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Friday
Dec022016

Cliff Moyce: How Blockchain helps achieve more efficient regulatory compliance

Could the speed, security, and immutability of blockchain help financial institutions achieve regulatory compliance in a more efficient manner?  There are good reasons to think so.

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Friday
Dec022016

Job: Global Ethics & Compliance Director (SecureWorks) (Dell Atlanta, GA)

Job Title: Global Ethics & Compliance Director (SecureWorks)

Employer: Dell

Location: Atlanta, Georgia USA

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Thursday
Dec012016

Event: Doing good in Sofia, Bulgaria (December 4)

Photo courtesy of the IWC-SofiaEarlier this week, Richard Bistrong talked in a post about expats engaging with the local community as a way to understand the challenges and struggles of people who live nearby.

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Thursday
Dec012016

Barry Vitou: Is the SFO here to stay?

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.

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Thursday
Dec012016

Martin Kenney: Let's have an honest discussion about the BVI

Transparency International’s Max Heywood recently posted an article on TI's website asking if the British Virgin Islands -- from where I operate a cross-border fraud and asset recovery law firm -- has “cleaned up” since the publication of the so-called Panama Papers.

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Thursday
Dec012016

WIIT Events: New French anti-corruption law (December 1) and ISO 37001 (December 9) 

The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) President Evelyn Suarez is proud to announce a new WIIT Program Section on Anti-Corruption and Corporate Social Responsibility co-chaired by Kathryn Nickerson of the U.S. Department of Commerce and Saskia Zandieh of Miller & Chevalier.

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Wednesday
Nov302016

Theranos: Why don't start-up investors and boards require compliance officers?

Elizabeth Holmes of TheranosTheranos Inc. -- once the most valuable medical technology start up in America -- is now a slow-motion corporate disaster generating waves of bad news. 

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Wednesday
Nov302016

Daniel Patrick Wendt: So how does the DOJ calculate disgorgement?

In the prior post I talked about how, after nearly 40 years of FCPA history, the DOJ first used disgorgement as a remedy, including it this year in two declinations under the Pilot Program.

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Tuesday
Nov292016

Tom Fox: Things are getting strange at Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto's Alan DaviesThe Rio Tinto imbroglio around its mining concession in Guinea continues to become stranger and stranger.

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Tuesday
Nov292016

Geert Vermeulen: With U.S. help, Dutch enforcement makes dramatic leap

For many years the Dutch government lagged behind countries like the United States, the UK and Germany enforcing anti-corruption laws. But that has recently changed in a dramatic way.

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Tuesday
Nov292016

Paul T. Oki: Knowing who to run from is half the compliance battle

Doing business in countries perceived to be high risk for corruption and FCPA compliance issues (and unhappily my country Nigeria sits squarely within that category) requires a clear picture of who your local partners are, and whether associating with them represents any sort of risk to you from a compliance perspective.

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Monday
Nov282016

Richard Bistrong: I used win-win fantasies to justify the corruption 

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.

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