White-collar crime


Financier Worldwide Magazine

July 2014 Issue

July 2014 Issue

The damage caused by internal fraud goes beyond its impact on revenue – it betrays shareholder trust and eats away employee morale. Tackling individual acts of white-collar crime in isolation is not a sound strategy, and mere compliance with regulatory requirements is not enough.

FORUM: Developing a multinational fraud compliance strategy

FW moderates a discussion on multinational fraud compliance strategies between Matthew Flood at Balfour Beatty, Shaun Kelly at Crawford & Company, Phil Ostwalt at KPMG, Rebecca Meads at Peters & Peters, and William M. Sullivan, Jr at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

Navigating the pitfalls of cross-border investigations

KPMG Conducting cross-border investigations is one of the biggest challenges facing global corporations today. There are obstacles at every step of a cross-border investigation, including initially receiving a claim or allegation; complying with foreign data privacy laws…

FCPA and Esquenazi: if it walks like a duck...

Baker Hostetler On 16 May 2014, the Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit became the first federal appellate court to weigh in on the definition ‘instrumentality’ under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). In that case…

The next step in the United States’ campaign against offshore tax evasion

Blank Rome LLP In light of historic Swiss bank secrecy laws, many have questioned whether, and how, the US Justice Department will obtain information about those US taxpayers who have maintained secret, undisclosed accounts at Credit Suisse and other Swiss banks.

Deferred prosecution agreements, corporate criminal liability in the UK and the position of directors and senior managers

Kingsley Napley LLP On 24 February 2014, section 45 and schedule 17 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013 brought Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs) into being. DPAs have been part of the legal landscape in the United States…

Minimising corruption risks in African investment opportunities

Ropes & Gray LLP Sub-Saharan Africa is poised for major economic growth. Yet of the legal risks facing investors and businesses that wish to take advantage of these growing investment opportunities, corruption is the most significant…

Analysis of an employee’s personal motivations behind fraudulent acts

ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law Personal gain is, and will always be, the usual suspect on the list of personal motivations that derail an individual. Employees engage in acts of fraud either for the sake of financial and professional advantage or…

Q&A: Risks arising from agents, intermediaries and other third-parties

FW moderates a discussion on risks arising from agents, intermediaries and other third-parties between Anita Esslinger at Bryan Cave, Alexander Stein at Dolus Counter-Fraud Advisors, Walt Manning at InvestigationsMD, and Jonathan D. Schmidt at Ropes & Gray.



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