Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Some items of interest to pass along.

The Business Case for Fighting Bribery and Corruption

Principles for Responsible Investment, a coalition of investor groups that collectively manage over $1.7 trillion in assets, recently wrote to "21 major companies in 14 countries asking them to improve their disclosure of bribery and corruption risks and avoidance measures." For more information see here.

Upcoming Events

Hungry for more information on the FCPA and related topics? Mark your calendar for these upcoming events.

"Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Overview 2010: Enforcement and Compliance Strategies" - May 18th - Winston & Strawn (see here).

"The Role of HR in FCPA Compliance and Ethics" - May 18th - Thomas Fox (see here).

"The Implications of the UK Bribery Bill: Preparing for a New Era of Enforcement" - May 18th - Steptoe & Johnson (see here).

"A Focus on FCPA Investigations" - May 25th - Morgan Lewis (see here).

"Corruption: The New Global Landscape" - June 10th, June 25th - Venable and Field Fisher Waterhouse (see here).

"The Bribery Racket" - Additional Commentary

A previous post (see here) covers Nathan Vardi's "The Bribery Racket" piece in the current issue of Forbes. For additional commentary see here from Mary Jacoby at Main Justice.

SEC Seeking "Corporate Intelligence Specialist"

Have what it takes to join the SEC's new FCPA unit? See here to find out.

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