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A Simple Key to Understanding Corruption in the Construction Industry
Blake A. Coppotelli
Sept. 30, 2015

In the 14 years since I left the New York County District Attorney’s office as Chief of the Construction Industry Strike Force and Labor Racketeering Unit, not much has changed in the metropolitan-area construction industry. It is still rife with fraud and corruption. A year does not go by without ... [read more...]



Anti-Bribery Compliance: Tips for Developing an Effective Program
Blake Coppotelli & Thomas Melvin
Oct. 15, 2014

Depending on the severity of the underlying conduct, anti-bribery compliance could be a matter of life and death for a domestic or foreign company under the jurisdiction of the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the United Kingdom Bribery Act 2010 (UK Bribery Act), or any other foreign anti-bribery ... [read more...]



Tangible Risks of Virtual Currencies
Walter Donaldson, Steven Szaroleta, and Andrew Cooper
Sept. 12, 2014

The advent of the Internet revolutionized the concept of worldwide commerce. It created an environment where currency could be traded or exchanged electronically, without regard to traditional physical, technological, legal, political or cultural barriers. Since this intersection of technology and commerce, we have seen significant advancements to Internet transactions in ... [read more...]



Preparing for the Worst in the Work Place - Active Shooters
Steve Tidwell and Steven Szaroleta
Aug. 7, 2014

Recently, an armed patient entered a hospital outside of Philadelphia, PA where he shot and killed a caseworker and wounded a hospital physician. This tragedy raises the question: how would your employees react if an active shooter were to enter the workplace?

Due to the global media exposure of recent ... [read more...]



Managing Conflicts of Interest to Prevent 'Ethics by Crisis'
Matthew Dolan
June 25, 2014

Introduction

An integral part of compliance within any organization is a robust ethical culture that serves to drive employees’ actions. Many corporate leaders will rest when a well-written code of conduct is on the shelf and employees attend annual ethics training. Although these are important pieces to building an ethical ... [read more...]



Part II - Anti-Bribery and Corruption Compliance: An Effective Program
Elliott Leary, Jennifer Hammond, and Steven Szaroleta
June 9, 2014

INTRODUCTION

As discussed in our recent article, Anti-Bribery and Corruption Compliance: The Role of Transactional Testing in a Proactive Review,1 the importance of implementing appropriate internal controls through accounting transaction testing highlights the difference between an adequate anti-corruption program and one that could be exceptional. Transactional testing can expose ... [read more...]



Anti-Bribery and Corruption Compliance: The Role of Transactional Testing in a Proactive Review
Elliott Leary, Jennifer Hammond, and Steven Szaroleta
April 23, 2014

Introduction

Evaluating Anti-Bribery and Corruption (A-B&C) internal controls through the testing of accounting transactions highlights the difference between an adequate anti-corruption program and one that is exceptional. Transactional testing can expose gaps and identify weaknesses in the existing control environment. The process ensures that there is an early-warning system in ... [read more...]