Compliance and Contemplation

In December 2013 I returned to my computer, having been “off-line” for a little over fourteen months, and I couldn’t help but noticing the dramatic growth in the fields of legal, regulatory, audit and investigatory practices, all offering well-experienced and professional expertise with respect to anti-bribery compliance. It was obviously clear that each practice presented […]

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Bribery and Business Attitudes

Alison Taylor, Senior Managing Director, Control Risks, in a white paper, “Risk, An Organizational Perspective,” states “the traditional preventative approach to risk management is proving inadequate in the face of regulatory complexity, volatility and an environment of constant change. What should replace it is not yet clear.” Indeed, lately there has been a great deal of […]

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The OECD Foreign Bribery Report: ‘Too Big to Debar’

“Your criminal actions raise serious questions as to whether you have the requisite personal integrity and business ethics to be a responsible Government contractor.” That’s me. I was debarred from being a government contractor, and based on my conduct and offense it was an appropriate and fair decision. The process by which I was suspended […]

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Corruption and the Security Sector

Recently, there has been a great deal of writing about the impact of corruption on security forces. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace published a work titled Corruption: The Unrecognized Threat to International Security (link here).  On November 23, 2014, The New York Times published an article  Graft Hobbles Iraq’s Military in Fighting ISIS By David D. […]

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