-and-desist order against a company that required departing employees, as a condition of receiving severance, to sign an agreement waiving their right to any award from the SEC Whistleblower Program for reporting securities law violations.… Continue Reading

Key Energy pays $5 million to settle FCPA offenses in Mexico

Houston-based Key Energy Services, Inc. agreed to disgorge $5 million to settle Foreign Corrupt Practices Act offenses caused by bribes from its Mexican subsidiary to an employee at state-owned Pemex.

The SEC Friday charged Key Energy in an internal administrative order with violating the FCPA’s internal controls and books-and-records provisions.… Continue Reading

Compliance Alert: Gift-giving, rebates and kickbacks in South Korea

It is customary to send gifts and make cash donations in the regular course of business in South Korea. Exchanging gifts is a deeply rooted custom in Korean society, and this practice has historically been the source of various compliance issues for multinational companies operating in South Korea.… Continue Reading