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DOJ’s Updated Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs

5/6/19: During his keynote address at the Ethics and Compliance Initiative’s 2019 Annual Impact Conference, Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski offered a look at DOJ’s thinking on a number of fronts.  Most significant for compliance pros was the announced release of the Criminal Division’s updated Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs...

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The UK’s Use of Deferred Prosecution Agreements

5/6/19: Although the Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) has been part of the US Department of Justice’s arsenal of enforcement tools for many years, the UK only launched its use of DPAs about five years ago.  An article by Neil Hodge in Compliance Week drills into some of the challenges that have emerged in the use of DPAs...

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The World’s Most Ethical Companies

5/6/19: The 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies Insights Report does more than list companies that have earned high marks for their ethics, governance and compliance.  A post on The FCPA Blog introduces the first volume of the Report, which assesses company programs...  

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Avoiding Failure of a Compliance Investigation

5/6/19: On his Conflict of Interest Blog, Jeff Kaplan references an article by Notre Dame Law School Professor Veronica Root Martinez, titled Complex Compliance Investigations.  In the article, the author focuses directly on compliance investigations.  She argues that some recent compliance failures might have been avoided if “… more robust processes … had been in place...

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An Annual Fraud Checkup

4/8/19: With a nod to the CDC’s recommendation that individuals have annual health checkups, Kelly J. Todd argues that companies would do well to conduct their own annual exam – for fraud.  In an article on Accounting Today, Todd provides practical information about the topics a fraud checkup should include. 

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