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Entries in Due Diligence (57)

Monday
Apr292013

The Dhaka tragedy: Another look at supply-chain audits

Like many, I have followed the news of the deadly Rana Plaza building collapse in Dhaka, Bangladesh with sadness and dismay.

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Wednesday
Apr102013

Yesterday's 'Polaroid compliance' gives way to new era

It’s easy to get caught up in the dogma of how compliance programs have historically been managed.

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Monday
Mar252013

Resource alert: White paper from D&B

Click image for download siteOur sponsor D&B has published a white paper setting out best practices for building a comprehensive compliance program.

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Thursday
Mar142013

EU cracks down on timber trade

Image courtesy of the European CommissionIllegal logging is a $10 billion business, according to Interpol, and is falling into the clutches of organized crime.

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Thursday
Feb142013

Breuer conducts FCPA rountable on the West Coast in final official trip

Lanny Breuer, left, and Dwight C. Holton at February 13, 2013 FCPA roundable in SeattleAssistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer engaged business leaders in a lively FCPA roundtable Wednesday at an event I hosted along with Brad Smith, General Counsel of Microsoft. As the Chief of the Criminal Division, Breuer leads DOJ’s enforcement efforts under the FCPA.

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Wednesday
Nov282012

FCPA opinions get a face lift

In the recently released FCPA guidance, the DOJ devoted an entire chapter to its FCPA opinions procedure releases -- when to ask for one, how to make a request, and how to use the answer.

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Monday
Nov192012

New FCPA guidance: no sea change but a helpful enforcement summary

Last week, the DOJ and SEC issued their long-anticipated Resource Guide regarding the agencies’ FCPA enforcement. Over a year in the drafting, the 120-page Guide addresses, among other things, (1) the definition of a foreign official, (2) gifts and entertainment, and (3) the “hallmarks” of an effective corporate compliance program. 

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Thursday
Sep062012

Conflict Minerals Due Diligence

Last year the OECD issued a 65-page publication called 'Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas.

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Monday
Aug132012

Due Diligence: How Much Is Enough?

Michael Short of Ethics360 has written a new white paper called “The Role of Due Diligence in Anti-Corruption Compliance: How Much Is Enough?”

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Tuesday
Jun262012

A Baker’s Half Dozen FCPA Issues for the First Half of 2012

Tom Fox with a great summary of the biggest FCPA stories from the first half of 2012.

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