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Entries by Jessica Tillipman (47)


Jessica Tillipman: Enough with your ‘this is how we have always done it’ spiel

It's a phrase every compliance officer or compliance consultant is familiar with: “This is how we have always done it.”

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Jessica Tillipman: The Ten Longest FCPA-Related Prison Sentences

The DOJ's Yates Memo is nearly a year old. The anti-corruption and compliance communities are still wondering what impact it will have on individual responsibility for white collar crimes. That in turn has brought more interest about past prison sentences for FCPA offenses and what future defendants might expect when sentenced.

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New ISDC debarment report: Diversifying the government toolbox to protect taxpayer dollars

Last week, the U.S. Interagency Suspension & Debarment Committee (ISDC) released its FY2015 report. The annual report to Congress describes the status of the U.S. suspension and debarment system. 

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GW Law Program: The lawyer as the gatekeeper against corruption (March 22)

In January, CBS's 60 Minutes aired Anonymous, Inc. in which a person with Global Witness, pretending to be a lawyer representing a minister from a poor West African country, sought legal advice about investing millions of dollars into the United States.

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Jessica Tillipman: VA proposes new verification process to combat small business fraud

Last week, the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) proposed a new verification process to help combat small business fraud.

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And this year's ethics and compliance award for media goes to . . . . 

Several weeks ago, the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics (SCCE) hosted its annual Compliance & Integrity Institute in Las Vegas.

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GW Law Colloquium: The Fight Against Corruption....A Report from Brazil

Brazil has been rocked by a series of scandals stemming from corruption in procurement, from Petrobras to the World Cup.

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Dear media: Chuck Blazer is not a whistleblower

Yesterday FIFA’s ethics committee announced that Chuck Blazer, a cooperating witness in the DOJ’s massive FIFA-related corruption prosecution, has been banned from football for life. In announcing this development, many media outlets have described Blazer as a “FIFA whistleblower.”

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World Bank Program: Tax Evasion and Financing for Development -- Strengthening Global Action

Image courtesy of the World Bank GroupOn Friday April 17, the World Bank Group will host a program that discusses the importance of strengthening global action to reduce and deter tax evasion. You can attend the program in person by registering here, or stream the event online here.

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GW Law conference announcement: Are current anti-corruption instruments effective?

On March 25, 2015, The George Washington University Law School will host its annual anti-corruption conference. The day-long conference is co-sponsored by the Anti-Corruption Committee of the International Bar Association; in cooperation with the Anti-Corruption Committee of the American Bar Association.

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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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D.C. Metro 'Opens Doors' to Procurement Fraud and Retaliation

While the beleaguered Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority (“WMATA”) is often the subject of negative press about its service issues and mismanagement, the organization faced a new type of headline last week. On August 20th, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia announced a $4.2 million settlement with Metro to resolve several alleged procurement law violations.

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