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Episode 20 — Data Security and Privacy Compliance

Companies face increasing challenges from management and protection of data from hackers and breaches of sensitive commercial and personal data.  Recent headlines have underscored the threats to companies from such breaches.  The risk of reputational harm to companies is serious.  Complaince departments are starting to play an increased role in mitigating these serious risks. In this episode, Michael Volkov and Lauren Connell, Managing Associate from...

Justice Department Closes Out 2017 with 2 FCPA Actions: Keppel Offshore and Marine and Embraer Individual

The Department of Justice finished 2017 with two significant FCPA enforcement actions, and fittingly, one was a corporate settlement and another was an individual criminal guilty plea.  The Justice Department’s final FCPA enforcement actions for 2017 included an interesting settlement with Keppel Offshore and Marine Ltd. (KOM), a Singapore based, global shipyard and repair company, and a criminal guilty plea from a sales executive involved...

2018 FCPA Predictions (Part II of II)

I always take a deep breath when starting this posting – not that I am the kiss of death, but sometimes my predictions come true and most times they do not.  But with that caveat, I am brave enough to venture into 2018 and offer some predictions. First, and this may not be so surprising, individual FCPA criminal prosecutions will continue to increase.  In fact,...

2017 FCPA Year in Review (Part I of II)

With the close of 2017, FCPA enforcement continues as a major priority for the US Department of Justice.  Notwithstanding fears and concerns that the new administration would turn its back on FCPA enforcement, the Justice Department’s work continues unabated and unhindered.  All the doomsayers have to admit that no big changes have occurred in the Justice Department’s commitment to battle global corruption. The Numbers Looking...

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...