Of the 150 or so law schools then, at least a half dozen had more than 500 enrollees, and many of the young hopefuls across the country were taking on alarming amounts of debt in exchange for a hoped-for law degree.… Continue Reading
Something important happened here on Monday.
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
Some of bribery’s victims are well known. For those living under a kleptocratic regime, the electricity doesn’t work, the water is dirty, police only protect those with money and power and harass the others, hospitals are full unless you can pay “extra,” kids don’t get new schoolbooks, and so on.… Continue Reading
By Jeffrey M. Kaplan
On March 24, the United Nations published its Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights: Implementing the United Nations “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework, which, as described in an accompanying press release, offers “for the first time an authoritative global standard for preventing and addressing the risk of adverse human rights impacts linked to business activity.”… Continue Reading
Ethisphere Magazine included us on 2010’s list of the 100 Most Influential People In Business Ethics.
It says of those on the list: “Some are world famous and some are unknown, but from designing sustainable packaging to recovering billions of dollars from ponzi schemes, the following 100 individuals have impacted the world of business ethics in ways that will continue to resonate for many years.”… Continue Reading
Andy Spalding, a lawyer on a year-long Fulbright Research Grant in Mumbai, India, writes to us from time to time. Here’s his latest dispatch:
Dear FCPA Blog,
Professor Elizabeth Spahn from New England Law | Boston spoke at Georgetown’s symposium in March on combating global corruption. She made the case against bribery, debunking the old excuses that sometimes graft is necessary, or culturally acceptable, or that it’s a victimless crime.… Continue Reading