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Episode 10 — How to Conduct a Risk and Compliance Program Assessment

An effective ethics and compliance program requires a careful assessment of risks and existing controls.  In order to design and implement an effective program, a chief compliance officer has to identify and prioritize company risks.  In addition, a CCO has to review and understand how existing compliance controls mitigate existing risks. A risk assessment is the foundation of a compliance program, but has to incorporate a...

Episode 9 — The Need for a Robust Criminal Antitrust Compliance Program

Global companies and corporate officers and employees face significant criminal antitrust risks.  The US Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division has a mature and aggressive enforcement program targeting illegal cartel activity.  Unfortunately, companies have been slow to implement ethics and compliance programs that are adequately focused on these serious criminal risks. In this episode, Michael Volkov discusses the need for robust ethics and compliance programs and...

Episode 8 — The Critical Importance of Beneficial Ownership to Compliance

In the aftermath of the Panama Papers scandal and increased focus on shell companies and hidden ownership interests, US enforcement and regulatory agencies are increasing focus on beneficial ownership of related entities.  In this era of aggressive enforcement, global companies have to integrate beneficial ownership requirements when conducting due diligence of business associates and when engaging customers in order to ensure full compliance with anti-corruption,...

Episode 7 — The Perils of Compliance with the Russia Sanctions Program

The Ukraine-Russia Sanctions program is a complex set of executives orders, statutes and regulations defining prohibited business transactions with Russian entities and individuals.  The sanctions program was instituted in 2014 in response to Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine and annexation of Crimea.  In August 2017, Congress enacted statues and directed OFAC to implement additional regulations.  Congress acted in response to fears that the Trump Administration...

Podcast Episode 6 — ISO 37001 — Anti-Bribery Risk Management System: Something Old or Something New?

Podcast Episode 6 examines ISO 37001 — Anti-Bribery Risk Management System.  Please sign up HERE for our free webinar on ISO 37001 scheduled for October 24, 2017 at 12 Noon EST. The ISO 37001anti-bribery risk management system was issued in 2016.  The standard provides additional guidance on anti-bribery risk management systems and creates a certification process for organizations. Even after one year, there are still...

Podcast 3 — The Latest FCPA Undercover Sting — John Baptiste Case

Recently, the Justice Department announced the arrest of John Baptiste as part of an ongoing investigation into corruption in Haiti.  The arrest warrant affidavit outlines an undercover investigation, including Title III wiretaps of John Baptiste’s cellphone. In this podcast, Michael Volkov reviews the investigation of Baptiste, culminating in the arrest of Baptiste on August 28, 2017. A copy of the arrest warrant affidavit is here.

Subscribe to New Podcast Service

I am pleased to offer a free podcast service under the same title as the blog — Corruption, Crime and Compliance. We have added a button on the left slide of the blog to make subscribing easy. Here is link to Episode 2, which includes subscription buttons: Here We have released two episodes so far, and a third episode will be released on Sunday. Episode...

New Podcast: Corruption, Crime and Compliance — Episode 1, A Review of Trump Administration Enforcement Priorities

I am pleased to announce the new Corruption, Crime & Compliance Podcast.  Episode 1 is, A Review of Trump Administration Enforcement Priorities. When the Trump Administration came into power, many commentators predicated that the Justice Department might significantly change enforcement priorities, especially FCPA enforcement.  As discussed in the podcast, the Justice Department’s strategies are not so clear at this point, but some trends can be...

Masters of Disaster Podcast — Michael Volkov — Ethics Makes Good Business Sense

I am excited to support Leona Lewis, a compliance consultant, who has launched a new podcast — Masters of Disaster, in which she interviews professionals in the fields of risk, ethics and compliance. I was happy to be interviewed by Leona several weeks ago.  The podcast is available here.  My interview focuses on the importance of ethics and creating an ethical culture. Leona is a...