The Justice Department’s new guidance about how it will evaluate corporate compliance programs takes the form of questions its prosecutors would typically ask about a corporate compliance program during an investigation.
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The Justice Department yesterday issued the first FCPA Opinion Procedure Release of 2010, and the first since August 2009. A U.S. company submitted a request on February 24 this year, with supplemental information on March 19. Here are the facts: The Requestor contracted with a U.S. government agency to design and build a facility in […]
Culture is often thought of as a soft issue because companies struggle to measure its effectiveness. But culture and compliance are linked.
Last Friday, we released our 2016 Annual Update which outlines how we have countered the threat of corruption on behalf of the World Bank, the collective effort of 83 dedicated staff in Washington, DC and countless partners around the world.
The man on the left is David Hess, an Assistant Professor of Business Law & Business Ethics at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. He’s on the blog today because he thinks and writes a lot about how to control corruption in international business. Among his articles are many dealing with ways to […]
People ask us why there’s so much going on with the FCPA and other anti-corruption laws right now? What’s changed? they want to know. And what’s coming? Here’s what we tell them: Human rights. Politicians, activists, and citizens everywhere have a better understanding that graft destroys liberty and freedom and replaces it with fear and […]
In the frenzy of upsizing, downsizing and rightsizing compliance programs after downturns in the market or in the midst or aftermath of a major investigation, it’s important to keep in mind that experienced lawyers and compliance professionals bring significant value to a company.
A Chinese scientist was sentenced to 121 months in federal prison for trying to steal samples of a variety of rice seeds from a Kansas bio-pharma research lab.
With every enforcement action comes lessons and warning tales for other companies and compliance officers. Last week Qualcomm paid $7.5 million to settle SEC charges that it violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by hiring relatives of Chinese officials responsible for deciding whether to select the company’s mobile technology products.