Top 5 Things You Should Know About Protecting Investors

Investors play a key role in the success of many businesses. They invest their capital into your business to provide the money necessary to fund your ideas, visions, plans, and products. By doing so, they allow new businesses to start or existing businesses to grow and flourish. At the same time, they are taking on great risk; if your business succeeds, they should get a substantial return on their investment, whereas if it fails […]

Due Diligence for Non-Profits

There are times when non-profits fail to live up to their mission statement and stray into unethical or illegal activity such as mismanagement, fraud, or embezzlement. Additionally, non-profit executives may have a history of financial crimes, abuse or sexual harassment, amongst other harmful characteristics...

Best Practices in Executive Due Diligence

With so many recent scandals at senior executive levels, often resulting in dismissals and resignations, more companies are becoming proactive in checking the backgrounds of their executive ranks.

The issues range from fraud and embezzlement involving governments, sometimes implicating national and international law firms and auditors, to more than three dozen senior executives accused of sexual misconduct in one year alone (2018).

Egregious examples of recent corporate scandals such as 1MDB involving $4.2bn embezzlement from a state-owned […]

International Due Diligence Investigations – Episode 4 Innovation and Continuity


Unlocking the secrets in M&A transactions for greater transparency and risk mitigation

 

I recently had the honor of speaking about various aspects of due diligence investigations with Tom Fox, The Compliance Evangelist. We explore issues ranging from deal volatility, succession liability and reputational damage in M&A transactions, to due diligence nightmares and how to prevent them. Unlocking hidden and undisclosed information that may […]

International Due Diligence Investigations – Episode 3, What Is and Is Not Working

We discussed ways through the maelstrom to find useful and actionable information for your compliance program. In Part 3, we consider what works […]

In this 5 part series, I am visiting with Tom Fox, the Compliance Evangelist. We consider various aspects of international due diligence investigations. In many ways this can be viewed as finding a needle in the corporate haystack of information and data.

We discussed ways through the maelstrom to find useful and actionable information for your compliance program. In Part 3, we consider what works […]

International Due Diligence Investigations – Episode 2, Insights from Recent FCPA Enforcement Actions

Incomplete due diligence results lead to a fragmented view of risks

 

I recently spoke with Tom Fox, The Compliance Evangelist on The Compliance Podcast Network regarding insights from recent enforcement actions, where we considered various aspects of international due diligence investigations. In many ways this can be viewed as finding a needle in the corporate haystack of information and data. We looked at actions that […]

International Due Diligence Investigations: Episode 1 When Basic Due Diligence Is No Longer Enough

It was an honor to be discussing due diligence investigations this week with Tom Fox, The Compliance Evangelist.

The following is excerpted from a series of 5 podcasts, taking a deeper look at a variety of compliance tools and issues faced by CCO’s.

In many ways this can be viewed as finding a needle in the corporate haystack of information and data.In Episode I, we consider why basic Level […]

It was an honor to be discussing due diligence investigations this week with Tom Fox, The Compliance Evangelist.

The following is excerpted from a series of 5 podcasts, taking a deeper look at a variety of compliance tools and issues faced by CCO’s.

In many ways this can be viewed as finding a needle in the corporate haystack of information and data.In Episode I, we consider why basic Level […]

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