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Destigmatizing the Practice of Whistleblowing

In the wake of the financial crisis of 2008, the Dodd-Frank Act (“Dodd-Frank”) was signed into federal law on July 21, 2010.  At the time, the recession was considered the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. It seemed like a 100-year storm.  As it turns out, it was only a 12-year storm.  The passage…

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The Achilles Heel of FCPA Compliance: Bribe-paying Intermediaries

According to Stanford University Law School’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Clearinghouse, between 2001 and 2019, there were 268 FCPA enforcement actions. 246 (or 91.7%) of the bribes were paid by third parties as opposed to officers or employees of the defendant company. Sales agents, distributors, JV partners, resellers, freight forwarders, customs brokers, lawyers and accountants…

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Chasing Bernie’s Billions: Inside the Most Successful Asset Recovery Effort in History

On December 11th, 2008 Bernie Madoff was arrested by the FBI in his Manhattan home and criminally charged with a multi-million-dollar securities fraud scheme. So began the most comprehensive and successful financial investigation and asset search in history. The Securities Investor Protection Corporation (“SIPC”) Trustee and Baker Hostetler have continued their tireless search for assets…

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Human Trafficking is Everyone’s Problem: Steps that Organizations Can Take to Disrupt Human Trafficking Fraud Eats Strategy

Human trafficking is the fastest-growing transnational crime with more than 25 million people held in forced labor and sexual exploitation. As if these numbers aren't horrifying enough, 10 million of those trafficked people are children, and yet rarely are US organizations focused on human trafficking's impact on their operations, much less society as a whole. In fact, most of us consider human trafficking to be a problem occurring in developing countries and that there are more pressing issues that should demand our attention and compliance resources. That false narrative is part of what makes human trafficking so difficult to counter.
  1. Human Trafficking is Everyone’s Problem: Steps that Organizations Can Take to Disrupt Human Trafficking
  2. Investigation Challenges: The More Things Change, the More They Stay The Same
  3. Navigating the Steps of an FCPA Investigation – Part 2
  4. Bringing Order to the Chaos: Navigating the Steps of an FCPA Investigation
  5. The Anatomy of a Ransomware Attack – Part 2

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