Joe Spinelli on Compliance Challenges & New Lines of Defense

In part one of a two part interview, Joe Spinelli, Senior Managing Director, Kroll, addresses the recent Kroll-Ethisphere Anti-Bribery and Corruption Benchmarking Report. In this interview Joe focuses on: The need and value of internal compliance committees with subject matter experts to support the Chief Compliance Officer. The importance and necessity of having the compliance […]

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From Bottom Bunk to Top Mind

I recently had the honor of being named to Compliance Week’s list of Top Minds for 2017, earning the title of “The Great Communicator” from Bill Coffin, Donna Rice, and the CW team. If you had told me in 2012, when I was sentenced to a Federal Prison Camp as part of a Plea Agreement […]

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Promoting Ethics on the Front Line

The following post is by Guendalina Dondé, Senior Researcher, Institute of Business Ethics Encouraging employees to ‘do the right thing’ and apply their organisation’s core values is of utmost importance. How can this be achieved in practice by organisations that employ thousands of employees around the world, who might have to make difficult decisions every […]

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Can one really track the FCPA?

The following Q & A is with Harry Cassin, CEO, Recathlon LLC, the parent company of the FCPA Blog. RB: Hi Harry, first, a little about you. How did you get to the FCPA world? HC: My father is the founder and editor-in-chief of the FCPA Blog. We’ve worked together for 10 years. I’ve had an incredible opportunity […]

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Talking About Bribery in the Country Where I Bribed

I recently returned from a week in Amsterdam, addressing front-line compliance challenges, and attending several anti-corruption conferences. It was a surreal experience for me, for in 2003 I paid a “Dutch Agent approximately $15,000 based on an invoice for marketing services knowing that the Dutch agent would then pass all or some of that money […]

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The Five Levels of Building an Ethical Culture

This guest post is by Alison Taylor, Director, BSR,  and  first appeared on BSR here.  How to build and sustain an organization whose employees are happy, motivated, and ethical remains one of the most complex, elusive questions confronting business leaders. Organizational culture is determined by the interaction of systems, norms, and values, all of which influence […]

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What Does the “Good News Cocoon” Mean to Business & Compliance?

Recently, I had the pleasure of engaging with compliance and business leaders in Europe and Asia. It’s an honor to be traveling again, and to hear about ethical and compliance challenges from those who work in the middle of risk, as well as from leaders who are tasked with supporting the commercial workforce in how […]

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A China Compliance Diary

When my supervision (probation) ended in January 2017, the US District Court in DC released my passport, and I could once again travel internationally.  And with that milestone, a note of thanks to all the international event organizers, from London to Shanghai, that have been so patient and cooperative in bringing in my experience and […]

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Can marketing and compliance share a playbook?

I recently read an article in the Winter 2017 MIT Sloan Management Review, Mastering the Market Intelligence Challenge (Chari, Luce & Thukral). In this work, the authors address how “many multinationals simply import their domestic models into emerging markets.” And whilst this work is directed towards those who deal with market intelligence in emerging markets, […]

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Gluten-Free Compliance

This past November, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Sean Freidlin, Marketing Manager of Compliance & Ethics at SAI Global, www.saiglobal.com  at The Little Beet Restaurant in NYC, to discuss my history with compliance, bribery, corruption, and the FCPA for a recently published eBook. The restaurant describes its gluten-free menu as “wholesome food […]

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