CSR Programs and Charitable Donations: FCPA Compliance Challenges

By William Marquardt

Introduction

Companies in the mining and energy sectors often operate in remote locations and find themselves working with indigenous communities who have no official say in the company’s operations, and yet are often dependent on these businesses to provide critical public services. In some jurisdictions these services are part of the concession or a statutory requirement of being allowed to operate in the locality, while others have no formal structure. Continue reading CSR Programs and Charitable Donations: FCPA Compliance Challenges

National Law Journal Names Adam Cohen a 2015 CyberSecurity & Data Privacy Trailblazer

BRG press release

Berkeley Research Group Managing Director Adam I. Cohen is among The National Law Journal’s 2015 CyberSecurity & Data Privacy Trailblazers, which honors top individuals in the nation who have changed the legal world through the use of innovative cybersecurity and data privacy strategies.

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New York State’s New Regulation to Stem Terror Financing

By David Holley

In the last few years, the New York State Department of Financial Services (“NYSDFS”) has fined financial institutions billions of dollars for lapses in their terrorist financing, sanctions, and anti-money laundering compliance programs. In recent enforcement actions, the NYSDFS has not only levied fines, but also sought to hold individuals involved in intentional circumvention of these laws accountable by seeking their termination or banning them from working in New York State–licensed entities.

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