Regulatory

  • 5 ways to combat commercial bribery in countries where it is not illegal

    While commercial bribery may be impossible to stop completely, taking the appropriate proactive steps to combat it can go a long way in reducing your company’s economic and reputational risks.

  • The secure GC: What you should know about ISO 27000 and IT security governance

    As companies continue to face high-visibility data security challenges, IT security governance will permeate C-Suite discussions not only in large-scale enterprises but also the vendors that service them. The ISO 27000 family of information security management standards has rapidly become one of the most widely adopted international security frameworks. Achieving...

  • Conducting database screening for third party compliance

    Managing the compliance of third parties is a major undertaking for corporations. Many large companies have tens of thousands of partners globally; agents, distributors and sundry other types of suppliers. This is in addition to the myriad risks that must be managed, such as corruption, money laundering, export control management...

  • Major, Lindsey & Africa expands solutions practice group in EMEA region

    “EMEA is becoming increasingly more regulated, particularly in the area of privacy and compliance, along with other factors driving legal services such as M&A [mergers and acquisitions] and continued rise in traditional transactional work, that produce complex legal matters requiring on-demand talent sourcing,” Major, Lindsey & Africa’s Gregory Richter says.

  • Comprehensively compliant

    Volkswagen is in the midst of an ethical and compliance nightmare after revelations surfaced about the company tampering with emissions software.

  • Rotting from the top

    This has got to be one for the books.

  • Reaching out

    When companies want to expand globally, in-house legal departments need to be part of the process.

  • Vexing vendors?

    On April 13, 2012, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued Advisory Bulletin 2012-03, which addresses vendor management rules and processes that are required to be used by supervised non-banks (See 12 U.S.C. §§ 5514-16). The bulletin requires covered non-bank consumer finance companies to develop and implement policies for risk...

  • The Yates Memo: Friend or foe to compliance officers?

    Last month, newly appointed Deputy Attorney General (DAG) Sally Quillian Yates spoke at New York University (NYU) School of Law about the Department of Justice’s ongoing focus on individual prosecutions. A seasoned prosecutor with a number of high-profile white collar cases under her belt, DAG Yates reminded the room...

  • Regulatory update

    The opening keynote featured Jessica Hopper, vice president, regional enforcement at FINRA; Meredith Fuchs, general counsel, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; and Cicely LaMothe, associate director, Division of Corporation Finance at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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