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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

Why Benchmarking Matters

Jeff Kaplan makes many good points about best practices ― among them, that benchmarking FCPA and UK Bribery Act compliance is not only about operational excellence. The benchmarking has legal significance.… Continue Reading

The Train Is Leaving The Station

By Jeffrey M. Kaplan and Rebecca Walker

 

The Anti-Corruption Compliance Program Benchmarking Survey that we are conducting with the FCPA Blog closes at noon EDT on July 12.

 

So, this is a “last call” for companies that would like to receive the benchmarking report on a complimentary basis by taking the survey.… Continue Reading

Anti-Corruption Training for Third Parties

By Jeffrey M. Kaplan and Rebecca Walker

For a variety of reasons, requiring training of agents and other third-party business representatives is among the most challenging aspects of having an anti-corruption compliance program.… Continue Reading

Anti-Corruption Training For The Board

By Jeffrey M. Kaplan and Rebecca Walker

Is your board trained on anti-corruption law and compliance? Clearly, not every board should be trained on every compliance risk area.  But for high-risk areas, training may be advisable – both to help a board exercise program oversight in an effective manner and to defeat a Caremark claim should a compliance failure occur.… Continue Reading

Anti-Corruption Compliance Program Charters

By Jeffrey M. Kaplan and Rebecca Walker

Do you have a charter or similar document for your compliance program? Approximately 83% of the companies responding to date to the anti-corruption compliance program benchmarking survey we are conducting with the FCPA Blog do.… Continue Reading

Role-Based Anti-Corruption Training

By Jeffrey M. Kaplan and Rebecca Walker

In a column published earlier this year, the New York Times’ Ethicist was asked about the ethics of an employee’s skipping FCPA compliance training where the training seemingly bore no relevance to his or her actual job.… Continue Reading

The Anti-Corruption Compliance Program Benchmarking Survey

The FCPA Blog and Kaplan & Walker LLP are pleased to announce the launch of the Anti-Corruption Compliance Program Benchmarking Survey.

We believe this is the most comprehensive effort of its kind ever undertaken and that the survey report will be valuable to companies seeking to develop, implement, and assess anti-corruption compliance programs.… Continue Reading

Coming Soon to the FCPA Blog – An Anti-Corruption Compliance Program Benchmarking Survey

By Jeffrey M. Kaplan and Rebecca Walker

 

Benchmarking has long had an important role in shaping organizational compliance programs, and over the years we have tried to play a part in this through benchmarking studies we have conducted for a variety of organizations — such as the Ethics and Compliance Officer Association, the Society for Corporate Compliance and Ethics and the Conference Board.… Continue Reading