Companies and enforcement agencies have named Brazil 36 times in disclosures about ongoing FCPA-related investigations, according to the latest data from FCPA Tracker.
There is often discussion of the costs of bribery and corruption. Yet one question not often considered is the state of company after it goes through a corruption enforcement action.
For the last several years, academic attention has converged on questions of behavioral ethics, and the findings are robust and sophisticated.
Floyd Landis, left, and Lance ArmstrongFloyd Landis, a self-confessed drug cheat, collected $1.1 million Thursday for blowing the whistle on Lance Armstrong's illegal drug use.
Yahoo! Inc. agreed Tuesday to pay a $35 million penalty to settle charges that it misled investors by failing to disclose one of the world’s largest data breaches in which hackers stole personal data relating to hundreds of millions of user accounts.
Canada has emerged as one of the cryptocurrency and blockchain centers of the world. Canada’s dominance in blockchain innovation stems in part from Toronto being home to Vitalik Buterin, the inventor of Ethereum Blockchain, which is the globally most adopted platform that supports ether (ETH), the second highest cryptocurrency valued at $63 billion.
Russian President Putin recently submitted a new anti-corruption bill to the Russian parliament.
Dun & Bradstreet Corporation agreed Monday to pay more than $9 million to resolve Foreign Corrupt Practices Act charges arising from improper payments made by two Chinese subsidiaries.
The case of Barclays chief Jes Staley attempting to unmask an anonymous whistleblower came to an almost imperceptible and silent ending recently when the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority concluded that Staley's actions were not done intentionally but apparently with some other, lesser standard.
In prior posts, we covered (1) how two former General Cable executives, now defendants in an SEC enforcement action, sought to compel Morgan Lewis (General Cable’s counsel) to share interview memoranda and notes, investigation reports and other materials from the firm’s internal investigation, and (2) how Judge Jonathan Goodman ruled in the defendants’ favor in part by holding that Morgan Lewis had waived work product protections through oral disclosures of interviews to the SEC.
Companies often ask me to record video for internal training. They want real-world stories of corruption and commerce which they can embed into existing on-line anti-bribery compliance training.
The FCC says "spoofing" is when a caller deliberately falsifies the information transmitted to your caller ID display to disguise their identity.
A registered nurse and lawyer who served in compliance roles for healthcare providers was awarded $3.3 million in a False Claims Act settlement. She has now collected more than $6 million in three separate qui tam actions against former employers.
Corruption remains a number one concern of citizens across the world. People feel left out of the benefits of globalization and are increasingly disillusioned with the public institutions meant to protect them and their economic and social interests. Predictably, this year’s OECD Anti-Corruption and Integrity Forum focused on public integrity.
The ASIL Anti-Corruption Law Interest Group, Sciences Po Law School, and the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania are organizing an international symposium on the "Transnationalization of Anti-Corruption Law."
As discussed in our prior post, the SEC charged Mathias Francisco Sandoval Herrera and Maria D. Cidre, two former executives from General Cable, with accounting fraud in January 2017. In response, these defendants sought to compel General Cable’s counsel, Morgan Lewis, to produce certain materials related to the firm’s corresponding investigation for the company, including investigation interview notes, SEC meeting notes, and an investigation report.
ZTE replaced its chief compliance officer after it admitted to the U.S. government in March that it made false statements about meeting the requirements of a settlement agreement.
A fascinating discovery dispute arose recently in the Southern District of Florida for professionals focused on internal investigations and the negotiation of resolutions with the SEC and DOJ. It involved the SEC, two former executives from General Cable Corporation, and General Cable’s external counsel Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.