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Regulators across the globe have dramatically stepped up enforcement of anti-bribery and corruption regulations, and this trend is expected to continue. International organizations, particularly those operating in high-risk countries and industries, must protect themselves by ensuring their anti-bribery and corruption compliance programs are comprehensive and effective.


Client Alert: “Instrumentality” Ruling in United States vs. Esquenazi

In Navigant’s latest Anti-bribery and Corruption Client Alert, our experts provide the background and overview of the court’s “Instrumentality” ruling and outline the potential implications to multi-national companies.

International Anti Corruption

Mikhail Reider-Gordon’s article in the ABA/Section of International Law Annual “The Year in Review” publication surveys developments in the field of international anti-corruption regulation during 2012.

Alert Revised UK Bribery Act Guidance issued by the Serious Fraud Office

On October 9, 2012, the UK Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”) issued revised guid-ance pertaining to facilitation payments, business expenditures (including hospitality payments) and corporate self-reporting under the UK Bribery Act (“UKBA”.

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Investigations Quarterly (IQ) Magazine, Issue 13

Navigant’s online publication focusing on fraud and white collar crime. Read articles in this issue of IQ magazine discussing the competing challenges organizations face in meeting their regulatory obligations while trying to manage profitable businesses.

Summer Olympics Raise UK Bribery Act Concerns

Jay Perlman discusses corporate hospitality in the age of the Bribery Act in the June 2012 issue of Inside Counsel.

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Investigations Quarterly (IQ) Magazine, Issue 12

This issue of Navigant's Investigations Quarterly (IQ) Magazine focuses on fraud and white collar crime releases latest issue.

COMPLY: Sniffing out fraud made key role for advisers

Alma Angotti, a widely recognized anti-money laundering (AML) expert, provides her perspective on the type of client activity that should raise questions among compliance and anti-money laundering departments.

Combating Your Burgeoning Corruption Risks

Navigant discusses recently enacted anti-corruption statutes and proactive measures to mitigate corruption risks.

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An overview of DecisionPointSM, Navigant’s anti-bribery onboarding portal.

ON-DEMAND: Addressing Potential FCPA Risks in an Era of Heightened Enforcement

Presenters provide updates on the commentary and directives coming from DOJ and the SEC and practical suggestions for how in-house legal and compliance professionals can deal with the increased scrutiny and compliance burdens.

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Definition of “Foreign Official”

Joe Spinelli discusses some of the issues surrounding the definition of foreign official and instrumentality and what companies should be doing to strengthen their global compliance programs.

The UK Bribery Act: What Are Adequate Procedures

Ellen Zimiles and Joseph Spinelli describe six principles regarding the U.K. Ministry of Justice’s published draft guidance as required by Section 9 of the U.K.

Financial Institutions On Alert

Financial institutions have not traditionally seen the same level of anti-bribery and corruption enforcement as other industries, but that may be changing.

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The Brazil Clean Company Act

In this article, Ellen Zimiles, Joseph Spinelli and Jay Perlman provide expert analysis on the Brazil Clean Company Act and how it impacts your business.

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Recent Amendments to Canada’s Corruption of Public Officials Act Mean Tough Bribery and Corruption Enforcement on Both Sides of the Pond

On June 18, 2013, the Canadian Parliament passed the Fighting Corruption Act, which amended and strengthened the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (“CFPOA”).

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DOJ Offers Insight on Interpretation of "Foreign Official"

On September 18, 2012, the Department of Justice ("DOJ") issued Opinion Release 12-01, which addresses the question of who is a "foreign official" under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA"). While the DOJ plans to publish long-awaited guidance on this and other FCPA matters in the near future, Opinion Release 12-01 is important to note and could be a harbinger of things to come in DOJ guidance releases.

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FCPA Compliance Programs - Best Practices

Joseph Spinelli, managing director and leader of Navigant’s Anti-Bribery and Corruptions and Investigations practice, discusses key elements in designing and implementing an “effective” FCPA Compliance Program.

British Bribery Act To Meet First Test At London Olympics

Jay Perlman discusses the importance of a comprehensive compliance program in a recent Forbes article about corporate hospitality.

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10 Years of Corruption in the BRIC Nations: What Will the Next Decade Hold?

November 30, 2011 marked the 10-year anniversary of the term “BRICs” used to denote the four main emerging markets: Brazil, Russia, India and China. To commemorate the anniversary, Ellen Zimiles, Managing Director and Head of Global Investigations and Compliance, appeared on CNBC to discuss the BRIC countries’ efforts to tackle anti-corruption.

How Tyco Turned Around Third-Party Risk Program

The September issue of Compliance Week highlights how Tyco was able to turn around its third-party risk program with the help of Navigant.

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Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Due Diligence In Mergers & Acquisitions Deals

M&A activity can carry hidden FCPA liability risks. Joe Spinelli of Navigant and Steven Feldman of Herrick Feinstein discuss appropriate FCPA due diligence procedures when embarking on a merger or acquisition.

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Investigations Quarterly (IQ) Magazine, Issue 11

Navigant’s online publication focusing on fraud and white collar crime. Read articles in this issue of IQ magazine discussing the importance of addressing gray areas in compliance programs through tone, clarity and transparency.

Final Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Rules- How Companies Can Respond

The SEC approved the final rules to implement the Dodd-Frank whistleblower provisions. Read and learn how companies should respond and what measures to take to ensure compliance.

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The UK Bribery Act: Roadmap to Compliance

Navigant has prepared a "Roadmap to Compliance", a high level project plan to help organizations assess their current program and make the necessary changes for enhanced compliance with the UK Bribery Act.

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The UK Bribery Act 2010: What Does it Mean for Multinationals?

Ellen Zimiles and Joseph Spinelli provide a comparison between the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the UK Bribery Act.

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Ellen Zimiles

As the Head of Global Investigations & Compliance practice and leader of the Financial Risk & Compliance segement, Ellen is a leading authority on anti-money laundering, regulatory and corporate compliance, fraud control, and public corruption matters.

Jay Perlman

Jay Perlman is a director with the Global Investigations & Compliance segment, and has 20 years of legal, regulatory compliance and investigative experience in the financial services and corporate sectors.

Sandra Desautels

Sandra Desautels is a Director in Navigant’s Global Investigations and Compliance practice. After 16 years of federal law enforcement experience, Sandra has been leading investigations and conducting compliance activities in the private sector.


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