Long and Winding Road of FCPA Investigations

We all know the legal maxim – justice delayed is justice denied. The origins of the phrase go way back… [continue]

Long and Winding Road of FCPA Investigations Long and Winding Road of FCPA Investigations

Brothers and Sisters in Arms: Defining Protocols for Legal and Compliance

When it comes to the relationship between legal and compliance, I reminisce to my days refereeing fights… [continue]

Brothers and Sisters in Arms: Defining Protocols for Legal and Compliance Brothers and Sisters in Arms: Defining Protocols for Legal and Compliance

Five Important Traits for a Successful CECO

You know a successful Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer when you meet one. You can see it in the way… [continue]

Five Important Traits for a Successful CECO Five Important Traits for a Successful CECO

Compliance Training Is Also About What You CAN Do

Lauren Connell, Managing Associate at The Volkov Law Group, joins us again for a posting about positive… [continue]

Compliance Training Is Also About What You CAN Do Compliance Training Is Also About What You CAN Do

The Value of Due Diligence Certifications

As companies wrestle with designing and implementing due diligence screening and monitoring programs,… [continue]

The Value of Due Diligence Certifications The Value of Due Diligence Certifications
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Long and Winding Road of FCPA Investigations

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We all know the legal maxim – justice delayed is justice denied. The origins of the phrase go way back in history. Martin Luther King Jr. used the phrase in his letter from Birmingham jail in 1963, stating “justice too long delayed is justice denied.” The principle underlies much of … Continue Reading…

Five Important Traits for a Successful CECO

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You know a successful Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer when you meet one. You can see it in the way they carry themselves, the way they speak and the way they interact with people in the company. A successful CECO is a positive person, one who commands respect, and who … Continue Reading…

Compliance Training Is Also About What You CAN Do

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Lauren Connell, Managing Associate at The Volkov Law Group, joins us again for a posting about positive training — what you can do as opposed to what you cannot do.  Her profile is here and she can be reached at lconnell@volkovlaw.com. Your employees know that a suitcase full of cash … Continue Reading…

The Double Whammy: Cubist’s Recent FCPA Disclosure

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In the FCPA enforcement world, corporate disclosures of potential violations carrying significant messages. Cubist Pharmaceuticals (Cubist) disclosed in a Form 10-Q that its subsidiary, which it acquired last year, Optimer Pharmaceuticals (Optimer) may have violated the FCPA in payments made to a research laboratory in 2011. Cubist’s disclosure is another … Continue Reading…

The Value of Due Diligence Certifications

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As companies wrestle with designing and implementing due diligence screening and monitoring programs, several organizations have been pushing the value of certifications. The certification services come in different forms and with different levels of review. Plus they come with a range of legal caveats. For now, these programs are valuable … Continue Reading…

The Absence of a CECO and the GM Fiasco

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This is a posting that I have wanted to write since the GM scandal occurred. I have to start with a rhetorical question – Would the GM debacle have occurred if GM had an independent and empowered Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer? The answer to this is not as easy … Continue Reading…

Five Essential Improvements to Corporate Governance

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Continuing with my list theme for the week, it is important to remind everyone that a culture of compliance begins with the board of directors, filters to the CEO who commits to promoting ethics and compliance in the company, and finishes with a fabric of ethics and compliance that is … Continue Reading…

Four Ways to Improve Antitrust Compliance Programs

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In the era of global antitrust cartel enforcement, antitrust practitioners often scratch their collective heads and ask why is antitrust compliance so ignored by government enforcement agencies. Instead of promoting antitrust compliance programs by offering real and meaningful incentives, antitrust enforcement agencies offer no carrots to companies to enhance their … Continue Reading…