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Andy Spalding Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn Editor Emeritus 

Cody Worthington Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn Contributing Editor

Bill Waite Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong Contributing Editor 

Eric Carlson Contributing Editor

Bill Steinman Contributing Editor

Aarti Maharaj Contributing Editor


FCPA Blog Daily News

Monday
Aug052019

To plug gap in FCPA, Congress considers ‘Foreign Extortion Prevention Act’

Rep. Sheila Jackson LeeFour members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced legislation Friday that will criminalize extortion by foreign officials, enabling the DOJ to indict the officials for demanding bribes to fulfill, neglect, or violate their official duties. The legislation would plug a gap in the FCPA, under which only bribe payers can be prosecuted.

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Friday
Aug022019

Job: Chief Compliance Officer & Associate General Counsel

Job Title: Chief Compliance Officer & Associate General Counsel

Employer: Bristow Group Inc.

Location: Houston, Texas USA

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Friday
Aug022019

‘Conspicuous integrity’ can change national perceptions of graft

Transparency International's CPI may not be perfect, but the perception of corruption in a country matters. As one study found, if you go to a country where you expect corruption, and someone solicits a bribe from you, you are more likely to give the bribe.

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Thursday
Aug012019

Job: VP Compliance, Head of Financial Crimes

Job Title: VP Compliance, Head of Financial Crimes

Employer: Prudential Financial, Inc.

Location: Newark, New Jersey USA

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Thursday
Aug012019

UK Enforcement: FCA boosts criminal investigations, raises fines

The 2019 fiscal year saw the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) issue its largest total amount in fines against individuals.

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Wednesday
Jul312019

Use check-ins to beat the ‘dangerous silence’

When I was beating my sales targets every quarter over the course of a decade, it’s understandable why no one wanted to uncover anything that might disturb those results. So a “dangerous silence” marked my relationships with both peers and those above me in the chain of command.

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Tuesday
Jul302019

How to ensure operational failure: divide the responsibility 

This week John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, delivered his report about U.S. security sector assistance programs in Afghanistan since 2001. It's the story of a monumental policy failure.

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Monday
Jul292019

Job: Director of Compliance and Regulatory Affairs

Job Title: Director of Compliance and Regulatory

Employer: Iron Mountain

Location: Boston, Massachusetts USA

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Monday
Jul292019

Will extractive companies move away from corruption-prone intermediaries? 

Multinational companies regularly hire agents and fixers to help them win lucrative business in complex or unfamiliar environments. These intermediaries, who include both established firms and well-connected individuals, provide introductions to decision-makers, intelligence on how to secure a contract, and an on-the-ground presence in far-flung lands. Sometimes they also serve as conduits for bribes.

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Friday
Jul262019

When ‘conflicts of interests’ are good

In our Western corporate culture, we're conditioned to recoil at the idea of conflicts of interests. Conflicts of interest are bad, avoiding them is good, and there is no gray area in between. But is that always true?

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Thursday
Jul252019

We're now a certified women-owned anti-corruption law firm

When Brooke Rodgers and Bill Steinman established Steinman & Rodgers over ten years ago, we set out to create a boutique law firm that provides the same caliber of service in the anti-corruption space that companies expect from large firms.

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Thursday
Jul252019

Former Soviet republics take different approaches to anti-corruption legislation

Enforcement actions by U.S. and European enforcement agencies as well as the World Bank have drawn attention to bribery offenses committed by multinational companies in Russia and other former Soviet republics, in particular in Central Asia.

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