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Podcast ESG, Risk, and Due Diligence

Originally a tool for investors, ESG is increasingly used by other corporate stakeholders to evaluate risks associated with sustainability, human rights, and governance among business partners. In this episode, Sarah Carpenter of Assent Compliance talks with PSA’s Michael Olver about how ESG can be leveraged by risk management programs to achieve a...

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Analysis FCPA Risk Overview: Latin America

Latin American countries have presented significant FCPA risks in recent years. Of the 82 FCPA cases settled in the last five years, 31 have involved the top five Latin American economies: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Mexico.  PSA’s new regional FCPA Risk Overview provides a data-driven survey of corruption risks and FCPA enforcement...

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Brief FCPA Risk in the Healthcare Sector

Healthcare is among the most penalized sectors when it comes to FCPA enforcement. Pharmaceutical, medical supply, and medical technology companies face extensive exposure to government officials due to high volumes of sales to government end-users and a heightened need for regulatory approvals. In addition to these typical FCPA risk factors,...

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Analysis Due Diligence on Agricultural Suppliers

Mitigating third-party, ESG, and supply chain risks

Agricultural suppliers can be considered high risks for environmental, human rights, and labor issues. They often operate in low-information environments, where facts on the ground are challenging to confirm. This combination of high-risks and high-uncertainty means companies relying on or investing in agricultural...

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Podcast Managing Cross-Border Asset Tracing and Recovery Investigations

Asset recovery in international fraud cases can present considerable challenges and risks. After building a case and pursuing recoveries across diverse jurisdictions, victims may still recover only pennies on the dollar. In this episode, Martin Kenney of Martin Kenney & Co. shares his unparalleled insights into creating layered strategies and managing multidisciplinary...

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Podcast SAMLA and the New UK Sanctions Regime

SAMLA, the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2018, represents the United Kingdom’s establishment of an independent sanctions policy in preparation for Brexit at the end of 2020. The legislation’s sanctions provisions are now in force and the UK Foreign Office has already designated several sanctioned parties. While these initially...

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Podcast The Caesar Act and US Sanctions Enforcement in 2020

The United States’ Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act came into force in June, expanding the existing sanctions regime against the Assad regime. The legislation highlights oil and gas and construction sectors as potential targets and opens the door to expanded sanctions on third country nationals engaging with Damascus. PSA CEO...

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