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With Retaliation on the Rise, How Can You Maintain a Culture of Integrity?

When we speak of non-retaliation, it’s often in an effort to encourage staff to speak up. Right now, lack of speaking up isn’t the problem. Retaliation itself, rather than employee silence, is running rampant, harming our cultures of integrity. Mary Shirley discusses some of the data around the culture-of-integrity crisis and provides a guide detailing an actionable way to address...

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Lafarge Criminal Action

Explore the details of criminal terrorism proceedings against French cement manufacturer Lafarge and its Syrian subsidiary. Criminal Terrorism-Support Charges Lafarge Criminal Action What’s in this whitepaper from Tom Fox:The DOJ recently announced a guilty plea from Lafarge, a French cement company, and its Syrian subsidiary to settle charges that the companies provided material support for terrorist activities. Combined, they'll pay...

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Still Racist After All These Datasets: Once Bias Is Baked Into Your AI, It’s Hard to Root Out

Spending on artificial intelligence across all sectors is expected to more than double by 2025, but Nigel Cannings of Intelligent Voice is here to throw some cold water on that hot trend — and bring a bit of well-earned wisdom. Artificial intelligence has, justifiably, been embraced as a labor-saving productivity tool across all sectors of business, and in compliance it...

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Monaco Memo 2.0: Companies Should Start Preparing Now for Future DOJ Investigations

Following up on her watershed 2021 memo, Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco’s latest missive highlights a pair of issues that companies need to begin preparing for now if they are to avoid major FCPA repercussions down the line. John E. Davis, member and practice lead of Miller & Chevalier’s FCPA and international anti-corruption practice in Washington, D.C., digs into the...

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The DOJ Doubles Down on Data, Raising the Stakes for Proactive Information Governance

As the DOJ signals that proactive compliance measures focused on data and analytics will be central to the agency’s future treatment of organizations that run afoul of the law, experts from FTI Consulting explore what companies (and compliance professionals) need to know. FTI Consulting’s Andrea Levine and Jake Frazier co-authored this article. Two recent developments at the DOJ have signaled...

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The Monaco Doctrine: A Jolt for Compliance

September saw the announcement of a significant refinement of Department of Justice (DOJ) enforcement policies around FCPA enforcement and corporate compliance programs. Tom Fox, author, podcaster and compliance expert, shares insights from his conversations with several thought leaders in compliance. Fox breaks down key components of Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco’s now-famous memo, as well as exploring clarifying comments from...

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5 Tips to Gain Compliance on Your Compliance Training

We know that compliance doesn’t necessarily equal security and that training employees is vital to preventing cyber attacks. But a poorly trained worker is the same as one not trained at all, and in too many tech companies, training isn’t exactly exciting or inspiring. As Stu Sjouwerman explores, there are simple-but-effective methods to get everyone on board for security compliance...

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Are You Ready for Stepped-Up Pay Vs. Performance Requirements in 2023 Proxy Season?

Most public companies will be required to disclose details about executive compensation starting with next year’s proxy statements, under rules the SEC formally adopted in August. Haynes Boone partner Rosebud Nau and associate Alexandria Pencsak sort through the information that will soon be required. In August, the SEC adopted Release No. 34-95607 implementing pay versus performance disclosures called for under...

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UK’s Data Protection Regulator Signals Crackdown on Access Request Violations

Data privacy laws in the EU and UK established the right of individuals to find out what personal information organizations hold about them, but organizations aren’t always timely in answering subject access requests. Cordery’s Jonathan Armstrong and André Bywater discuss recent UK actions and explore methods for ensuring companies remain compliant with consumer data requests. The EU and UK GDPR...

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Ahead of Contentious Midterm Election, Political Players Should Be Mindful of Strict Georgia Compliance Rules

As 2022’s midterm Congressional elections approach rapidly, political groups from inside and outside the state are mobilizing in Georgia, targeting a hotly contested U.S. Senate election. Andrew D. Herman and Bria Stephens of Lawrence & Bundy explain why recently revised campaign compliance rules should give political actors in the state pause. Two years ago, Georgia made political history, as Joe...

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An Effective E&C Program Is More Than the Sum of Its Parts

When assessing your ethics and compliance program, it seems only natural to look at each individual plank on its own, but as compliance expert and attorney Michael Volkov explains, this approach could fail to surface issues with program elements that don’t work in concert with one another. We often hear about the “essential” elements of effective ethics and compliance programs....

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