Archiv der Kategorie: Compliance USA

Siemens Sued by Tipster Claiming Retaliation Over FCPA Allegations He Raised

Legal Reform News Daily / Wall Street Journal WSJ.com Corruption Currents A Taiwanese man filed a whistleblower retaliation lawsuit in Manhattan federal court on Tuesday against Siemens, arguing he was fired for raising corruption concerns to senior executives while working … Weiterlesen

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FCPA: DPAs and NPAs – Useful Tools to Achieve Compliance

The debate on whether the use of Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs) and Non-Prosecution Agreements (NPAs) has become lively again over the past couple of weeks. Last week, there was a panel hosted by the Corporate Crime Reporter conference at the … Weiterlesen

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FCPA: From the Compact Model to the Luxury Model – Managing Your Third Party Risk

I am currently attending the Hanson Wade Oil and Gas Supply Chain Compliance conference in Houston. The event is excellent and the presentations have been ‘spot on’ for the nuts and bolts of how to do compliance. As the conference … Weiterlesen

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FCPA: Money, Money, Money

I tried. I really tried. I tried not to rant about the Houston Astros during Spring Training, because as they say ‘hope springs eternal’ as all teams are tied at this point in the season (0-0). So when the Astros … Weiterlesen

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FCPA: Distributors Should Be Analyzed As Any Other Third Party Representative in the Sales Chain

Ed. Note-David Simon is a partner at Foley and Lardner and Bill Athanas is a partner at Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP. Both have practices which include FCPA compliance.  After my recent post on distributors under the FCPA, David and … Weiterlesen

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FCPA: How to Introduce Change into Your FCPA Compliance Program (Without Blowing It Up)

Thucydides or Herodotus; Herodotus or Thucydides. Which is your favorite? I admit to vacillating between the two. Thucydides wrote about the end of the Athenian dynasty from the Peloponnesian War and the debacle of the Sicilian Invasion. Herodotus wrote about … Weiterlesen

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FCPA: Doing Business In Italy-Step Up Your FCPA Compliance Now

Ed. Note-I met last week with Craig Bloom, a colleague who practices law in Houston. Craig, who is fluent in Italian, was telling me about some of the compliance issues that have been percolating in Italy and in Italian companies. … Weiterlesen

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FCPA: Distributors under the FCPA

If there was ever a question that distributors were covered under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), in 2012, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) made it emphatically clear that this class of entities in … Weiterlesen

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Amnesty for Armstrong? Lessons for the Compliance Practitioner

The Lance Armstrong saga continues to provide many lessons for the compliance practitioner. A recent article on ESPN.com, entitled “Lance calls for amnesty program”, reported that Armstrong has come out in favor of those who openly speak about the doping … Weiterlesen

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FCPA: Boeing and the Conduct of Due Diligence on Sub-Suppliers

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) act has language which makes illegal a direct or indirect act which might be used to obtain or retain business from prohibited parties. This has caused companies to begin to look at their suppliers … Weiterlesen

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