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Lessons in Third-Party Risk Management: Recent Anti-Bribery Legislation, Enforcement Actions & Declinations

December 24, 2018

Webinar moderated by Jim Lord with Andy Hinton, VP Global Ethics & Compliance, Google; and Joeseph Azam, Global Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer at Infor

Compliance Challenges for Oil & Gas: Managing Corruption Risk in Africa

December 24, 2018

Webinar moderated by Jim Lord with Rick Chapman, Assistant General Counsel, Halliburton; and Bryan Sillaman, Managing Partner, Paris office, Hughes Hubbard & Reed

Making it Easier for Multinational Companies to Manage Third-Party Risk

December 18, 2017

Companies and governments are under pressure like never before.

Examining ISO and DOJ Guidance

December 13, 2017

Over the past year, the release of ISO 37001 and the U.S. DOJ’s Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs have highlighted to companies the need to develop and maintain a substantive program for identifying, evaluating and addressing bribery risk.

It takes a prosecutor: How to inoculate your company from compliance risk

November 16, 2017

It is not uncommon for companies that are intent on protecting their cyber assets to hire or consult with former data hackers. As the saying goes, it takes a thief to catch a thief. Who better to guess what cybercriminals are up to and how they operate than a reformed counterpart?

CNBC Interview: Anti-corruption standards are going global

November 14, 2017

Jim Lord, COO at Grounded Compliance Investigations, discusses emerging international ABAC standards in this video clip of CNBC Interview from the 2018 Singapore FinTech Festival.

Latin America - New Legislation and Enforcement Demands Compliance Programs

October 01, 2017

Although corruption and bribery in Latin American countries have been viewed as pervasive for many years, a trend is developing that shows increasing enforcement activity based on the application of existing laws and the enactment of new laws in many countries. Brazil, Columbia, Mexico and Peru are among the jurisdictions in which new laws have been enacted and enforcement activities have increased.

DOJ’s FCPA Enforcement Plan and Guidance: Is It Anything New?

June 17, 2016

The U.S. Department of Justice announced a new Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Enforcement Plan and Guidance (“Guidance”). The Guidance purports to create a new framework under which prosecutors may offer reduced fines, deferred prosecution agreements, non-prosecution agreements, or even declinations. Download the article here.

Foreign Agents and Partners: Blessing or curse to international business?

July 31, 2015

As our last article discussed, the greatest threat to brand owners may well be their own partners. Inadequate anti-corruption compliance measures can subject a company to both civil and criminal liability for third-party corruption, as well as seriously tarnish its brand. According to Ernst & Young’s 12th Global Fraud Survey, 90 percent of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) cases involve third parties. For most multi-national companies, third parties are essential to their success, but simultaneously create risk in the anti-corruption area. Fortunately, there is a solution: implement an effective third-party due diligence program.

Human Trafficking Rescue by one of our Investigative Team members

October 07, 2010

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