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It's publication day for ‘The Complete Compliance Handbook’ by Tom Fox

The FCPA Blog's contributing editor, Tom Fox, is one of the leading writers, thinkers and commentators on the nuts and bolts of compliance. His practical advice is now available in one volume, The Complete Compliance Handbook.

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Compliance is there to protect workers, not punish them

Tomorrow is May 1st -- also known as May Day or International Workers' Day -- a public holiday in most of the world, including our present location. It's a day to honor workers and their achievements, and to give people a well-timed spring holiday.

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Michaela Ahlberg on Telia: Fighting corruption from the inside

Former Telia Compliance Chief Michaela AhlbergMichaela Ahlberg created a compliance program from scratch when she was hired in 2013 by Swedish telecommunications firm Telia following allegations of corruption in its foreign business dealings.

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Tom Fox: More reasons for Wells Fargo's out-of-whackness

Earlier this week Richard Bistrong and Marc Hodak, writing for the FCPA Blog, considered how the Wells Fargo incentive system got so out of whack, and how this out-of-whackness contributed to the scandal around fraudulent account openings that has engulfed the bank since last August.

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Caldwell keeps it simple: ‘Take compliance as seriously as other business risks’

Image courtesy of C-SpanLeslie Caldwell, chief of the DOJ's criminal division, spoke at the Compliance Week Conference in Washington, D.C. Tuesday. After talking about some defenses that don't work, she described the ten hallmarks of an effective compliance program, and she warned companies to obey all the laws they're subject to.

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Memo to law schools: The world needs compliance officers

Image courtesy of New England Law | BostonLaw-related employment for grads from American law schools isn't exactly robust. In 2013, the ABA Journal said, only 57 percent of the that year's JDs had full-time bar-passage-required jobs. At the same time, the world seems to have an insatiable appetite for compliance officers. That sounds like an opportunity.

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How Alcoa avoided a $1 billion criminal fine while others got hammered

Leslie Caldwell, chief of the DOJ's criminal division, talked at last week's Annual Ethics and Compliance Conference in Atlanta. She covered the ten hallmarks of an effective compliance program and cooperation with the DOJ in FCPA and other white-collar investigations. Her examples of good and bad corporate behavior came from real life.

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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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The difference between automated and intelligent

As companies struggle to deal with compliance issues in the expanding global markets, they can no longer rely solely on automated compliance. Today compliance should also be intelligent.

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Step aside, ten elements, and make way for the hallmarks

Before the Siemens case and the birth of the modern era of FCPA enforcement, there were the ten elements of an effective compliance program. They came from the U.S. federal sentencing guidelines applicable to corporate defendants.

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