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Entries in Walmart (154)

Monday
Nov242014

Job: Regional Compliance Manager (Walmart -- Dallas, Texas)

Job Title: Regional Compliance Manager

Employer: Walmart

Location: Dallas, Texas

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Thursday
Nov062014

We're teaching compliance at Pitt B-school

I have just finished my fourth year of teaching a course on compliance and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act created for the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh.

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Thursday
Oct022014

Dispatch from the SCCE Compliance & Ethics Institute (Part Five, conclusion)

The SCCE Compliance & Ethics Institute could become the focus for an annual debate within the compliance field about the critical issues ahead. In honor of the SCCE’s 10 years of supporting compliance officers, here are my top ten suggestions for next year’s SCCE agenda:

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Monday
Sep292014

Open letter to the ‘New Walmart’ about Delaware litigation

Image courtesy of Walmart Stores IncWalmart has not produced any of the files ordered released by the Delaware Supreme Court in its July 23 opinion. The Delaware case could be dismissed in a chain reaction involving a similar case in Walmart’s home state, Arkansas, before any files are produced.

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Thursday
Sep252014

Dispatch from the SCCE Compliance & Ethics Institute (Part Three)

After three decades in the field, I realized at the SCCE tenth annual conference that something new is taking shape. Let's call it the second generation of compliance.

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Tuesday
Sep092014

Walmart's FCPA-related spend rate is falling fast

Walmart said in its latest SEC filing that FCPA and compliance-related costs for the first six months of its fiscal year (from February 1, 2014) fell to $96 million from $155 million a year ago.

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Thursday
Sep042014

Robbins Geller sanctioned for relying on know-nothing ‘confidential witness’

Image courtesy of BoeingA plaintiffs law firm that specializes in securities class action litigation was ordered to pay sanctions to Boeing over a lawsuit  the firm pressed even though the crucial witness behind it didn't know anything relevant.

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Wednesday
Aug062014

MoneyPak prepaid cards lure fraudsters, money launderers

Federal authorities are investigating a wide range of fraudulent schemes involving a popular prepaid money card product called MoneyPak that lures consumers into sending money through the card.

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Monday
Jul282014

Walmart's wall of silence comes tumbling down

The veil of secrecy that the "old" Walmart drew over bribery allegations in Mexico since 2005 is falling apart. One reason is because the "new" Walmart has taken robust compliance initiatives and is more transparent. Another reason is because the Delaware Supreme Court is forcing the world's biggest retailer to open up about the past.

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Thursday
Jul242014

Delaware supremes unanimously affirm Walmart discovery order

The Delaware Supreme Court Wednesday affirmed a lower court order for Walmart to turn over files and documents from an internal FCPA investigation to plaintiffs in a civil shareholder suit.

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Tuesday
Jul222014

Life is tough: In-housers bashed from all sides

In-house lawyers, we said yesterday, are now caught between their duty as advocates on the one hand, and the modern concept of ethics and compliance on the other hand. Talk about a headache.

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Thursday
Jul172014

Walmart: After bribe probe, a new cast of characters

Walmart Chairman Rob WaltonWhatever the outcome of any eventual enforcement action against Walmart for alleged bribery in Mexico and maybe other countries, it's clear the world's biggest retailer is already a changed place.

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