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FCPA Blog Daily News

Friday
Jun142019

Job: Ethics & Compliance Senior Manager

Job Title: Ethics & Compliance Senior Manager

Employer: Cognizant

Location: United Kingdom

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Friday
Jun142019

Can the SFO really use ‘participating informants’ to prosecute bribery?

The strong-arm tactics employed by federal prosecutors in the United States may be about to hit the UK, thanks to the Serious Fraud Office’s (SFO) new head, Lisa Osofsky, a former FBI lawyer. It will be interesting to see how her approach to law enforcement goes down with the normally more reserved culture of the UK.

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Thursday
Jun132019

Job: Assistant General Counsel

Job Title: Assistant General Counsel

Employer: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

Location: Austin, Texas USA

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Thursday
Jun132019

Mexico joins the anti-bribery enforcement bandwagon

Anti-corruption law has never been thought to hold much sway in Mexican affairs. Despite a nominal prohibition of bribery and graft and an abundance of recent corruption scandals, the country’s history of minimal enforcement has fostered an expectation of impunity. The message to those who invest in Mexico’s economy has been clear: You can follow your own compliance program as a matter of internal policy, but there is little risk of sanction should any of your officers go astray.

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Wednesday
Jun122019

World Bank debars Shenzhen-listed electrical engineering firm

The World Bank debarred a Chinese electrical engineering company Wednesday for 15 months for "fraudulent practices" involving a project in Liberia.

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Wednesday
Jun122019

How can we understand the world's various debarment regimes?

Within the last decade, governments from around the world have expanded their use of suspension and debarment to promote integrity in public procurements, reduce performance risk, and protect against fraud and corruption.

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Tuesday
Jun112019

SCOTUS to whistleblowers: Ignore your company, go directly to the government

I recently read a Wall Street Journal article which discussed a $4.5 million award issued by the SEC to a whistleblower. The agency granted the award pursuant to a rule designed to incentivize internal reporting by whistleblowers who also report to the SEC within 120 days.

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Monday
Jun102019

FCA doubles raids in UK crackdown

The number of dawn raids conducted by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has almost doubled over the past year, from 13 in 2017 to 25 in 2018. Admittedly, 25 is not a huge number but the increase is certainly a significant one. Yet perhaps the real news lies in the reasons behind the increase in raids -- and what results from them.

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Friday
Jun072019

In Nordic companies, it's not common to speak up

A recent survey by the Nordic Business Ethics Network into how 1,500 employees in Finland, Norway and Sweden, perceive ethics at their workplaces reveal that over 90 percent value an ethical working place higher than a salary increase or a promotion. Despite this, over 80 percent have witnessed unethical behavior at their workplace during the last year. 

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Thursday
Jun062019

World Bank debars state-owned China construction company

The World Bank Wednesday debarred a Chinese state-owned engineering and construction company and two subsidiaries for "fraudulent practices" involving a project in Georgia.

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Wednesday
Jun052019

New DOJ guidance on corporate compliance programs focuses on results

The Criminal Division of the DOJ published expanded guidance on April 30 discussing the factors prosecutors should use to determine whether a company under investigation for misconduct will be regarded as having an effective compliance program. The April guidance builds on and amplifies the DOJ’s February 2017 list of questions and criteria for corporate compliance programs. 

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Tuesday
Jun042019

Extending the reach of management's commitment to compliance

U.S. regulators responsible for enforcing the FCPA have said they often encounter companies with compliance programs strong on paper but weak in practice. The prosecutors sometimes cite management's failures of omission or, worse, of actively conspiring to circumvent a program.

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