Past Media & Articles

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  • I am a Contributing Editor to The FCPA Blog via www.fcpablog.com All my contributions are tagged with a search “Richard Bistrong.”
  • On February 13th, 2017, I published a post on “Revisiting EpiPen: Steep incentive thresholds are corporate disasters waiting to happen,” link here.
  • On February 6th, 2017, I published a post, here, on “The Best Compliance Officers Make Themselves Vulnerable.”
  • On January 10th, 2017, I published a post co-authored by Marc Hodak, “Wells-Fargo: How reasonable pay plans morphed into perverse incentives,” link here.  
  • On January 6th, 2017, I published a post “Sometimes the Best Books About Compliance Aren’t About Compliance,” link here.
  • On December 7th, 2016, I published on “Are politics really part of FCPA Enforcement and Compliance?” reflecting on my experience as a DOJ cooperator over the course of two presidential administrations, link here.
  • On September 15th, 2o16 I published a post  on how “Wells Fargo stretch goals brought out the sandbaggers,”  here.
  • On September 22nd, 2016 I conducted a video interview with Kristy Grant-Hart on the new ISO-37001 Standard, here.
  • On October 11th, 2016, I marked my one year anniversary as a Contributing Editor of the FCPA Blog, here.
  • On November 1, 2016, I reflected on my panel at the FCPA Blog NYC Conference, in a post titled The Dangerous Charm of Agents, which can be found here.
  • On November 28th, 2016, I published a piece on how I used “Win-Win” fantasties to justify corruption, link here.
  • I Contribute on a regular basis to the following sites:
    • JD Supra: JD Supra has named 2016 Top Author, one of  200 top authors from among more than 34,000 who published their excellent thought leadership on JD Supra in 2015. My profile along with posts can be found here. In addition, on June 10th, 2015 I wrote an article for JD Supra Perspectives titled “Online Reputation Management: How Your “Bad and Ugly” Translates Into “Good” for Others,” link here.
    • Corporate Compliance Insights, as an expert contributing author, with posts which can be found here. My most recent post (June 6, 2016) “Lie To Win or Be Honest to Lose” can be found here. My post on “Ethics and Incentive Compensation, A Ticking Time Bomb,” (September 12th, 2016) can be found here.
    • Ethic Intelligence: Experts-Corner, main page here.
    • The Bribery Act, main page here.

Podcasts:

  • Via the SCCE, I engaged in an interview with host Kortney Nordrum, on “Understood vs. Defensible Compliance,” which can be heard here.

Past Media and Articles include the following:

  • On May 3rd, 2016 Roy Snell. CEO, The Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE), published a blog piece, “We Are All Victims…Except Richard Bistrong,” link here
  • On March 30th, 2016, in an investigative report on the Huffington Post, Senior Enterprise Editor Nick Baumann, quoted me in his article “There’s a Huge New Corporate Scandal: Here’s Why Everyone Should Care, link here.
  • On February 9th, 2016 Wall Street Journal, Risk and Compliance Reporter Stephen Dockery published a three-part series on ‘A Culture of Compliance’ where my perspective was shared in part III, Experts Weigh in How It’s Changedlink here
  • In the May/June 2015 issue of the SCCE Ethikos Magazine, I published an article “Does Compliance Need More Darkside”  (link here). In the same edition, Bryan Cave LLC partner Scott Killingsworth published a reflective piece titled “The Irrational Calculator: Sales at The Crossroads,” (link here). Scott’s article then prompted a final SCCE blog piece which I wrote called, “I Was an Irrational Calculator.” (link here). I recommend a read of all three in order of appearance.
  • On February 10th, 2015 I published a guest blog on the Global Anti-Corruption Blog, moderated by Harvard Law Professor Matthew Stephenson (link here), titled  “Why Debarment Is Different–A Reply to Professor Stephenson.”  On June 11th, I posted a guest blog titled “The Role of Compensation Systems in Promoting Anti-Bribery (Non) Compliance.” (link here).
  • On February 9th, 2015, The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace published (here) the second part of my interview with Sarah Chayes (author, Thieves of State), “The Odorless Gas of Corruption.”
  • In January 2015, I published a White Paper which was commissioned by The Network Inc, Integrated GRC Solutions, titled “Behind the Bribe, What Compliance Officers Can Learn From A First Hand Account Of The Dark Side Of International Business.” The paper is available by download via a link here.
  • Chris Matthews, Reporter, Wall Street Journal, has reported on a number of FCPA cases (including my own) since 2009. Here is his article “How a Former Executive Went Undercover for Prosecutors,” published on March 24, 2014, where he discusses the use of “investigatory tactics” in past and future white collar criminal investigations.
  • Corruption Currents, Risk and Compliance Journal, regularly references my blog and guest posts as on the  Wall Street Journal @WSJRisk.
    • Here is a mention (January 20th, 2016) to my video interview with Richard Fenning, CEO, Control Risks.
    • Here is a reference (February 1st, 2016) to my second blog post on “What Does Good Compliance Look Like?”
    • Here is a mention (February 10th, 2016) of part III of “What Does Good Compliance Look Like?”
    • Here is a reference (March 8th, 2016) to my Front-Line video interview with Julian Fenwick, GRC Solutions, where he addresses the value of Adaptive Compliance Training.
    • Here is an article by Wall Street Journal Risk and Compliance Contributor, Ben DiPietro, where he references my experience and perspective, in a piece titled Does Your Company Have a Toxic Sales Culture?
  • Mike Koehler, the owner, and moderator of The FCPA Professor engaged in an extensive Q and A with me on April 14, 2014. The post on our Q and A appears here. The full Q and A, which can be downloaded as a PDF,  is available here.
  •  Incentives Can Distort Sales Honesty: I call attention to the potential distortion of the compliance message when it is not aligned with individual and corporate financial incentives.
  • Ethical Boardroom.  
  • Here is my December 10th, 2015 article, co-written with Day Pitney Partner Robert “Bob” Appleton, “Reflections on the Yates Memo. “
  • Here is my editorial from June 12th, 2014 “A Solid Business Strategy as the Foundation of Anti-Bribery Compliance.” 
  • Here is my article, co-published with Alison Taylor, Senior Managing Director, Control Risks, on “Reconciling Sales Strategy with FCPA Compliance.”
  • Here is my article “Beyond the FCPA” as in the Spring 2015 Issue.
  • Here is my article (October 21, 2014) on “small bribery.” As Barry states in his introduction, “Today we are posting a guest article by Richard Bistrong about the importance of cracking down on small bribes or facilitation payments. They are, in our view, the thin end of the wedge.
  • Here is my interview with Law Partner, Barry Vitou (November 4, 2014). As Barry states in his introduction, “Find out about bribery from the front line from someone who has been there, seen it, done it and got the jumpsuit.”
  • Ethic Intelligence. Experts Corner Contributor
  • Here is my Q and A  on  on “What Happens When Business Strategy Becomes A Red-Flag for Bribery.”
  • Here is my Q and A on “Third Parties and Red Flags.”