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Compliance With the UK Modern Slavery Act: What It Means for Companies (Part I of II)

Compliance With the UK Modern Slavery Act: What It Means for Companies (Part I of II)

If you follow our blog, you’ll notice lately we’ve been writing frequently on topics related to human trafficking and modern slavery.  This is no accident, as new laws and regulations related to this growing area of compliance continue to spring into existence.  Lately, I’ve fielded some inquiries related to the UK Modern Slavery Act of 2015.  While the Act is not necessarily new, there has...

Episode 312 — Eddie Green, CEO of SnippetSentry, on Communications Preservation Risks

Episode 312 — Eddie Green, CEO of SnippetSentry, on Communications Preservation Risks

Companies have a vested interest in preserving internal communications for a variety of reasons — to hold actors accountable and to protect the organization from potential private and government claims or investigations that may have serious direct or collateral consequences. Companies that want to use ephemeral messaging systems can do so, but they have to understand the risks involved and tailor appropriate controls and procedures...

A Deeper Dive into Supply Chain Transparency & Accountability

The sheer proliferation of supply chain transparency and accountability regulations at international scale itself warrants a closer look at the level of scrutiny required of organizations with complex, multi-faceted, global, and increasingly interconnected, supply chains. Legislation as varied as the German Supply Chain Act, the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, and proposed legislation for a more comprehensive due diligence framework at the European Union (“EU”)...

President Biden Issues Executive Order Concerning Bulk Data, With Parallels to Current Sanctions Regulations

President Biden Issues Executive Order Concerning Bulk Data, With Parallels to Current Sanctions Regulations

On February 28, 2024, President Biden issued a new Executive Order in order to better secure the private data of U.S. citizens from being exploited by foreign adversaries of the United States.  By issuing his Executive Order on Preventing Access to Americans’ Bulk Sensitive Personal Data and United States Government-Related Data by Countries of Concern, President Biden has directed the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”),...

Diligent and Volkov Law Partner to Host Virtual Roundtable Highlighting Current Compliance Priorities

Diligent and Volkov Law Partner to Host Virtual Roundtable Highlighting Current Compliance Priorities

On Tuesday, February 20, 2024, Michael Volkov and Alexander Cotoia participated in a virtual roundtable hosted by Diligent Institute as part of a monthly series dedicated to providing updates to those who have availed themselves of Diligent’s well-reputed certification programs for senior corporate officers and directors. As part of the roundtable, Volkov Law highlighted current topical issues, including enforcement trends and compliance-oriented mitigation strategies focusing...

Boeing Reaches $51 Million Settlement with State Department for ITAR Violations

Boeing continues to struggle. As troubles mount for Boeing, it  is clear that it suffers from real and pervasive culture issues that have been reflected in serious safety failures, financial difficulties, regulatory violations and serious reputational damage.  Boeing’s troubles permeate every part of its organization — from the board to senior executives, to its operations and its overall ethics and compliance commitment.  As a result...

Webinar — Export Controls Compliance: Nuts and Bolts

Webinar: Export Controls Compliance — Nuts and Bolts March 19, 2024, 12 Noon EST SIGN UP HERE The Justice Department, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) and the State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (“DDTC”) have begun an aggressive civil and criminal enforcement program. DOJ’s National Security Division has announced its intention to prosecute criminal export controls cases. From the...

Episode 311: Tom Fox on FCPA Enforcement — DOJ’s Approach to Recidivism and Self-Disclosure

Episode 311: Tom Fox on FCPA Enforcement — DOJ’s Approach to Recidivism and Self-Disclosure

In this special episode of Corruption, Crime, and Compliance, Michael Volkov joins colleague and long-time friend Tom Fox as they delve into the intricacies of recent FCPA enforcement actions, shedding light on the evolving landscape of corporate compliance. From the ABB case to the SAP settlement, Michael and Tom dissect the nuances of voluntary disclosure, extensive remediation, and the shifting priorities of the Department of...

DOJ’s FCPA Enforcement Focus on Central and Latin America

DOJ’s FCPA Enforcement Focus on Central and Latin America

When it comes to FCPA enforcement, the Justice Department’s global focus for many years was on Asian countries, and in particular, China.  This trend, however, has continued, but in the past few years, DOJ has brought a larger percentage of criminal cases against Central and Latin American entities and individuals.  The reason for this focus reflects DOJ’s long-standing and closer working relationships with prosecutors and...

TradeStation Settles Securities Violations Stemming From its Crypto Yield Product

TradeStation Settles Securities Violations Stemming From its Crypto Yield Product

On February 7, 2024, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced charges and a related cease-and-desist order (the “Order”) against TradeStation Crypto, Inc. (“TradeStation”) for failing to register the offer and sale of its crypto-lending product.  In order to settle these charges, TradeStation agreed to pay a $1.5 million penalty.  As part of the agreement, TradeStation did not admit or deny the findings.  TradeStation’s...