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Why High Stakes Whistleblowing is Not Just a US Phenomenon

Why High Stakes Whistleblowing is Not Just a US Phenomenon 1

Today the SEC announced that it will pay $30 million to a whistleblower in the largest award ever doled out by the agency.  (See the SEC announcement here, and The Wall Street Journal’s coverage here.) This news is monumental and will send shock waves around the financial world—along with gut checks within compliance and legal …

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Aiming for Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Compliance

Aiming for Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Compliance 3

Small companies have it rough. Limited resources make local expansion difficult. International expansion is harder still. So small companies seeking recognition overseas need to be creative. Unfortunately, unbridled creativity is dangerous and often leads to government investigations, FCPA violations, and criminal fines. And don’t think that smaller companies don’t register on the DOJ’s radar. It’s …

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Mandated Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting: Coming Soon to a Country Regulating You

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Baker & McKenzie – Disclosure of environmental, human rights and social risks is moving from its home between the glossy pages of voluntary reports into the hard-nosed realm of mandatory legal requirements, as evidenced by recent developments in the European Union and India. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) reports have proliferated in the past decade, but …

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