FCPA, UK Bribery Act Bribery Basics 13:02, April 6, 2017

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The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the UK Bribery Act are two of the most important laws that seek to prevent corruption globally. Their broad scope and long reach mean that organizations of all sizes that do business overseas or have foreign partners should consider offering online FCPA training to their employees as well as […]

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Bio-Rad Laboratories must pay over $14 million, counting attorney fees, after a jury entered a verdict for retaliating against a whistleblower employee in violation of the Dodd-Frank and the Sarbanes-Oxley Acts. If Bio-Rad’s version of events is to be believed, the employee, General Counsel Stanford Wadler, was fired for lax oversight leading to federal fines […]

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As part of the government’s second settlement of a multi-million-dollar anti-bribery enforcement action against the Las Vegas Sands Corp. in less than a year, the casino and resort operator must ensure it has an effective compliance program that meets detailed specifications set forth by the authorities. In addition to a mandated beefing-up of its compliance […]

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Multiple enforcement actions against acts of bribery and corruption help strengthen the need for businesses to implement employee conduct training as part of an effective ethics and compliance program. Compliance training is a critical component in both preventing and remedying alleged acts of corruption and bribery, as shown by recent enforcement actions. For example, the […]

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Failure to devise and enforce sufficient internal accounting controls to require compliance with a company’s business code of conduct violates the Securities Exchange Act (Act), according to a recent order issued by the  Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The SEC imposed a $2.4 million fine against United Airlines’ parent company (United) for violating the Act’s […]

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In our previous post in our Corruption in Latin America series we examined what corruption looks like. We looked at data from Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement actions and international surveys reflecting perceptions of corruption. The data can be helpful when identifying possible risks and red flags, but there’s more to consider. Understanding the […]

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On November 3, 2016, Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the US Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Criminal Division delivered prepared remarks at The George Washington University Law School which treated the audience to a high-level federal prosecutor’s interpretation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). The prepared remarks were followed by a panel discussion […]

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Perceptions created by headlines from the Washington Post (“Kickbacks, dirty deals and more: The corruption scandals plaguing Latin America,”) and opinion pieces in the New York Times (“South America’s Culture of Graft”) as well as the Petrobras and Panama Papers scandals paint Latin America as a hotbed of corruption. But is this really true? Digging […]

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