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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
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

Bill Steinman
Contributing Editor

Execs See More Overseas Compliance Risk

AlixPartners recently surveyed large multinationals about their compliance programs. Our goal was to better understand the ways in which companies are identifying and addressing corruption risk.

Some key findings:

  • Two-thirds said that they have reassessed anti-corruption efforts due to Dodd-Frank and the U.K.
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‘Don’t Embarrass The Boss’

Good words from Trace International’s Alexandra Wrage, left, writing in Corporate Counsel’s April 20, 2012 edition on law.com:

‘In-person training is generally thought to be the gold standard, but the audiences’ comfort will vary depending on whether the trainer is a lawyer from headquarters, a local ethics officer or an outside expert.… Continue Reading

Reading, Writing, And Compliance

A retired supreme court justice in Uganda has proposed anti-corruption training for citizens, starting with the school kids.

Professor George Kanyeihamba’s open letter to President Yoweri Museveni this week said the country’s Anti-Corruption Act of 2009 should be ‘compulsory reading for all Ugandans.’ That statute replaced a weaker 1970 law and strengthened the government’s hand.… 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

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

Intent On Complying

The shocking news last week about Jack Stanley’s guilty plea teaches again that not all FCPA violations can be prevented. No compliance program or compliance training would have kept Mr. Stanley on the right side of the law.… Continue Reading

The Dog Ate Our Homework

We had a nice post ready for today. Really. Then we remembered the 11:59 p.m. deadline on May 31 for the 2008 TRACE International essay contest on fighting public bribery. There were only a few hours to go so in desperation we sent our post off as our entry.… Continue Reading