Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)

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Increased Enforcement Activity Increases Compliance Concerns. With an uptick in the enforcement of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the UK Bribery Act and a host of other anti-corruption measures around the world, multinational companies must be even more vigilant when vetting the agents they utilize to facilitate sales abroad. With both anti-bribery and [...]

International Political Issues

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More Businesses Face Collateral Damage from Political Fallout. From climate change and trade wars to immigration and the global economy, there’s no shortage of geopolitical issues to keep you up at night. Increased regulation, civil unrest and trade concerns complicate business strategy. To be sure, penalties imposed by the US last year blacklisted companies and [...]

Investigations

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There’s No place to Hide. Today, just the threat of a government investigation or enforcement action can make for tremendously negative headlines. You need a response that will neutralize or ward off threats of criminal prosecution or expensive civil penalties. Having a sound communications protocol in the midst of a sensitive investigative crisis is essential [...]

Class Action & Multi Jurisdictional

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When workplace issues transform into class action threats. Labor and employment issues can be a challenge for any organization--and sometimes, they can erupt into an acute crisis. For companies doing business nationwide, an otherwise ordinary employee lawsuit may create a class action threat. Age, gender, and race are always sensitive and potentially contentious issues that [...]

Intellectual Property

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Jeopardizing your brand and your business. There’s little that can bring down a promising venture more quickly than a company mishandling intellectual property. Something as simple as procrastinating on filing for trademark protection of your brand, being negligent in realizing the threat of copyright infringement or not being zealous enough in preserving trade secrets can [...]

White Collar Crime

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Guilty ‘til Proven Innocent. In high profile corruption, money laundering, fraud and financial services cases, the burden of proof in the Court of Public Opinion usually shifts to the accused. The Yates Memo, enacted in 2015 by former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, established a policy that required corporations to identify all individuals involved in [...]