The World Economic Forum (WEF) is getting ahead of the curve. Anticipating a future that may involve certain required corporate disclosures related to environmental, social, and governmental (ESG) aspects of business performance and risk, the WEF’s International Business Council — chaired by Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan — has released a new report containing voluntary metrics.… Continue Reading
I had a simple (and unoriginal) thought years ago that has helped me understand why compliance can be so difficult. My thought was that people will do whatever they’re paid to do.… Continue Reading
The DOJ and SEC published the Second Edition of A Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Friday, updating for the first time the best government-produced FCPA guidance.… Continue Reading
The DOJ’s new guidance for evaluating corporate compliance programs put the spotlight on organizational justice, or what we might simply call fairness.… Continue Reading
The first reports appeared Saturday. They said businesses and individuals in some countries are under pressure to donate to Covid-19 relief charities that have close ties to government officials.… Continue Reading
Law firm Ritch Mueller has translated the DOJ’s April 2019 Guidance Document for the Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs into Spanish.… Continue Reading
How well positioned are today’s code-of-conduct practices to meet the effectiveness criteria for Corporate Compliance Programs embedded in the latest DOJ guidelines? That is, “Is the compliance program well designed? Is it being implemented effectively?… Continue Reading
Covington & Burling has translated into Chinese the DOJ’s April 2019 Guidance Document for the Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs.
Covington’s unofficial translation includes both English and Chinese.
In a series of key policy announcements between November 2017 and May 2018, the Department of Justice has demonstrated an increasingly coherent perspective on how it will handle key aspects of white collar criminal enforcement.… Continue Reading
Tomorrow is May 1st — also known as May Day or International Workers’ Day — a public holiday in most of the world, including our present location. It’s a day to honor workers and their achievements, and to give people a well-timed spring holiday.… Continue Reading