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Mexico in Crosshairs Of Precedent Setting 2016 FCPA Enforcement Actions

Mexico in Crosshairs Of Precedent Setting 2016 FCPA Enforcement Actions

It may come as no surprise that doing business in China holds a high risk of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations. However, the record-setting numbers of FCPA enforcement actions seen in 2016 placed Mexico in a close second.
With increases in multi-jurisdictional anti-corruption...





Avoiding Emerging Cybersecurity Whistleblower Pitfalls

Avoiding Emerging Cybersecurity Whistleblower Pitfalls

Securities law violations are a major focus of regulatory compliance programs across the industry. Yet not all organizations realize the threat cybersecurity breaches pose to company viability. A new breed of corporate whistleblower is cropping up among marketplace professionals – the...

SEC Announces Record Enforcement Actions for FY2016

SEC Announces Record Enforcement Actions for FY2016

On October 11, 2016, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released its fiscal year 2016 (FY2016) enforcement results, reporting collections totaling over $4 billion in disgorgement and penalties out of a record 868 enforcement actions against executives, companies and...



FINRA’s Top 5 Enforcement Action Sanctions Of 2015

In 2015 alone, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) brought more than 1,510 disciplinary actions, charged $95.1 million in fines and ordered $96.6 million in restitution payments.
Those violations resulting in the largest fines and monetary sanctions imposed in 2015 provide a...

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