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Episode #39

In Chadbourne,Chamber of Commerce,SEC,State-Owned Entities,Travel Act,TWIFCPAVideocast,UK Bribery Act on May 25, 2012 by Howard@OpenAir Tagged: , , , , , , , , , ,

Episode #39 is in two parts (my baby pulled out the plug to the router).

 

Part I

0:00 Happy Shavuos
1:45: It’s the Week of the Letter
2:01: Open Society Foundations letter to Rob and Lanny
3:00: What’s an “instrumentality”? More than 51% owned by government? Is that the right standard?
8:45: Public v. Private distinction: does it mean anything anymore?
13:53: Is there, or should there be, a de minimus gift exception?
15:25: Gift-related investigation disclosure by MTS
We lose contact around 17:45 or 18:00

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Part II

0:00 Sorry about that
2:34: Congress writes a letter to the Chamber: are your members hopelessly conflicted. Hell freezes over: Tom, the FCPA Professor, and I are all on the same side of this.

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5:38: DOJ writes to Congress about the Ted Stevens case. Were the 40-day suspension and the 15-day suspension sufficient? (@7:38: Williams & Connolly respond, harshly)
16:10: Ernst & Young 12th Global Fraud Survey
20:20: Dow Jones anti-corruption survey
22:27: Chadbourne & Parke Compliance Quarterly: Tom and I love it
27:35: The SEC has a lot of trials. Do they have the people to do them?
30:34: 7 Ways to Maintain Credibility with the DOJ in FCPA investigations (including, hire Recommind
38:39: a panel you might want to attend. Definitely worth the $195.

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Episode #25, plus a Breakout Session on Holiday Gift giving.

In ABB,Brazil,Chadbourne,Chamber of Commerce,Citigroup,Debarment,Lindsey,O'Shea,SEC,SFO,Squire Sanders,TWIFCPAVideocast,UK Bribery Act,World Check,World Compliance on December 11, 2011 by Howard@OpenAir Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Once again, the titles are screwed up.  I have to reach out to Vodburner and get some help.

Show Notes:

  1. 1:20: Brazil Ministers resigning in droves (lasts for 7 minutes)
  2. 8:34: World Compliance event with Tom and The Bribery Act guys (almost 6 minutes)
  3. 14:26: Squire Sanders event (1 minute)
  4. 15:35: SFO/DOJ and “informal” access (3 1/2 minutes)
  5. 19:00: World Check webinar series that Howard is doing (2 minutes)
  6. 21:00: John May article via FCPA Professor on self-disclosure and immunity (about 6 minutes)
  7. 27:23: Overseas Contractor Reform Act, also via the FCPA Professor (5 minutes)
  8. 32:27: Rakoff decision on Citigroup, and “neither admit nor deny” settlements (9 minutes)
  9. 43:17: Global-Tech Supreme Court case on willful blindness (4 minutes)
  10. 46:03: Lindsey, again.  Howard goes on a rant, Tom goes on what is, for him, a rant.  We both talk directly to the DOJ prosecutors. (15 minutes)
  11. 1:01:10: O’Shea (4 minutes)

Full episode:

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Breakout Session on Gift Giving on the Holidays

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Episode #23, and a Breakout on Tone at the Top

In Chamber of Commerce on November 12, 2011 by Howard@OpenAir Tagged: , , , ,

For some reason—I think I’ve sussed it out, so it shouldn’t recur next week—the “Howard Sklar” and “Tom Fox” titles at the bottom of the screen which normally appear when I say our names and where we write, don’t appear until some random moment 10 or so minutes into the show.  This happened last week also, I think, but as I said, it shouldn’t happen again. Please excuse the random malfunction.

 

Show  Notes:

  1. 1:03: Neither Tom nor I attended the ACI 26th Annual National Institute on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (but each of us wanted to) (lasts for 1 1/2 minutes)
  2. 2:50: DOJ to issue guidance that’s sure to please no one (lasts for 11 minutes)
  3. 15:17: AAG Lanny Breuer gives a speech at the ACI conference (lasts for 2 1/2 minutes)
  4. 18:50: Tom and I start an intense discussion around modern enforcement and modern compliance using AAG Breuer’s speech and the Chamber of Commerce’s efforts to amend the FCPA as a base.  Very interesting, if I do say so myself. (lasts for 10 minutes)
  5. 28:55: Olympus: what the heck is going on over in Japan? (lasts for 10 minutes)
  6. 40:28: Astra Zeneca gets indicted in Serbia (lasts 3 minutes)
  7. 43:53: Formula 1, Ecclestone, Gribkowski (lasts almost 4  minutes)
  8. 47:45: PEPs and the Swiss (lasts 4 minutes)

Full episode:

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Breakout on Tone at the Top

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Episode #18

In AML,Chadbourne,Chamber of Commerce,KPMG,News Corp.,TWIFCPAVideocast,Wolfsberg Group,WSJ on October 3, 2011 by Howard@OpenAir

Show notes:

  1. Wall St. Journal’s Corruption Currents Turns 1. First word, “scandal,” parent company bores its friends with the video.
  2. Chadbourne serves up some insurance industry information that actually kept me awake.
  3. Wolfsberg Group hits a home run with its anti-corruption guidance.
  4. Open Society Foundations hits a home run with its counterpunch to the Chamber of Commerce.
  5. DOJ concedes an issue, surprising me and Tom. (Not that they would concede in general, just that they gave in here).
  6. We just can’t seem to get away from News Corp. To be fair to us, though, it is everywhere.
  7. KPMG and Dow Jones/ACAMS publish dueling AML surveys with some interesting nuggets for anti-corruption.
  8. It’s a crime, apparently, to be good, and a reporter, at the same time, in Oman.
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