Internal investigations and the Importance of Witness Interviews

Everyone claims to know how to conduct an internal investigation. Given the government’s reliance on… [continue]

Internal investigations and the Importance of Witness Interviews Internal investigations and the Importance of Witness Interviews

China and Antitrust Enforcement

China’s entry into the anti-corruption enforcement arena has received lots of press attention. Just… [continue]

China and Antitrust Enforcement China and Antitrust Enforcement

Supply Chain Management: Avoiding Headaches

Companies implementing due diligence programs face a number of challenges. It is hard enough to identify… [continue]

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Goodbye Mr. Millikin: GM’s Continuing Culture Challenges

The GM debacle over its handling of the ignition switch defect continues. GM’s CEO Mary Barra and the… [continue]

Goodbye Mr. Millikin: GM’s Continuing Culture Challenges Goodbye Mr. Millikin: GM’s Continuing Culture Challenges

Higher Education Compliance and the Scourge of Campus Sexual Assaults

Chief Compliance Officers who lament the challenges of their jobs should be thankful they are not in… [continue]

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Internal investigations and the Importance of Witness Interviews

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Everyone claims to know how to conduct an internal investigation. Given the government’s reliance on internal investigations, law firms have beefed up their internal investigation services. Inevitably, the quality of internal investigations will be mixed. Internal investigations can cost lots of money, especially when conducting a global investigation. Avon and … Continue Reading…

China and Antitrust Enforcement

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China’s entry into the anti-corruption enforcement arena has received lots of press attention. Just as significant as this development, China has added international cartel enforcement to its list of priorities. With far less fanfare, China has found “religion” when it comes to prosecuting price fixing conduct. China’s National Development and … Continue Reading…

Supply Chain Management: Avoiding Headaches

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Companies implementing due diligence programs face a number of challenges. It is hard enough to identify all of a company’s third-party intermediaries – agents, distributors, customs and logistics representatives, nominees, and professionals, just to name a few. Getting your arms around these third parties to make sure they are subject … Continue Reading…

Goodbye Mr. Millikin: GM’s Continuing Culture Challenges

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The GM debacle over its handling of the ignition switch defect continues. GM’s CEO Mary Barra and the rest of GM’s leadership just do not seem to be getting the message. It is not unusual for C-Suite executives to lead from an ivory tower. In the face of a dramatic … Continue Reading…

Higher Education Compliance and the Scourge of Campus Sexual Assaults

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Chief Compliance Officers who lament the challenges of their jobs should be thankful they are not in charge of compliance for higher education institutions. The culture of compliance has extended into many high-risk areas but one area where compliance is catching up is higher education. Universities and colleges face a … Continue Reading…

Look What DOJ Found – A New Enforcement Tool: FIRREA

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The Justice Department recently read through the United States Code and discovered something important — a statute that authorizes the government to issue administrative subpoenas to build massive civil fraud cases that carry huge penalties. For some reason, the Justice Department never used the statute until recently as a weapon … Continue Reading…

Creating a “Speak Up” Culture and Whistleblowers

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Many companies do not realize the importance of creating a “Speak Up” culture and how to deal with whistleblowers. Too many companies say they want to hear about problems but when employees raise the issues they become defensive. This is particularly true when dealing with whistleblowers. The natural response to … Continue Reading…

Webinar: Anti-Corruption Compliance for Small and Mid-Sized Companies

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Webinar: Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 12 Noon EST Anti-Corruption Compliance for Small and Mid-Sized Companies Sign Up Here Global companies are implementing anti-corruption policies and procedures. Many of these companies have an “abundance” of resources in comparison to small and mid-sized companies. For non-Fortune 500 global companies, anti-corruption compliance can … Continue Reading…

Compliance Challenges: When the Almighty Dollar Rules

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Chief Compliance Officers have to recognize one immutable fact – if a company does not make money, compliance does not matter. I know this is hard to fathom but a company’s purpose is to make money. The issue boils down to an important question – how does the company want … Continue Reading…