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Best Practices for Drafting Codes of Conduct

Oftentimes, a code of conduct is the first step that companies take when implementing an anti-corruption compliance program. The Resource Guide to the FCPA refers to the Code as a key document – “a company’s code of conduct is often the foundation upon which an effective compliance program is built.” There are certain best practices […]

Author: Carlos Ayres

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Corruption and Football, and Reforming FIFA

No region in the world might have more passion for football (soccer) than Latin America. And where there is passion, there is money. And where there is money, there is corruption. One example of corruption in football might be FIFA, the International Federation of Association Football. It is the federation of 209 national football organizations. […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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When the CEO Says No to Compliance: FCPA Insights from Watergate’s Egil “Bud” Krogh

A recent video posted by the Markkula Center of Applied Ethics highlights one of the most difficult ethical issues facing FCPA compliance officers – doing your job when the CEO does not want you to. FCPAméricas previously discussed the issue here. In the video, the former CFO of RAE Systems, Randall Gausmann, who also oversaw […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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Can FCPA Compliance Be Good for Business? What the experts say …

One of my favorite FCPA compliance visuals is the one about the ambulance and the cliff. The saying goes that it is much easier to park the ambulance on top of the cliff, where it can keep people from falling off, than it is to park it at the bottom, where it must pick up […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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FCPA Compliance: Getting Local Buy-In in Latin America

Getting local buy-in is essential to successful FCPA compliance efforts. It can be the difference between a check-the-box, attend-the-training program, and program that is values-based and internalized by company employees. It can facilitate an efficient compliance environment that works with operations instead of a program that creates obstacles, working against the company’s business functions. Achieving […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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