Compliance

 
 
  • Big Whistleblower Award to GC Reversed

    Writing on the FCPA Blog, Bill Steinman says that according to his informal records there have only been about a dozen federal court opinions interpreting the FCPA since 1977, but one more joined the list last month...

    • Posted 1 week ago
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  • Should Some Internal Controls Be Surreptitious?

    The Israeli defense forces claim they destroy all the attack tunnels they discover, but there is speculation that they leave some alone to monitor who uses them and why. Richard Cassin, writing on the FCPA blog, wonders...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • Compliance Officers are the New Global Rock Stars

    Globally, the list of big organizations that recently appointed compliance professionals was long and varied, according to Richard Cassin, writing on the FCPA Blog. “They’re rock stars now, famous and wanted,” he says. In the sports world,...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Conflicts Guide For Compliance Officers

    The International Chamber of Commerce has published new guidelines on conflicts of interest in enterprises. It advises diligent monitoring of actual or potential conflicts of interest, or the appearance of conflicts among directors, officers, employees, agents and...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Direct Versus Derivative in Shareholder Litigation

    When a shareholder brings a claim involving company officers and directors, the court must decide whether the shareholder is suing for harm suffered, and the claim is direct, or the alleged harm is suffered by the company...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Silence Is a Red Flag When It Comes To Compliance

    Low report rates from employees are not a sign that all is well. It is a sign that your company has a method for reporting that doesn’t work. That was one of the messages at a recent...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Protecting Investments in IP and People

    Even if you have no products that compete with another company, that company can be your competitor for employees. And competition triggers antitrust laws. The Antitrust Division took numerous executives and Human Resource (HR) staff by surprise...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • Federal Trade Commission Guidance to Multi-Level Marketing Companies

    Federal Trade Commission (FTC) enforcement investigations will often target an industry that recently has been the subject of staff guidance. Earlier this year, FTC staff issued Business Guidance Concerning Multi-Level Marketing. Offered as a list of frequently...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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  • Protecting Against Website Accessibility Suits

    In 2017, over 250 lawsuits (most of them class actions) were filed against companies for failing to maintain websites in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Websites were said to be inaccessible to screen-reading software...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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  • Compliance Programs Shouldn’t Focus On Bad Actors

    Recent research assumes that the traditional premise of corporate compliance programs, to identify and remove the organization’s bad actors, is not adequate, and may de-legitimize compliance efforts and have other negative consequences. Most compliance programs assume that...

    • Posted 11 months ago
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