The Man From FCPA is a blog about enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anti-bribery statutes around the world, written primarily by Compliance Week columnist Tom Fox plus other occasional contributors. Fox is now an independent consultant assisting companies with FCPA and compliance issues, after many years as in-house counsel and outside counsel on anti-bribery and corruption issues. Fox also hosts a weekly podcast, “The FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report,” and writes an in-depth monthly column for Compliance Week as well.
The recent termination of six KPMG employees for receiving (and failing to report) improper advance information of PCAOB audits stands in stark contrast to actions taken after someone blew the whistle at Barclays Bank. A look at their responses is inside.
Barclays CEO James Staley is claiming ignorance, saying he didn’t know it was inappropriate to attempt to unmask the identity of an anonymous corporate whistleblower and is now facing the consequences.
United Airlines seems to be battling an internal cultural issue, as recent events suggest. The beleaguered airline is once again in the news—this time for forcing a paying passenger off a flight to make room for its own staff.
Shareholders react strongly to Toshiba's announcement of its intention to take a $9 billion loss for the year and the chapter 11 bankruptcy filing by Westinghouse Electric Co., a U.S. nuclear-plant builder 87-percent-owned by Toshiba.
A look at the case of U.K. entity HS2, the taxpayer-owned company building Britain’s new high-speed rail line, which recently revoked a key contract amid allegations of conflicts of interest involving the U.S. engineering firm CH2M.
As the Petrobras and Odebrecht corruption scandals continue to be investigated and enforcement actions abound, The Man From FCPA considers some of the societal costs of systemic bribery and corruption.