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Starting from Scratch on an Anti-Corruption Compliance Program

Starting from Scratch on an Anti-Corruption Compliance Program

What if – and this is a big what if – your company is starting from scratch on its anti-corruption compliance program? Your company’s Code of Conduct includes a paragraph prohibiting foreign bribery and mandating accurate books and records, and says little more. Some companies are able to relate to these questions. At the outset, your company has to recognize a couple of reality checks...

Defendant Folds Hand in Online Poker Case

Defendant Folds Hand in Online Poker Case

One of the eleven defendants charged in the online poker criminal case in the New York has plead guilty and agreed to cooperate.  Bradley Franzen plead guilty in court today and admitted to assisting oinline poker companies to process their internet gambling transactions.  Mr. Franzen’s company aided the copnspiracy by matching online poker sites with electronic-payment processors.  He admitted that he matched such services and sought to...

Defendant Folds Hand in Online Poker Case

Defendant Folds Hand in Online Poker Case

One of the eleven defendants charged in the online poker criminal case in the New York has plead guilty and agreed to cooperate.  Bradley Franzen plead guilty in court today and admitted to assisting oinline poker companies to process their internet gambling transactions.  Mr. Franzen’s company aided the copnspiracy by matching online poker sites with electronic-payment processors.  He admitted that he matched such services and sought to...

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...