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 »
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.