Author: Michael Volkov

Webinar — 2017 FCPA Year in Review

Webinar: 2017 FCPA Year in Review Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 11 am EST SIGN UP HERE FCPA enforcement continued in 2017 with an increased emphasis on individual enforcement. Despite early questions as to the new administration’s commitment to FCPA enforcement, the Justice Department and the SEC continued to push aggressive enforcement cases, building on well-established relationships with global law enforcement partners. In a significant development,...

Episode 19 — 2017 FCPA Year in Review

FCPA enforcement continued in 2017 with an increased emphasis on individual enforcement. Despite early questions as to the new administration’s commitment to FCPA enforcement, the Justice Department and the SEC continued to push aggressive enforcement cases, building on well-established relationships with global law enforcement partners. In a significant development, the Justice Department issued a new FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy, which created a declination presumption for...

Happy Holidays from The Volkov Law Group

Happy Holidays to everyone!!  The Volkov Law Group wishes you and your loved ones a happy holiday season. Corruption, Crime & Compliance will return in the New Year — 2018!! Thank you to our clients, our subscribers and followers.  All the best.

Michael Volkov’s New E-Book: Pointing the Finger — How Corporate Boards Are Dodging Accountability and What CCOs Can Do About It

I am pleased to announce the release of my new e-book:  Pointing the Finger — How Corporate Boards are Dodging Accountability and What CCOs Can Do About It. My new e-book can be downloaded HERE. Thanks to Corporate Compliance Insights for publishing the book and its continuing support. The compliance revolution has had a dramatic impact on important actors in the compliance arena – the...

Episode 16 — Michael Volkov’s Perspective on the Russian Investigation — Analysis and Review of Manafort/Gates Indictment and Papadopolous Plea (Part I of III)

Michael Volkov provides his perspective, based on 25 years as a federal prosecutor, on Special Counsel Mueller’s ongoing investigation of the Trump Administration and potential crimes involving illegal collaboration with the Russian government and obstruction of justice. Michael Volkov provides a fresh overview of the ongoing investigation, and focuses this initial episode on the background and tactics used in the investigation, the Manafort and Gates...

Ethics and Mitigating Reputation Risks

A basic truism is – ethics and compliance reinforce each other. An ethical culture is an effective control against violations of law and a company’s code of conduct. Conversely, legal compliance promotes a company’s commitment to an ethical culture. Larger global companies are more likely to identify reputational risks as its greatest threat. (See Here NAVEX Global Third Party Benchmark Report). My favorite Warren Buffet...

Episode 15 — The Justice Department’s New FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy

On November 26, 2017, the Justice Department announced adoption of its new FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy.  Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced the new policy at an FCPA Conference in Washington, D.C. Under the new policy, corporations that voluntarily disclose potential FCPA violations, fully cooperate with the investigation and implement timely and appropriate remediation will earn a presumptive declination, subject to the absence of aggravating...