Benchmarking Bribery and Corruption: “Vet it and forget it.”

On my own “must read” stack has been sitting the “2014 Anti-Bribery and Corruption Benchmarking Report, Untangling the Web of Risk and Compliance,” (“ABC Report”) by Kroll and Compliance Week.  While I have read a multitude of bribery and corruption enforcement summaries, mostly published by law and audit firms, this was my first read of […]

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Excellence in Anti-Corruption Compliance Day

On June 23rd, 2014, I had an opportunity to participate in “Excellence in Anti-Corruption Compliance Day” as hosted by Ethic Intelligence. While my participation was via video-feed, where I  lead a presentation and follow up Q and A session on “Rationalizing bribery: Confronting corruption in the front line of sales,”  I have recently read a number […]

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The C-Suite Crucible and International Business: “Motivated Blindness”

In the June 2013 issue of Business Compliance (Baltzer Science Publisher, Anthony Smith-Meyer, Editor), Scott Killingsworth (Partner, Bryan Cave LLP) writes about “Ethics in the Executive Suite: The Best, The Brightest and a Wicked Problem.”* The work is the first part of a two part series, and my focus is on part one “The C-Suite […]

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How To Pay A Bribe: Solutions that Explode

Over the past few weeks I have had a chance to read How To Pay A Bribe, Thinking Like a Criminal to Thwart Bribery Schemes (2014, edited by Alexandra Wrage, Seven Wirz), and while I have enjoyed a number of the chapters, including those by Andrew Feintsein and Matteson Ellis (which is the subject for this post), […]

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Deterrence: You had me at “being caught.”

At my sentencing hearing, Judge Richard Leon stated that he had no doubt that I had been ultimately deterred, and added “Have you made a turn in the road for the better? There is no question about that either. But I have to be concerned about others, others out there right now who are aware […]

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