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An interview with Airbus GC John Harrison

An interview with Airbus GC John Harrison

May 20, 2020, GIR

In an exclusive interview with GIR, the Airbus GC provides a behind-the-scenes look at the process to agree the largest foreign bribery resolution to date, discusses his considerations around self-reporting, presents further detail on the individual hired to oversee the company’s consent agreement with the State Department, and more.

Senior Peru prosecutor: coronavirus shouldn’t get corruption suspects out of pre-trial detention

Senior Peru prosecutor: coronavirus shouldn’t get corruption suspects out of pre-trial detention

May 06, 2020, GIR

The senior Peruvian prosecutor addressed the immediate challenges that the coronavirus has presented for the country’s justice system, Peru’s progress in Odebrecht-linked investigations, and what the country can learn from Brazil to improve anti-corruption enforcement.

EU anti-fraud chief: member states need to prosecute more

EU anti-fraud chief: member states need to prosecute more

April 21, 2020, GIR

The head of the EU’s anti-fraud watchdog spoke to GIR about the inner workings of the agency, the challenges it faces and its future with the nascent European Public Prosecutor’s Office.

Dutch sanctions probe into Crimea bridge project nears end

Dutch sanctions probe into Crimea bridge project nears end

April 17, 2020, JUST SANCTIONS

The Netherlands’ lead sanctions prosecutor spoke to GIR about its major investigation, the uptick in enforcement and how her team wants to work with the private sector.

GIR’s In-House Investigator Series: Jill Mason at Orthofix

GIR’s In-House Investigator Series: Jill Mason at Orthofix

April 09, 2020, GIR

Medical device company Orthofix’s chief compliance officer Jill Mason has seen the company through a Justice Department DPA, an SEC enforcement action and related monitorship, and a five-year corporate integrity agreement with the Office of the Inspector General. With the final resolution of these matters squarely in the company’s past, she explains how Orthofix evolved and why having an independent consultant was a great experience for Orthofix.

DOJ official: Private-sector tip-offs fuelling economic espionage cases

DOJ official: Private-sector tip-offs fuelling economic espionage cases

April 03, 2020, JUST SANCTIONS

Jay Bratt, the chief of the counterintelligence and export control section of the Justice Department’s national security division, spoke to GIR about China-led economic espionage, covid-19 and the progress of the department’s new voluntary disclosure programme.

France readying charges against individuals in Airbus bribery probe

France readying charges against individuals in Airbus bribery probe

March 04, 2020, GIR

“This is part of our policy here at the PNF: that companies are not the only ones that are accountable for corrupt practices, but individuals are also accountable for the conduct,” a senior French prosecutor told GIR in an interview.

Olivier Catherine on Sapin II, AFA audits and the French paradox

Olivier Catherine on Sapin II, AFA audits and the French paradox

December 09, 2019, GIR

The Paris-based group general counsel at French electrical parts distributor Sonepar – the first company to have successfully completed an audit by France’s anti-corruption agency, AFA – speaks to GIR about his company’s approach to investigations and his thoughts on the local enforcement landscape.

Danske Bank aims to lead the Nordics’ fight against financial crime

Danske Bank aims to lead the Nordics’ fight against financial crime

September 25, 2019, GIR

Satnam Lehal, Danske Bank's head of financial crime compliance, spoke to GIR in an interview about the bank's response to one of the world's largest money laundering scandals.

Glenn Leon: “We view the engagement with our outside counsel as a partnership”

Glenn Leon: “We view the engagement with our outside counsel as a partnership”

July 11, 2019, GIR

Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s chief ethics and compliance officer – and former federal prosecutor – Glenn Leon explains the situations in which he would rely on outside counsel, why he stocked his team with other former law enforcement officials, and how HP keeps tabs on internal compliance reports from across the globe.