US companies’ foreign subsidiaries continue to pose major sanctions risk

The Treasury Department has underscored through penalties it has handed down this year for sanctions violations that US-based companies must subject their foreign subsidiaries to intense scrutiny.

Ex-KPMG partner asks to avoid prison in fraud case

Former accountant Thomas Whittle says he deserves to avoid prison for helping prosecutors convict two individuals over a scheme to illicitly obtain confidential information from a US accounting regulator.

Ex-Deutsche Bank traders challenge DOJ’s spoofing loss calculations

Two convicted former traders say a new method used by the DOJ to calculate losses caused by spoofing may dramatically increase their potential sentences.

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Novartis execs on compliance: “Why be afraid of the truth?”

Novartis’s Shannon Thyme Klinger and Klaus Moosmayer talk to GIR about how the pharmaceutical company changed its approach to compliance in the midst of a series of government investigations.

Behind Danske Bank’s recruitment drive to revamp its compliance

Philippe Vollot, Danske Bank’s chief compliance officer, spoke to GIR about his “obsession” with bringing in a new wave of experts to overhaul the bank’s compliance culture in the wake of a …

GIR’s In-House Investigator Series: Sébastien Bergier at Roche

The director of internal investigations at life sciences company Roche gives an overview of the company’s investigations function and the challenges that arise in internal reporting and working with external lawyers.

Airbus GC: I have total faith in the integrity of Dechert

“You have to show some loyalty to these people, because they stick their neck out for their client,” Airbus’ general counsel John Harrison told GIR.

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