Compliance

 
 
  • Companies Strengthening Ethical Scrutiny

    According to the KPMG 2019 CCO Survey, Insights on Ethics & Compliance, companies across all main industries are actively planning to strengthen their ability to detect and prevent ethical misconduct. The strategies they employ include investigations, monitoring...

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  • Global Compliance Developments

    A blog on the Convercent site highlights recent developments in compliance worldwide, including new EU-wide whistleblower protections. The law must be approved by EU ministers and Member States will have two years to reach compliance after approval....

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • Judge Flags Celebrity Divorce Firm For Excessive Fees

    A law firm known for representing wealthy clients in divorce proceedings was chastised for excessive fees, in a high-profile case in Chicago. In its representation of Cancer Treatment Centers of America founder and investment banker Richard Stephenson,...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • Banks Caught In State/Federal Cannabis Conflict

    Lawyers must counsel clients in the nascent industry of state-legalized cannabis that their routine business affairs violate federal law, a situation that Attorney General William Barr calls “untenable.” It requires lawyers in any way involved in this...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • Getting Full Value From Hotline Reports

    Hotlines can be more effective than fraud examiners when it comes to ferreting out misconduct – and that contention comes from none other than the fraud examiners themselves. A study from a trade group, The Association of...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • 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 3 months 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 4 months 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 4 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 5 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 5 months ago
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