Legal & Regulatory

Parsing the differences between the requirements of the U.S. FCPA, the U.K. Bribery Act, and the E.U.’s patchwork of laws can give even the most diligent compliance professional a headache. Ethisphere’s experts are here to help, laying out what the shifting regulatory landscape means in practice for you and your company.

Morrison & Foerster: Business Records in the Era of Snapchat

By |2019-12-31T21:09:38+00:00December 30th, 2019|***Ethisphere Magazine, Legal & Regulatory|

On March 8, 2019, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced welcome revisions to its November 2017 Foreign Corruption Practices Act (FCPA) Corporate Enforcement Policy, now incorporated as Justice Manual (JM) 9-47.120. The 2017 Policy had introduced a rebuttable presumption that the DOJ would decline to prosecute companies that voluntarily self-disclose, fully cooperate, ...

Success Will Rely on CLO’s Skillset

By |2020-01-07T15:32:45+00:00December 30th, 2019|***Ethisphere Magazine, Legal & Regulatory, Sustainability|

Leaders today are navigating a business environment that is evolving at a record pace. And while financial measures of success proliferate, savvy business executives realize that the full measure of a corporation’s value transcends the balance sheet. Faced with this reality and the rapid pace of change, chief executive officers and boards of directors ...

Morrison & Foerster: Understanding the Latest DOJ Guidance

By |2019-12-18T21:11:05+00:00November 26th, 2019|Legal & Regulatory, Value Chain & Third Party|

James Koukios speaking on a panel at the Mexico City Ethics Summit in May 2019 What does the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) expect of a corporate compliance program? How does the DOJ evaluate whether a compliance program meets those expectations? And how can a company proactively shape its compliance program to meet ...

2019 Business Ethics Leadership Alliance South Asia Magazine

By |2019-12-31T18:32:30+00:00September 12th, 2019|Compliance & Ethics, Legal & Regulatory, South Asia|

This year’s Business Ethics Leadership Alliance South Asia magazine recognizes the two-year anniversary of the BELA South Asia Chapter and the collective desire of members to continuously improve India’s business ecosystem. The BELA South Asia community, at its core, is about promoting integrity through shared experiences, enabling companies to improve business performance and transform in accordance with ...

Beyond Certification: Consider Other Ways ISO 37001 Can Help Improve Programs

By |2019-12-30T23:21:32+00:00November 3rd, 2018|Compliance & Ethics, Legal & Regulatory, Value Chain & Third Party|

In risk and compliance circles, ISO 37001—the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 37001 Anti-Bribery Management Systems Standard—continues to spark debate, with many of the discussions focusing on certification. This is a worthy topic, but even for companies not quite ready to take the certification leap, ISO 37001 can still offer value. ...

Cyber Enforcement Picks Up…And New Risks Emerge

By |2019-12-03T15:23:35+00:00November 3rd, 2018|Cyber Security, Legal & Regulatory, Purpose|

You know your company’s data is a valuable asset and that you have to protect it. But how well do you know what your company actually does with its data and where it stores it? And how well do you know how data-protection regulators around the world would view your company—and the adequacy of ...

A South Asia Primer: Challenges and Risks of Doing Business in India

By |2019-12-31T18:29:32+00:00September 26th, 2018|Compliance & Ethics, Legal & Regulatory, South Asia|

Global companies doing business in India should be aware of the heightened risk of corruption, particularly if they use third parties to promote their business, obtain licenses, permits, and authorizations, or otherwise represent companies before government authorities (sometimes referred to as "liaisoning"). In addition, organizations should know about the increased enforcement risks, both in ...

Lost in a Cyber Second: Protecting Information and Mitigating Cyber Risk

By |2020-01-01T00:14:02+00:00March 14th, 2018|Compliance & Ethics, Cyber Security, Digital Innovation, Legal & Regulatory, Risk & Reputation|

Imagine this scenario: A Wall Street Journal reporter is on the phone and wants to know how a trove of your company’s confidential data—including customer credit card information, employee social security numbers, confidential emails, and future product plans—ended up on the dark web. What steps do you take? What notifications need to be made? ...

Control Risks: Speaking to a New Generation about Corruption

By |2020-01-01T00:17:17+00:00March 14th, 2018|Compliance & Ethics, Legal & Regulatory, Risk & Reputation|

Empowering the newest generation of workers to fight corruption could be an overlooked key to creating a compliant organization. Significant progress has been made in moving many compliance programs beyond a one-size-fits-all approach to one that factors into compliance a company’s strategy, route-to-market and geographical challenges. However, in our ...

General Counsel As Critical Ally: Legal Must Be Positioned Correctly to Impact Culture

By |2020-01-01T00:24:44+00:00March 14th, 2018|***Ethisphere Magazine, Boards & Governance, Compliance & Ethics, Corporate Culture, Employee Engagement, Legal & Regulatory|

While those focused on ethics and compliance have long known the significance of corporate culture, the concept is receiving renewed attention for the competitive business advantages it offers. This fall, the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) released the NACD Blue Ribbon Commission Report on Culture as a Corporate Asset. Framing culture as a ...

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