DECEMBER 13, 2018 BY TOM FOX

In today’s edition of Daily Compliance News:

  • What is your investigation protocol? What will the NFL do? (Sports Illustrated)
  • OECD finds fewer penalties levied on bribe takers. (OECD Press Release)
  • How low can bribes go? In Singapore, bribes of $1 are illegal. (Reuters)
  • DOJ opens FCPA inquiry into alleged Colombian corruption (and suspicious deaths). (Bloomberg)

“How can my company avoid an enforcement action?”

“What are the key areas of compliance program concern that we need to focus on? And how do we do it?”

Get answers to these questions, and many more, on December 18, 2018 at 11am Mountain Time during a  webinar with myself and Mike Volkov, founder of the Volkov Law Group. Convercent’s CCO, Katie Smith will join us and moderate the webinar. Using the top FCPA corporate and individual enforcement actions from this year as examples, we will provide useful insights into the following topics and questions:

  • What were the most significant FCPA and compliance events, topics and issues from 2018? More importantly, what does it all mean for the compliance professional going forward?
  • How can companies mitigate third-party risks to avoid enforcement actions like the $585 million criminal penalty given to Société Générale or the $137.4 penalty levied on Panasonic Avionics?
  • We’ll look at massive bribery schemes inside Petrobras and other multinational corporations to help your organization identify bribery and corruption across the globe.
  • Dive into the most important DoJ policy changes, like significant reductions on corporate monitors, that companies need to be aware of in 2019.

You’ll also learn how to reexamine and reinvigorate internal controls, tools you can use to conduct root cause analysis, methods to strengthen due diligence protocols, and much more. Here about the most recent DOJ pronouncement which drive home the importance of compliance programs in both the international fight against bribery and corruption and how your compliance program can meet the very latest best practices requirements.

End your year by hearing what has transpired this year and where enforcement will likely go into 2019. Why has due diligence taken on renewed importance? Why does the low hanging fruit of gifts, travel and entertainment continue to be the basis of FCPA enforcement actions? Is your distributor program FCPA compliant? Find out the answer to these and other issues which were part of 2018 FCPA enforcement actions.

Tom and Mike will be joined by Convercent’s CCO Katie Smith. Katie will moderate the conversation and invite attendees to ask questions, so don’t be shy if you’d like advice or feedback! Best of all, the event is at no charge. So join Mike, Katie and myself to turbocharge your compliance program in anticipation of hitting the ground running in the new year.

Best of all, the webinar is at no charge. Registration information and details are available here. Plan to attend and join us!

DECEMBER 7, 2018 BY TOM FOX

In today’s edition of Daily Compliance News:

DECEMBER 6, 2018 BY TOM FOX

In today’s edition of Daily Compliance News:

  • How bad was Les Moonves behavior? Much worse than you thought. (Slate)
  • Former Hong Kong Home Secretary convicted of paying bribes in violation of the FCPA. (FCPA Blog)
  • Andy Spalding opines on whether the proposed $50MM Penthouse to Putin could have violated the FCPA. (Huffington Post)
  • Urban Meyer resigns. Was it related to the scandal? (New York Times)

DECEMBER 5, 2018 BY TOM FOX

In today’s edition of Daily Compliance News:

  • Is ‘forced hugging’ sexual harassment? (Washington Post)
  • Is the NFL simply incompetent or does it intentionally ignore evidence of domestic abuse?(New York Magazine)
  • Another day, another data breach announced. This time its Quora but only 100MM impacted? (Wall Street Journal)
  • Glencore probe in Canada nears end. What about the US? (Wall Street Journal)