Author: Michael Volkov

Federal Judge Rebukes Prosecutors for Criminal Case Against In-House Counsel

Federal Judge Rebukes Prosecutors for Criminal Case Against In-House Counsel

 On May 10, 2011, US District Court Judge Roger W. Titus dismissed the criminal case against GlaxoSmithKline’s in-house counsel, Laura Stevens for obstruction of justice and false statements made to the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”). From the bench, he read a searing statement against the government’s prosecution stating that the case “should never have been prosecuted” and that Ms. Stevens “should be permitted...

The Bribery Act: An alternative perspective

The Bribery Act: An alternative perspective

Guest Post from Tiffany Kemp, Devant Limited Here in the UK, there has been much excitement about the implementation of the new Bribery Act, which comes into force on the 1st July 2011. “Experts” have appeared from nowhere, training courses abound, and consultants around the world have woken up to the enticing smell of new revenue opportunities. As compliance officers worry about how to implement...

The Bribery Act: An alternative perspective

The Bribery Act: An alternative perspective

Guest Post from Tiffany Kemp, Devant Limited Here in the UK, there has been much excitement about the implementation of the new Bribery Act, which comes into force on the 1st July 2011. “Experts” have appeared from nowhere, training courses abound, and consultants around the world have woken up to the enticing smell of new revenue opportunities. As compliance officers worry about how to implement...

Corporate Governance in the Aggressive FCPA Enforcement Environment

Corporate Governance in the Aggressive FCPA Enforcement Environment

Corporate Board members face even more risks in today’s aggressive FCPA enforcement environment. They have adjusted to the new post-Sarbanes-Oxley environment. Today, they face the perils of FCPA enforcement. As the Justice Department and the SEC bear down on more and more companies, Board members have to be even more sensitive and careful when it comes to FCPA enforcement. If you read between the lines...

Corporate Governance in the Aggressive FCPA Enforcement Environment

Corporate Governance in the Aggressive FCPA Enforcement Environment

Corporate Board members face even more risks in today’s aggressive FCPA enforcement environment. They have adjusted to the new post-Sarbanes-Oxley environment. Today, they face the perils of FCPA enforcement. As the Justice Department and the SEC bear down on more and more companies, Board members have to be even more sensitive and careful when it comes to FCPA enforcement. If you read between the lines...

The Key to the UK Bribery Act – Prosecutorial Discretion

The Key to the UK Bribery Act – Prosecutorial Discretion

 Richard Alderman The legal marketing hysteria surrounding the UK Bribery Act is entertaining and surreal. Article after article, pitch after pitch focuses on the new D-Day: July 1, the effective date for the UK Bribery Act. Lawyers and commentators are trying to scare global companies into acting quickly to design and implement new compliance policies, or face the wrath of prosecutorial zeal. These claims...

The Key to the UK Bribery Act – Prosecutorial Discretion

The Key to the UK Bribery Act – Prosecutorial Discretion

 Richard Alderman The legal marketing hysteria surrounding the UK Bribery Act is entertaining and surreal. Article after article, pitch after pitch focuses on the new D-Day: July 1, the effective date for the UK Bribery Act. Lawyers and commentators are trying to scare global companies into acting quickly to design and implement new compliance policies, or face the wrath of prosecutorial zeal. These claims...

The Key to the UK Bribery Act – Prosecutorial Discretion

The Key to the UK Bribery Act – Prosecutorial Discretion

 Richard Alderman The legal marketing hysteria surrounding the UK Bribery Act is entertaining and surreal. Article after article, pitch after pitch focuses on the new D-Day: July 1, the effective date for the UK Bribery Act. Lawyers and commentators are trying to scare global companies into acting quickly to design and implement new compliance policies, or face the wrath of prosecutorial zeal. These claims...

The Key to the UK Bribery Act – Prosecutorial Discretion

The Key to the UK Bribery Act – Prosecutorial Discretion

 Richard Alderman The legal marketing hysteria surrounding the UK Bribery Act is entertaining and surreal. Article after article, pitch after pitch focuses on the new D-Day: July 1, the effective date for the UK Bribery Act. Lawyers and commentators are trying to scare global companies into acting quickly to design and implement new compliance policies, or face the wrath of prosecutorial zeal. These claims...