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Friday
Oct312014

Teaching compliance: The law schools (and a JD) weigh in

Yesterday the FCPA Blog's senior editor Jessica Tillipman talked about GW Law's compliance training for JD candidates. She was responding to our post urging law schools to teach compliance. We've also heard from profs at other schools and a recent grad who's now a compliance officer for a well-known international manufacturer.

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Friday
Oct312014

Job: KYC/AML Manager North America (BP, Houston)

Job Title:  KYC/AML Manager North America

Employer: BP Grou

Location: Houston, Texas (USA)

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Friday
Oct312014

China Corruption Blotter (October 31, 2014)

Guangzhou Research Institute of Forestry Landscape Construction Co Ltd and Guangzhou Forest Park Landscape Design Institute have been fined $3,265 and $4,080 respectively for bribing government officials in exchange for landscaping projects. Feng Jianjun, deputy general manager of the company and president of the institute, received a three-year jail term for paying bribes to seek benefits for the entities and himself. http://epaper.nandu.com

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Thursday
Oct302014

In defense of the Caldwell Doctrine (in reply)

Yesterday's post on Leslie Caldwell's vision of the FCPA elicited a number of comments. And I do love a good back-and-forth.

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Thursday
Oct302014

GW Law ‘Caught On’ Six Years Ago…

Image courtesy of GW LawYesterday, my FCPA Blog colleague, Dick Cassin, posted Memo to law schools: The world needs compliance officers, in which he implored law schools to train J.D. candidates in compliance. He also noted that while a few schools teach the FCPA and white collar courses, compliance is not taught in law schools.

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Thursday
Oct302014

Bangladesh court clears all Padma Bridge defendants

Image courtesy of the Bangladesh Bridge AuthorityA Dhaka court Monday acquitted all the seven defendants accused of taking bribes from Canandian engineering and construction giant SNC-Lavalin in connection with the Padma Bridge Project.

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Thursday
Oct302014

China PE firm Nepoch cuts ties with princeling

Chinese private equity firm Nepoch Capital has cut connections with its co-founder He Jintao, son of the communist party’s former discipline chief He Guoqiang, after the princeling was said to be implicated in a corruption investigation, sources told Reuters.

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Wednesday
Oct292014

Memo to law schools: The world needs compliance officers

Image courtesy of New England Law | BostonLaw-related employment for grads from American law schools isn't exactly robust. In 2013, the ABA Journal said, only 57 percent of the that year's JDs had full-time bar-passage-required jobs. At the same time, the world seems to have an insatiable appetite for compliance officers. That sounds like an opportunity.

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Wednesday
Oct292014

In defense of the Caldwell Doctrine

Image courtesy of C-Span via YoutubeAs the FCPA Blog reported last week, DOJ criminal division chief Leslie Caldwell recently gave an important talk at Duke Law School in which she laid out her vision of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Her vision is compelling, and important, in so many ways. I rise in defense of one of them.

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Wednesday
Oct292014

China courts use Taobao to auction assets of corrupt officials

More than 500 Chinese courts have joined Alibaba Group’s popular online shopping platform Taobao to sell confiscated assets of corrupt officials.

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