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When to Bring in Investigative Counsel and Why

When should you bring in a true outsider to handle an internal investigation? What about specialized investigative counsel? Jim McGrath, who often writes about the need for specialized investigative counsel, has also pointed out on several occasions that having an … Weiterlesen

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Getting Your Company Ready for M&A Compliance Due Diligence

Who was the absolute worst general during the Civil War? While there are many worthy candidates for this dubious honor, on the Southern side my vote goes to General John Bell Hood. One of the prime proponents of the Southern … Weiterlesen

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Five Golden Rules of What Works – The Internal Marketing of Compliance

I am attending the ACI Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Boot Camp in Houston. It is one of the best FCPA events held in Houston annually. It brings together some of the top local compliance talent, together with top national … Weiterlesen

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How Straight From The Lion’s Mouth Informs Your Hotline

The symbol of Venice is the Lion of St. Mark. The use of this symbol led to the maxim ‘straight from the lion’s mouth’. This adage came about because the Republic of Venice had its own hotline system where citizens … Weiterlesen

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Continuous Compliance to Solve the Problem

On this day, 53 years ago the CBS television network premiered one of my favorite TV shows of all time – Route 66. The program had a simple premise, it followed two young men, Buz Murdock and Tod Stiles, as … Weiterlesen

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Froome Wins the Tour and a Victory for Law Firms on Their Privilege

Yesterday Chris Froome won the 100th incarnation of the Tour de France. He held the leader’s position, as signified by wearing the Yellow Jersey, since Day 8 of the Tour. Froome is the second Englishman to win the race in … Weiterlesen

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Don’t Claim it is Legal to Bribe Another Government’s Representatives – Especially in China

Last week a guest blog post in the FCPA Blog by Ernesto Sanchez, entitled “What’s good for reciprocity may be bad for FCPA prosecutions”, implied that the US District Court’s ruling when it “vacated an SEC Dodd-Frank rule mandating that … Weiterlesen

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ILR: The Ralph Lauren Debate: Unusual Resolution Sparks Questions About Jurisdiction, Declinations

Main Justice | Subscription Required | Jun 10, 2013 Ralph Lauren Corporation’s April foreign bribery non-prosecution agreements have dawn opposite reactions from the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act defense bar: The apparel manufacturer caught a lucky break – or it got … Weiterlesen

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ILR: Lawsuits Against S.& P. Sent to One Court

New York Times | Jun 10, 2013 Standard & Poor’s won a ruling on Thursday that moves 15 lawsuits in which it and its parent company, McGraw-Hill Financial, were accused of fraudulently inflating credit ratings to one federal court. Read … Weiterlesen

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FCPA: Kroll and Compliance Week Survey Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption

Not many people realize that the US has elected one president who served as a prisoner of war. That man was Andrew Jackson, who was captured by the British during the Revolutionary War. Now, can you name the American President … Weiterlesen

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