The Pilot Program is best understood as the DOJ’s response to three distinct lines of public commentary on FCPA enforcement. The Department should be commended for responding to this commentary — indeed, for even listening to it in the first place.… Continue Reading
Law schools have not historically excelled at cultivating the art of constructive criticism. So many of us once were, and some still are, people who believe that success is a zero-sum game; that the only way to build oneself up is to tear another down; that doing good is far less important than doing well; that another’s contribution is inherently a threat to my own self-worth.… Continue Reading
We’ll spend a number of posts this month explaining what is good about the Pilot Program and what may be better. The last post explained the four (not three) requirements the Program establishes — voluntary disclosure, cooperation, remediation, and disgorgement — and how some of those terms have been carefully (re)defined.… Continue Reading
The fall is upon us, the academic year has begun, and the season is right for reflecting on all that is good and all that could be better. In the FCPA space, among the biggest stories of the last year has been the Pilot Program — an experimental enforcement policy first announced in April 2016.… Continue Reading
Friday’s conviction of Lee Jae-yong, the de facto head of South Korea’s flagship Samsung conglomerate, marked yet another dramatic step in the country’s anti-corruption revolution.
The third-generation leader of Samsung, Mr.… Continue Reading
Yesterday’s announcement that the 2028 Summer Olympics have been awarded to Los Angeles has an underappreciated significance for the anti-corruption movement. It is the first Olympic Games in which the host city will be under a contractual obligation to prevent corruption.… Continue Reading
Bhutan — the tiny Himalayan kingdom nestled between China and India — now writes an anti-corruption story unlike any I have seen, and in the best of ways.
Deliberately isolated from the outside world and its geopolitical machinations, Bhutan has declined to establish diplomatic relations with the United States, China, and Russia alike.… Continue Reading
The anti-corruption movement is plainly a global net gain. We’re working together to make economies more efficient, governments more representative, companies more ethical, and people more trustworthy and trusting. … Continue Reading
The International Anti-Corruption Academy’s Masters in Anti-Corruption Studies (MACS) application deadline has been extended to June 30.
This is the flagship IACA Master’s program which has been flourishing now for many years.… Continue Reading
If you gather anti-corruption professionals from six continents in a classroom for intensive discussion, extraordinary things are bound to happen.
IACA: Accepting Applications for New Master’s Degree in Anti-Corruption Compliance and Collective Action
The International Anti-Corruption Academy, located outside Vienna, Austria, is now accepting applications for its new International Master in Anti-Corruption Compliance and Collective Action program.
As a regular instructor in its sister program, the Master in Anti-Corruption Studies, I’ve raved about IACA before.… Continue Reading