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Episode #48

In Africa Sting Case,Avon,Halliburton,Olympus,SEC,Stroz Friedberg,TWIFCPAVideocast on August 3, 2012 by Howard@OpenAir Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

A busy FCPA week: investigations starting, investigations ending, CEOs asked to come in for interviews, Stroz Friedberg picks up another one, and a rant about CDOs, the financial crisis, and dumb money.

Show notes:

02:47: Investigation of Sensata closes, no charges brought; raises the question of “what’s a declination, exactly?” And how you need M&A diligence.
14:00: WW Grainger publicly announces that they don’t know how to do an internal investigation. That is, they announced that their investigation didn’t find anything. What should you do with gift cards? And why a compliance culture is good for the business.
22:31: Halliburton opens an investigation
26:12: Olympus open an investigation. Into reimbursements to doctors in Brazil. Really? You’re gonna disclose that?
28:04: The importance of integrating companies you buy
33:05: Total SA. Howard goes on a rant, and evidently isn’t a fan of anything French.
40:15: Still on Total SA, but talking about how the investigation is REALLY old, and as someone told me, cases—unlike wine—don’t get better with age. Plus, the blocking statue; plus, the whistleblower laws.
43:03: Avon’s CEO gets called in, and Avon has spent a ton of money. Seriously, if you weighed it, it would weigh a ton.
49:25: Bistrong gets 18 months. Howard feels conflicted.
54:21: Stroz Friedberg shoots…they score! Again. First Scott Peeler, now David Glockner.
56:47: SEC loses Stoker trial. Howard tries to explain what a CDO is (and fails miserably).

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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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