Rationalizing Bribery: A Perfect Storm from the Field of International Sales.

On April 23, 2014 I was interviewed by Chris Matthews, Wall Street Journal Reporter, at the Dow Jones Global Compliance Symposium, in a keynote interview entitled “Informing on Bribery.” The session started by discussing elements of my cooperation with US law enforcement, including my disclosures to the Department of Justice and FBI concerning overseas corruption […]

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GSK, “Free Samples,” and a New Business Model.

On April 16th, 2014 Hester Plumridge and Christopher M. Matthews, Wall Street Journal, reported that GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is investigating claims that its employees bribed doctors “in Jordan and Lebanon by offering perks such as flexible travel arrangements and free samples that doctors could sell on…” (for the full article, link here).  GSK, as reported in the […]

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“Why Transformation Efforts Fail,” Final Lessons.

David Stulb, Global Leader for Ernst & Young, Investigation & Dispute Services, in introducing Maryam Hussain’s recent book Corporate Fraud, the Human Factor, (link here for more info) states that “aggressive prosecution of bribery and corruption is increasing the risk of operating in many new markets. Yet these are the same markets which are critical to business […]

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“Former Cisco Execs Allege Vast Kickback Scheme in Russia.”

In yesterday’s Buzz Feed World, Adam Roston, Buzz Feed Staff, posted an article (link here) about allegations of bribery involving Cisco employees in Russia.  I believe this is a must read for the FCPA compliance community, as the reporting details significant events surrounding foreign bribery.  Furthermore, it has a number of significant lessons for the compliance professional […]

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