All FBI articles

  • James Comey

    Former FBI Director James Comey to speak at two upcoming CW events


    Compliance Week is pleased to announce James Comey will be joining two key virtual events this year—“Financial Crimes: Risks, Trends, and Proven Practices” from March 30-31 and “Compliance Week 2021” from May 11-13.

  • FBI

    FBI reforms compliance procedures, to establish new audit office


    Compliance reforms set to take place at the FBI include enhanced training and oversight mechanisms and a newly created office to carry out “rigorous and robust auditing.”

  • Article

    FBI names general counsel


    The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced the appointment of Jason Jones as general counsel.

  • Article

    Twitter adds former FBI general counsel


    Social networking platform Twitter beefed up its legal team with the addition of former FBI General Counsel Jim Baker as deputy general counsel.

  • Coronavirus fraud

    U.S. regulators boast coordination in addressing coronavirus fraud


    Testimony provided by several agencies before a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing offers valuable insights for chief compliance and risk officers regarding where coronavirus fraud threats may lurk, especially in the financial services and healthcare sectors.

  • Rolex

    Watch out: Why luxury wristwear could be sign of corruption


    Financial crime expert Martin Woods reviews the DOJ’s recent charges against ex-FBI agent Babak Broumand and how a gold Rolex watch led down a path of alleged corruption.

  • James Comey

    James Comey to headline Compliance Week 2020 conference


    Compliance Week is thrilled to announce the headline speaker for its 2020 National Conference in Washington D.C. will be FBI Director (2013-2017) and best-selling author James Comey.

  • columnist icons

    Data privacy vs. national security: Moving the conversation forward


    Data privacy compliance and national security seem to be in opposition—with one coming at the expense of the other. It’s time to instead focus the conversation on identifying opportunities for the private sector and government to collaborate.

  • David Lefort

    Insider threats often are hardest to detect


    In his latest editorial, Compliance Week Editor in Chief Dave Lefort applies what he learned at CW West to recent insider scandals and provides several compliance-related takeaways.

  • FBI

    An inside look into the FBI’s Office of Integrity and Compliance


    Catherine Bruno, assistant director of the FBI’s Office of Integrity and Compliance, discusses the division’s current initiatives and plans for the future.

  • Palmore

    Compliance Week West 2019: M.K. Palmore keynote


    An excerpt from FBI Special Agent M.K. Palmore’s keynote speech at Compliance Week West 2019 in San Francisco.

  • Miami

    FBI creates new International Corruption Squad in Miami


    Citing the success of its three other international corruption squads operating around the country, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has announced the creation of a fourth dedicated international corruption squad, this one based in its Miami Field Office.

  • Blog post

    Is a country sweep coming to South Africa?


    The recent corruption scandal to focus on McKinsey & Co., SAP, and KMPG in South Africa has driven home a truism that many in the compliance space have known for some time: South Africa is one of the most corrupt countries on earth. For U.S. and U.K. companies doing business ...

  • Article

    How corruption in sports spills into compliance


    The NCAA fraud and corruption scheme that has resulted in federal criminal charges against 10 individuals offers numerous lessons for the corporate compliance world at large.

  • Article

    Understanding the inner workings of FCPA enforcement


    At Compliance Week 2017, former SEC FCPA Chief Kara Brockmeyer spoke candidly about the future of FCPA enforcement, cooperation credit, third-party risk mitigation, and more.

  • Blog post

    Apple, the FBI and a terrorist’s iPhone


    As the FBI continues its investigation into the deadly San Bernadino terror attack from last December, it has run into an unlikely adversary in Apple, which has refused the Bureau’s requests to defeat the security measures of one of the terrorists’ iPhones. While the legal struggle over this raises the ...

  • Article

    The Silver Lining of Sharing Data on Cyber-Risks


    After many months of debate, President Obama finally signed the Cyber-Security Information Sharing Act into law. The question businesses are asking: In practical terms, is it good news or yet another cyber-security-triggered migraine? While concerns abound, notably around privacy issues, companies may still find plenty to appreciate in the legislation ...

  • Article

    What the FBI Brings to an FCPA Investigation


    Image: Many of the agencies that investigate Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations are the ones you don’t hear about. They stand apart from the Justice Department, discreetly waiting to leap on the next FCPA violator that crosses their path. The best example is the FBI. “The FBI historically has been ...

  • Blog post

    FBI Agent David Makol Rejoins SEC as Forensic Accountant


    Back in 2012, I recommended a "must-read" article by WSJ reporters Susan Pulliam, Michael Rothfeld and Jenny Strasburg about FBI agent David Makol. The article provided some fascinating insight into the tactics that Makol, then the FBI's go-to guy for "flipping" suspects in insider trading investigations, used so successfully in ...

  • Blog post

    FBI Establishes International Corruption Squads


    The Federal Bureau of Investigation, in conjunction with the Department of Justice’s Fraud Section, recently established another weapon in the battle against foreign bribery and kleptocracy-related criminal activity: three dedicated international corruption squads, based in New York City, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. Details inside.