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Julie DiMauro
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Thomas Fox
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Marc Alain Bohn
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Bill Waite
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Shruti J. Shah
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Eric Carlson
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Mexico joins the anti-bribery enforcement bandwagon

Anti-corruption law has never been thought to hold much sway in Mexican affairs. Despite a nominal prohibition of bribery and graft and an abundance of recent corruption scandals, the country’s history of minimal enforcement has fostered an expectation of impunity. The message to those who invest in Mexico’s economy has been clear: You can follow your own compliance program as a matter of internal policy, but there is little risk of sanction should any of your officers go astray.

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FCA doubles raids in UK crackdown

The number of dawn raids conducted by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has almost doubled over the past year, from 13 in 2017 to 25 in 2018. Admittedly, 25 is not a huge number but the increase is certainly a significant one. Yet perhaps the real news lies in the reasons behind the increase in raids — and what results from them.

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In Nordic companies, it’s not common to speak up

A recent survey by the Nordic Business Ethics Network into how 1,500 employees in Finland, Norway and Sweden, perceive ethics at their workplaces reveal that over 90 percent value an ethical working place higher than a salary increase or a promotion. Despite this, over 80 percent have witnessed unethical behavior at their workplace during the last year. 

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New DOJ guidance on corporate compliance programs focuses on results

The Criminal Division of the DOJ published expanded guidance on April 30 discussing the factors prosecutors should use to determine whether a company under investigation for misconduct will be regarded as having an effective compliance program. The April guidance builds on and amplifies the DOJ’s February 2017 list of questions and criteria for corporate compliance programs. 

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Extending the reach of management’s commitment to compliance

U.S. regulators responsible for enforcing the FCPA have said they often encounter companies with compliance programs strong on paper but weak in practice. The prosecutors sometimes cite management’s failures of omission or, worse, of actively conspiring to circumvent a program.

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