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Episode #43

In Chadbourne,Compliance Defense,Data Systems & Solutions,Debarment,Jon Jordan,SEC,Stroz Friedberg,UK Bribery Act on July 5, 2012 by Howard@OpenAir Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Show notes:

00:48: should the DOJ throw an elbow? I explain my post, here. Is the DOJ a regulator or prosecutor? Would a compliance defense change that? (@09:35). False Claims Act & Federal Acquisition Regulations discussed at 12:14.
19:12: I discuss my next article for Forbes.com. Should there be a distinction between public and private?
20:10: Jon Jordan’s article on the compliance defense, and he gets “FCPA Voice Rookie of the Year” award for 2012. Last year was Matt Ellis.
30:44: How can the business community partner with the DOJ? Should the DOJ adopt the OFAC informal opinion process?
35:57: Why I hate bribery. A toddler dies because the ambulance driver demanded a bribe.
42:27: UK Bribery Act…who cares? Deloitte survey. Oxford University Press case at 47:10.
53:32: Data Systems & Solutions enforcement action
1:00:18: Scott Peeler goes to Stroz Friedberg
1:02:25: SEC serves papers on Germans via publication in the International Herald Tribune

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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 #24, plus the FCPA Professor on a Compliance Defense

In Compliance Defense,Finmeccanica,Lindsey,Olympus,Pfizer,red flags,SFO,TWIFCPAVideocast,UK Bribery Act on December 5, 2011 by Howard@OpenAir Tagged: , , , , , , , , ,

Well, I thought I had figured out why the titles were coming on at the wrong time, but I was mistaken.  Hmmm…maybe this show will get dismissed.

Tom and I are back from vacation and raring to go.  The first section—about half the show—we spend on the Lindsey case.  I end up on a bit of a rant.

We have a breakout session on the Compliance Defense with none other than the esteemed FCPA Professor, Mike Koehler.  Agree with him or no, there’s no one more knowledgeable anywhere in the world about the history of the FCPA.

Show Notes:

  1. Lindsey, starting at 1:45, takes up a significant amount of time (about 28 minutes)
  2. Olympus starts at 29:47 (almost 3 minutes)
  3. Alstom starts at 32:38 (4 1/2 minutes)
  4. SFO Red Flags starts at 37:06 (1 1/2 minutes)
  5. Pfizer starts at 38:45 (6 1/2 minutes)
  6. Finmeccanica starts at 45:33 (about 2 minutes)

Full episode (despite the bars, go ahead and hit play.  I’ll work):

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Breakout/Conversation/Debate on a Compliance Defense to the FCPA

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Episode #20, and a Breakout on Contract Provisions

In Contract Provisions,Design Institutes,Esquinazi,Haiti Telecom,SciClone,TWIFCPAVideocast,Watts Water on October 26, 2011 by Howard@OpenAir Tagged: , , , , , ,

Tom and I are always looking for ways to improve the show.  One comment that we’ve gotten is that the length of the show makes it hard for some people to watch.  We’ve also gotten comments, however, that the show length is right on because it gives us time to really talk about the issues.  What we’re going to do to keep the discussion thorough, but help people who want to watch in chunks, is to put the start times of each piece of the discussion.  If a particular section interests you, skip to that section.  I’ll also put the total time for each segment, so you know before you start how long it is (in other words, I do the math for you).  I hope this helps keep this “work safe” and we hope you enjoy.

Show  Notes:

  1. Esquinazi Order (6 1/2 minutes): starts at 1:40
  2. TRACE gift-tracking software (plus, TRACE is awesome)(5 minutes): starts at 8:24
  3. Watts Water (15 minutes): starts at 13:40
  4. SciClone (12 minutes): starts at 28:53
  5. A compliance defense (25 minutes): starts at 40:46
  6. Olympus (6 minutes): starts at 1:05:17
  7. Halliburton (just a mention)(2 minutes): starts at 1:11:39

Full episode:

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/31110853 w=500&h=400]

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Breakout on Contract Provisions: total time is 10 minutes and 34 sec.

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/31063688 w=500&h=400]
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