The real world isn't just good guys and bad guys. There’s a story behind every compliance problem, and even though it may not excuse anyone's behavior, it should be a reminder that people just like us make mistakes -- sometimes really big mistakes.
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I’ve noticed a positive shift in corporate compliance events, especially during some of my overseas engagements. Compliance initiatives and ethical messages are coming directly from business leaders in addition to compliance executives.
When compliance leaders ask, “What can I do to better connect with the work-force?” my response is always the same. I encourage them to show their vulnerability.
At the Federal Prison Camp in Lewisburg PA where I spent fourteen and a half months, one personal liberty inmates were allowed was reading. Under Bureau of Prison rules, hardcover books could be sent directly to inmates from the distributor, e.g. Amazon, after being opened and inspected by correctional officers.
The FCPA is fundamentally about change: in federal laws, in global attitudes, in corporate practices, and ultimately, in ourselves. I wanted my law school students to see that change happening, to feel it for themselves. And so I invited Richard Bistrong to speak.
Barry Vitou, a partner in Pinsent Masons in London and head of their Global Corporate Crime Team, talked with me this week about the future of the SFO.
Marketing and sales people working in low-integrity places are usually far removed from the victims of nearby corruption. Compliance professionals supporting a far-flung work force need to keep that cultural isolation in mind.
At the 17th Annual Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Compliance Congress last month in Washington DC, Paul Hastings Partner Gary Giampetruzzi and FCPA Blog Contributing Editor Richard Bistrong exchanged perspectives on pharma compliance risks.
Join NYU Law's Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement on Wednesday, November 30 from 5 pm to 7 pm as a panel of remarkable individuals share the experiences that resulted in their own federal criminal convictions for white collar crimes.
What is it about agents, fixers, and intermediaries that makes them so attractive while potentially toxic to multinationals?