The Illusion of No Victims: The Final Component of “Rationalizing Bribery.”

The Illusion of No Victims: The Final Component of “Rationalizing Bribery.”

As Andy Spalding, Assistant Professor at the University of Richmond School of Law and Senior Editor of the FCPA Blog stated in a recent guest post on The Global Anticorruption Blog, “Most of us would agree that overseas bribery is not a victimless crime.”  Professor Spalding adds “the principal victims of overseas bribery are the(…)

A Presentation to Compliance Professionals: Rationalization Not Justification

A Presentation to Compliance Professionals: Rationalization Not Justification

On Thursday June 12, 2014, I was asked by Mike Kenealy (FCPA IntegrityCOO) & Craig Chadwick (Global Secure Summit) to address a group of Compliance Professionals from the financial sector in NYC. In my presentation, I shared my experiences from the field of international sales, including encountering foreign bribery, cooperation, and finally, my perspective on current compliance challenges. A(…)

Is Anti-Corruption a Business or Legal Issue?

Is Anti-Corruption a Business or Legal Issue?

Used with permission from Mak Yuen Teen On June 5, 2014,  Philippe Montigny, President of Ethic Intelligence (www.ethic-intelligence.com) asks exactly that question in an editorial (here).  My own perspective of compliance remains much along the lines of those such as Mr. Montigny and that of Professor Mak Yuen Teen (National University of Singapore), whose article(…)

Bribery, Business Strategy and Plausible Deniability

Bribery, Business Strategy and Plausible Deniability

Can business strategy in itself be a red-flag of corporate corruption? In one word,  yes, and I discuss how in a recent guest blog (May 19, 2014) in Ethic Intelligence’s “Experts Corner.”  I ask, if strategy is pulled back at the C-Suite, does it expose an executive message of strict anti-bribery compliance, while the economics(…)