Compliance lessons from Qualcomm’s FCPA enforcement action

Lessons From Qualcomm

Posted by - March 9, 2016
Having violated the accounting provisions of the FCPA on several occasions, Qualcomm has been the target of an SEC investigation for some time. Last week the regulatory body concluded its enforcement action against Qualcomm, and there are some key lessons to be learned for the compliance practitioner.

Doing Business in India – Corruption Risks and Responses

Posted by - December 5, 2014
A recently released whitepaper from Foley & Lardner and India-based MZM Legal offers much-needed guidance on maintaining compliance with the FCPA while doing business in India. Tom Fox has done the heavy lifting already, however, and provides CCI readers today with a glimpse into the piece and highlighting some of…

Corruption and Compliance in Ecuador: An Interview with Local Lawyer Bruce Horowitz

Posted by - December 1, 2014
FCPAmerica interviews anti-corruption compliance expert Bruce Horowitz, co-founder of an Ecuadorian law firm known for not participating in extortion in an environment where bribery and unethical conduct is common. Bruce shares his insights on challenges and strategies for maintaining compliance and doing business with pubic entities without becoming involved in…

Pro Football and the FCPA Professor

Posted by - September 15, 2014
Ah, September: bringer of fall, sweater weather, and football. Compliance practitioners and lovers of football alike can appreciate the parallels between the sport and the nuts and bolts of FCPA compliance. The success of both teams relies heavily, for instance, on a strong understanding of the game plan. Tom Fox…

10 FCPA Myths and Misconceptions, Debunked

Posted by - July 11, 2014
How well do you know FCPA regulations? You could be laboring under some misconceptions - and you wouldn't be alone. FCPA expert Matteson Ellis has heard myths from the mouths of those new to compliance, but also from execs and seasoned professionals who should know better. Here are some of…

Rationalizing Bribery: Corruption Has No Witness

Posted by - June 10, 2014
When there’s no witness to wrongdoing, it can be so much easier to justify. And there are rarely witnesses when bribes are being made. The situation gets particularly sticky when compensation is a factor; the internal discussion turns from “do I need to report this” to “what would reporting this…
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China’s Aggressive Enforcement of Domestic Corruption Laws

Posted by - May 20, 2014
In China, FCPA violations are rampant, and maintaining compliance is no picnic. Despite its relatively moderate ranking on the Corruption Perceptions Index, China is arguably among the worst offenders; between the government’s stronghold on the marketplace and the lack of financial controls, bribery of government officials has been commonplace. Until…