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Posts Tagged: Corporate Investigations List

Stryker’s latest FCPA disclosure

From the members area of the FCPA Blog, here’s Stryker’s latest FCPA disclosure in its SEC filing this week:

Stryker Corp.

Filing Date     Oct/22/2012

Investigating Entity     Securities and Exchange Commission

Excerpt   In 2010 we received a subpoena from the DOJ related to sales, marketing and regulatory matters related to the Stryker PainPump.… Continue Reading

Where to (always) find our lists

We’re crazy about lists and they appear in this space often.

But for readers, finding the latest version of our lists can be hard.

So we’ve found them a permanent home.… Continue Reading

Avon’s latest FCPA disclosure

Photo courtesy of Avon Products Inc.From Avon Products Inc’s Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on August 1, 2012:

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As previously reported, we have engaged outside counsel to conduct an internal investigation and compliance reviews focused on compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (‘FCPA’) and related U.S.… Continue Reading

Avon Leader Departing Amid Bribery Probe

Avon’s Andrea Jung will step down as executive chairman at the end of the year. Photo courtesy of Avon Products Inc.Avon Products Inc. said Friday that long-time executive chairman Andrea Jung will leave her post at the end of December.… Continue Reading

Our reference section (October 2012)

Here are some of the reports, indexes, and lists we maintain. They’re always free, thanks to the generous support of our sponsors.

The top group are published on a regular schedule.… Continue Reading

Layne’s Africa Payments Disclosure

From the FCPA Blog members area, here’s the latest FCPA disclosure from water management company Layne Christensen.

The disclosure appeared in the company’s Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on September 10, 2012:

In connection with the Company updating its Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) policy, questions were raised internally in late September 2010 about, among other things, the legality of certain payments by the Company to agents and other third parties interacting with government officials in certain countries in Africa.

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The FCPA’s Long Shadow

How long should the DOJ and SEC keep self reporting companies on the hook?

For example, in 2005 Tyco International Ltd discovered that subsidiaries and agents might have paid bribes overseas.… Continue Reading

Walmart’s Latest FCPA Disclosure

Here’s Walmart’s entire FCPA disclosure from its Form 8-K filed with the SEC on May 17:

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The Audit Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Audit Committee”), which is composed solely of independent directors, is conducting an internal investigation into, among other things, alleged violations of the U.S.… Continue Reading

New China-Related Investigation

From the ‘investigations’ index of ethiXbase, here’s Massachusetts-based Parametric Technology Corporation’s FCPA disclosure in its latest Form 10-Q.

The company makes and sells life-management software. It first disclosed the investigation late last year.… Continue Reading