Tagged: podcast

Subscribe to Corruption, Crime & Compliance Podcasts and Blog

Corruption, Crime & Compliance offers both blog postings and fresh podcasts on important topics. To make your life a little easier, we provide subscription services so that you receive convenient notices of new blog postings and podcast episodes. Corruption, Crime & Compliance maintains an email subscription feature.  You can sign up on the left hand side of the blog landing page. Here is a link to...

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...

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...

Episode 14 — What Every Compliance Officer Needs to Know About Data Privacy and the EU’s GDPR

Compliance officers have to be mindful of new and emerging threats.  In the past few years, cyber security and data privacy have been quickly rising as new and significant threats that corporations face in the global marketplace. The European Union has adopted a far-reaching new regulatory regime applicable to companies that conduct business in the European Union and collect any sensitive data relating to EU...

Episode 13 — Top 10 Rules for Conducting Internal investigation Interviews

To implement an effective ethics and compliance program, global companies have to establish an effective internal investigation program.  Whether conducting a critical or routine investigation, investigators have to be able to conduct interviews in a fair and effective manner.  The success of an internal investigation often depends on the interviews of subjects and witnesses. In this podcast, Michael Volkov reviews his top 10 rules for...

Episode 12 — OFAC Screening and Sanctions Compliance

Global companies face ever-increasing risks with sanctions screening and compliance.  The US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Asset Control (“OFAC”) has aggressively enforced complex sanctions regulations against global companies, including banks, manufacturing, oil service and technology companies.  In this aggressive enforcement era, companies have to implement robust screening and compliance controls to identify sanctioned entities and individuals among their business partners and customers. In this...

Episode 11 — Seven Individuals Charged with FCPA Criminal Violations

In a watershed week for FCPA enforcement, the US Department of Justice announced FCPA criminal charges against seven individuals.  Specifically, the Justice Department announced four guilty pleas and one indictment as follow on prosecutions to the January 2017 Rolls Royce FCPA enforcement action, and two guilty pleas in a yet to be announced enforcement action against SBM Offshore. The Justice Department’s unprecedented week underscored that...

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...