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Richard L. Cassin Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman Senior Editor

Harry Cassin Managing Editor


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

Aarti Maharaj Contributing Editor


FCPA Blog Daily News

Thursday
Jun282018

Bart M. Schwartz: Why independent compliance reviews are ‘forward thinking’ 

At the heart of any prospective self-disclosure to the DOJ is a robust internal compliance review program. Companies, no matter how big or small, should be looking to do two things: evaluate past practices and ensure ongoing compliance.

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Thursday
Jun282018

Lindsay Columbo: Sloppy data can ruin a compliance program

It may not be intuitive for a compliance department to dig into the completeness, consistency and organization of a company’s employee and customer data. But the integrity of the data impacts almost every automated compliance solution a company implements.

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Wednesday
Jun272018

Aruba telecomms official jailed three years for laundering bribe money

A federal judge in Miami sent an official of Aruba's state-owned telecomms company to prison for three years for moving bribe money from Florida to Aruba and Panama.

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Wednesday
Jun272018

‘Wolf of Wimbledon’ fraud had deep ties to Mossack Fonseca

Wolf of Wimbledon Jeffrey Revell-ReadeOne of the biggest boiler-room fraudsters in UK history hid his operation behind multiple layers of offshore shell companies set up by the now-defunct Panama Papers law firm, Mossack Fonseca.

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Wednesday
Jun272018

Alexandra Wrage: The World Cup and FIFA’s many teachable moments

If your offices, like ours, are currently filled with colorful jerseys and employees furtively checking scores on their phones, you know that soccer (or football or futball) has the attention of much of the world right now.

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Wednesday
Jun272018

Lincoln Caylor: Canada court clarifies test for granting Mareva injunctions

An asset-freezing injunction can be an important tool in fraud recovery litigation. Because it must be obtained ex parte, that is, without notice to the alleged fraudster, the justice system treads very carefully in balancing the rights of the accused and the accuser. This has led to debate and some inconsistency in Canadian courts.

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Tuesday
Jun262018

SFO charges Unaoil for Iraq bribes

Unaoil's lawyer Jo Rickards of Mishcon de ReyaThe UK Serious Fraud Office said Tuesday it brought criminal charges against the Monaco-based intermediary that allegedly paid bribes in Iraq to help two companies win energy-related contracts.

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Tuesday
Jun262018

Richard Bistrong: For compliance, questions have more power than demands

How do compliance officers get to know what they don’t know, especially in places where values are challenged, where local practices conflict with the rules, and where the line between what’s a permissible activity and what’s a violation can look blurry?

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Tuesday
Jun262018

Caterina Bulgarella: Why good words can produce bad acts

One of the most common discussions in the ethics and compliance community today revolves around the idea of using corporate values to foster ethics in organizations. Though this conversation has helped practitioners move away from a check-the-box compliance approach, practices based on corporate values have unwittingly created a check-the-box approach to ethics, obscuring the disconnect between external values and what the organization actually values.

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Monday
Jun252018

Compliance pros are rock stars, yes they are

Only yesterday they were pimply FCPA nerds. But a strange thing happened. They morphed into the cool kids.

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Monday
Jun252018

Job: Vice President, Ethics & Compliance

Job Title: Vice President, Ethics & Compliance

Employer: The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.

Location: New York, NY USA

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Friday
Jun222018

New leak details Mossack Fonseca meltdown

The law firm whose leaked files became known as the Panama Papers spent months after the leak trying to identify the real owners of thousands of shell companies the firm set up in offshore jurisdictions.

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