When Conflicts of Interest are Good

Conflicts of interest are a bad thing for corporations. Or are they? Perhaps not always according to Richard L. Cassin, editor at large of the FCPA Blog. Cassin argues via a new blog that in certain circumstances, what the Western world views as a conflict of interest may not be in other cultures.  

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Compliance & HR Strategies to Meet SMCR Requirements

The Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR) will apply to all solo U.K. firms regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) starting this December. There are three main requirements organizations need to adhere to from both a compliance and human resources perspective to comply with the SMCR by the end of the year.  

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Corporations Stand to Benefit from an Adequate Procedures Defense

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has provided updated guidance for prosecutors evaluating corporate compliance programs’ adherence to Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). “Okay,” you might be saying to yourself. “I know that already, the DOJ’s new guidance is very helpful.” 

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Experts Speak Out on CCO's Most Common Anti-Corruption Challenges

The Wall Street Journal’s Risk & Compliance Journal recently partnered with Deloitte to report on Chief Compliance Officers (CCO’s) most common anti-corruption challenges. These include gaining C-suite buy-in for anti-corruption compliance programs, and innovative compliance strategies, among other topics. 

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DOJ's New Guidance Centers on Three Important Questions

The DOJ has served notice it will require clear answers to these three questions during future misconduct investigations. Your answers must demonstrate your organizations compliance program is having a definite impact. In other words, the DOJ expects results. 

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