Recently I had the opportunity and the pleasure of sitting down one-on-one with Howard Sklar, FCPA guru and compliance expert currently serving as Senior Corporate Counsel at Recommind, to discuss the top 3 things to consider when implementing a global compliance program.
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“Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”
Our recently announced partnership with Special Olympics Europe/Eurasia is well underway, with our commitment to translate the organization’s website free-of-charge into Russian, French, German, Polish, Turkish, Spanish and Portuguese.
“This is a very exciting partnership for Special Olympics and we are extremely thankful to Lionbridge for their generous contribution,” said Mary Davis, Regional President and Managing Director of Special Olympics Europe/Eurasia. “A multilingual site will help us shine a brighter spotlight on the importance of understanding acceptance and inclusion of all people with intellectual disabilities.” Continue reading »
The Bribery Act
Did you know approximately 140 companies were under FCPA investigation in 2010? (source: Gibson Dunn & Crutcher)
FCPA Compliance and Policy
Last month, Lionbridge hosted a free webinar with Boston Scientific and Holland & Knight discussing anti-corruption and anti-bribery laws. Focused on the FCPA and UK Bribery Act, Laurie Weberman-Roussel and Bill Wise discussed FCPA challenges and considerations in line with a practical framework for ensuring compliance within a multinational corporation. In addition, they talked about best practices to address key communication challenges of implementing a successful FCPA compliance program for organizations conducting business across borders. Continue reading »
Legal Document Translation Services – A Daunting Task Simplified
Procuring translation and interpretation for Law Firms doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Yet time and time again Attorneys, Paralegals, Office Administrators and Partners tell me they have disparate processes within their local office and across the law firm related to translation. Suzie Q speaks French and usually helps with understanding the “gist” of the legal document for international collection and review during eDiscovery. Jose is fluent in Spanish and trades patent prosecution translation work with an in-country affiliate.
Legal Service Translation Can Be Expensive When You Are Not Efficient!
Google announced that the Google Translate API is going to be shut off completely on December 1, 2011. It is understandable that Google is bearing significant cost to provide the API given the large usage, but it does leave a large number of companies in search of a replacement. One option to consider, Lionbridge has signed an exclusive agreement with IBM to provide a real-time translation web service. This service has been deployed by several large enterprises and is the highest quality alternative available to Google Translate.
To learn more, please view our GeoFluent pages.
Your content is driving your business: it’s how your market understands your offering, how your customers find you, and how you rank against your competitors. To be effective, it needs to be frequent, helpful and current. But to get the most from your content, you need the right publishing infrastructure. We recommend implementing a strong Content Management System, like Sitecore, that allows you to easily navigate the process of creating, publishing, altering, and archiving your content. And when you’re ready to reach people in other geographies and languages, you can leverage the built-in Freeway™ connector within Sitecore to easily translate your messaging.
It’s as easy as selecting the languages you want and submitting your files. The files come back to you, translated and localized by expert translators from Lionbridge’s leading translator network, right within the Sitecore CMS. Cherry on top? The connector is easily accessible and free of set-up costs for Sitecore clients.
Interested in learning more? Contact us.
Holland & Knight Senior Counsel Bill Wise and I recently met for lunch. An Attorney by trade and grandfather by night, anyone who knows Bill can attest to his humor, wit and charm; yet regard him as the “dean” of ethics law in the Boston area, who gets things done! He is a grandfather of 5, writer, volunteer, public speaker and most recently appointed Chief Ethics Officer of the Ethics and Compliance Officers Association, a national member-driven professional organization representing the largest group of ethics and compliance practitioners in the world.
Lunch was a short two hours, over sandwiches and tea, in collaboration one of Lionbridge’s own Attorneys. We discussed an array of topics ranging from his growing family, service level agreements for translation services, evolving Machine Translation technology and the UK Bribery Act impending impact on regional compliance laws.
I am pleased to collaborate with Bill on today’s webinar addressing the impact compliance standards, such as FCPA or UK Bribery Act, have on multinational organizations implementing global compliance programs across many countries, languages and cultures.
INTA 2011 attendees arrived in San Francisco the past few days logging countless travel hours. Last week, Srijoy Das of India’s Archer & Angel (pictured right) traveled more than 25 hours to attend the five day event!
Partner at Archer & Angel, India-based leading Corporate and IP law firm with offices in four major cities – Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad, Srijoy looks forward to INTA Annual Meetings year after year. We met prior to last night’s Welcome Reception to talk translation and trade notes on what to do and who to see over the next few days. Continue reading »
OK, I realize that it’s already 2011 and the book was written in 2009, but I recently learned about the existence of The Checklist Manifesto and instantly wanted to read it based on title alone (it’s on its way to me now).
Around the time this book came out, I had my own illuminating experience about the power of the humble checklist that I’d like to share with you:
Correlation to Performance
In 2009 I was involved in a research project designed to identify operational factors which were most correlative to DTP performance. We looked at a wide variety of possible factors, including team design, team experience, use of technology, workflow design, etc.
Not surprisingly, many factors were correlated to performance, but one practice in particular was surprising in terms of how much it was correlative to performance: use of operational checklists.
After double-checking our math, I did a little web research and discovered that the benefit of checklists was already well-known in two mission-critical (life-and-death critical) contexts: in the cockpit of airplanes during takeoff and landing, and on the operating table. (Incidentally Atul Gawande, the author of The Checklist Manifesto is a surgeon).
Well, if it’s good enough for surgeons and pilots then it’s good enough for me! 🙂 Continue reading »