• State Dept Puts $10M Bounty On Election Meddlers

    The Diplomatic Security Service of the U.S. State Department is offering a reward of up to $10 million “for information leading to the identification or location of any person who works with or for a foreign government...

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  • A Checklist For FCPA Compliance

    Companies that operate overseas need to be acutely aware of U.S. statutes that impact their operations in those foreign jurisdictions. For most companies this means particular attention to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. This Today’s General Counsel...

    • Posted 5 days ago
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  • FBI Malware Alert To Companies Doing Business In China

    Backdoor malware is being surreptitiously installed on the networks of foreign companies operating in China. It comes with government-mandated tax software, and allows actors to execute unauthorized code, infiltrate networks, and steal proprietary data from branches operating...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • Caste Discrimination Alleged In Suit v Cisco

    Plaintiff California Department of Fair Employment and Housing alleges an unnamed engineer, whom it identifies as a Dalit, suffered repeated acts of discrimination, including lower pay and fewer opportunities, at the hands of two supervising engineers.

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • Novartis Settles 4-Nation FCPA Bribery Charge

    Novartis has agreed to pay $347 million to put to rest years of investigation over alleged kickbacks and other improper conduct in Greece, Vietnam, South Korea and China. The settlement is split, with $234 million going to...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • Rapidly Changing Compliance Regimes Due To Pandemic

    According to a guide put together by the Baker McKenizie firm, “businesses and investors must carefully consider foreign investment review risks at this highly sensitive and volatile time.” Rules are changing swiftly, and a strategy that includes...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Avoiding The Snare Of “Green Crime”

    The prevalence of environmental malfeasance, labeled “green crime” in this post from a compliance consultant, is said to have reached the crisis stage, with an estimated dollar value of $250 billion per year. In quantitative terms it’s...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Money Laundering And Anti-Terrorist Risk Management For Lawyers

    Although lawyers are not regulated to the extent that bankers are with regard to anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML/CTF) compliance, they are advised to be cautious in this area and “to act a bit more like...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Securities Class Actions Hit World Wrestling

    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., the wrestling empire headed by Vince McMahon, has been hit with several securities class action lawsuits. One alleges a multi-faceted “fraudulent scheme,” with executives selling more than “$282 million worth of their personally...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Desperate Need In Medical Supply Line Brings Big FCPA Risk

    A disastrous shortage of essential equipment has sent states, the federal government, and healthcare providers and manufacturers scrambling, and many are looking abroad for sources. Overseas suppliers, meanwhile, have ramped up production. A Chinese electric car manufacturer...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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