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Marc Alain Bohn
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Eric Carlson
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Julie DiMauro | Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro is a Regulatory Intelligence Expert in the Legal Department at Thomson Reuters in New York.

Prior to her time at Thomson Reuters, she served as the executive editor of FCPA Blog.

She can be reached at [email protected] and on Twitter @Julie_DiMauro.

Recent Posts

Slumping on the CPI, Spain proposes law to deter graft

Transparency International (TI) published its 2013 Corruption Perceptions Index last week. Spain dropped 10 notches in its ranking on the Index, and the reason is clear. The royal family and some national elected officials have been embroiled in scandal. What’s a country to do? Proposing a law to control more tightly the financial activities of political parties to avoid further corruption scandals is a good start.

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Industry Canada looks to strengthen corporate governance

Industry Canada, a department of the nation’s government that works to improve conditions for investment and create an efficient and competitive marketplace, is conducting public consultations on the Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA). Specifically, Industry Canada is focusing on matters such as executive compensation, corporate transparency, combating bribery and corruption and fostering corporate social responsibility, among others, to help provide standards in the corporate governance of businesses of all sizes.

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Compliance extends ‘from the top of the house to ground level,’ Fed official says

Sarah Dahlgren, Executive VP of the Financial Institution Supervision Group of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, said anti-money laundering (AML) and Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) compliance are areas that have not gottten enough attention, during and following the financial crisis. The decision of where to direct resources has often been to areas other than AML and BSA compliance and “increased attention and investment is obviously needed,” she said.

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Neil MacBride: Combating international crime, using a 21st Century playbook

On December 4, the FCPA Blog spoke with Neil MacBride, who served as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia (EDVA) from September 2009 to September 2013 and will be a partner in Davis Polk & Wardell’s Washington, D.C. office in April 2014. He told Julie DiMauro about the “rocket docket,” the Virginia Financial and Securities Fraud Task Force he created and a few of its memorable cases, and the importance of ethics and business conduct rules in companies.

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New York considers “BitLicenses” to regulate virtual currencies

On November 14, the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) announced that it will hold a public hearing on virtual currency regulation soon (date to be determined) in New York City. The goal of regulation is to provide greater security when it comes to its use, while allowing this new technology to grow.

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U.S. Attorney Neil MacBride joins Davis Polk

Neil MacBride, former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia (EDVA), is joining the law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in April 2014 to serve as a partner in its Washington, D.C. office. The FCPA Blog looks forward to speaking with him next week about his experience and thoughts on modern-day bribery and corruption investigations and effective corporate compliance programs.

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