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Entries in Due Diligence (56)


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Virginia Firm Pays $8.82 Million In Bribes Case

The DOJ's two-count criminal information filed in the Eastern District of Virginia charged DS&S with conspiring to violate FCPA’s anti-bribery provisions and a substantive FCPA count.

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