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Independence day: the separate and equal compliance department
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • USA
  • June 23 2015

The question of where a compliance department should reside within the corporate configuration is getting significant attention by companies and

Inside the FCPA: the corruption and compliance quarterly - Spring 2015
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • USA
  • June 23 2015

In February, yet another high-profile negotiated settlement between a company and a government agency was thrown into doubt after a judge refused to

Common mistakes, problems and concerns companies face during implementation and maintenance of corporate compliance programs
  • Burr & Forman LLP
  • USA
  • March 26 2014

An effective corporate compliance program is an essential component of internal controls for uncovering and preventing ethical lapses and criminal

SEC renews focus on insider trading in private company stock
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • December 20 2011

On December 12, 2011, the SEC announced an enforcement proceeding that serves as a useful reminder that the federal laws against insider trading and misrepresentation apply as forcefully to private companies purchasing stock from employees and other shareholders as they do in the public company setting

Federal court to rule on challenge to use of former officer's interview statements in corporate internal investigation
  • Calfee Halter & Griswold LLP
  • USA
  • November 2 2012

In a criminal case alleging multimillion-dollar securities and accounting fraud brought against the former Executive Vice President of Sales of Carter’s Inc., a Georgia federal court is poised to determine whether allegedly incriminating statements given in the course of interviews that were part of an internal investigation conducted by the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors with the assistance of outside counsel and forensic accountants should be admitted as evidence against him in his upcoming trial

Foreign bribery update April 2015
  • Johnson Winter & Slattery
  • Australia, China, South Korea, USA
  • April 15 2015

This Update covers a range of important developments in Australia and overseas in the area of foreign bribery policy, investigations and regulation

Responding to California’s Transparency in Supply Chains Act
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • April 25 2012

Sweeping new legislation that went into effect in California earlier this year requires qualifying companies to detail and publicly disclose the nature and scope of their corporate compliance efforts to eliminate human trafficking, slavery and child labor from their global supply chains

Internal investigations and legal professional privilege don’t get caught in the grey zone
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia, United Kingdom, USA
  • April 14 2014

By their very nature, reports of internal investigations can contain material which be extremely damaging in any subsequent litigation. Recent

Internal investigations - the three C’s confidence. credibility. cost
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 11 2015

Boards of Directors and management at companies of all sizes face a common problem: they need to make decisions that are best for the company and in

Appellate court finds choice-of-law clause does not trump territorial limitations of a consumer fraud action
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • September 7 2012

Recently, the Second District of the Illinois Appellate Court affirmed the trial court’s dismissal of a claimed violation of the Illinois Consumer Fraud Act (the “CFA”) because the alleged violation did not primarily take place in Illinois