Author Archive | Kendra & Justin

Chinese Company Required to Hire U.S. Compliance Officers

In April, ZTE, China’s largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer, was sentenced to a seven year denial of export privileges for illegally shipping telecommunications equipment to Iran and North Korea.  The export denial bars American companies from selling components to the Shenzhen-based company.  ZTE depends on U.S. companies for parts used in its networking gear and smartphones.  […]

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Kendra Cook Named Vice Chair of IEEE Aerospace Conference

C2I founding partner Kendra Cook was named Vice Chair of the IEEE Aerospace Conference this week in Big Sky, MT. The international IEEE Aerospace Conference, with AIAA and PHM Society as technical cosponsors, is organized to promote interdisciplinary understanding of aerospace systems, their underlying science and technology, and their applications to government and commercial endeavors. […]

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Whistleblower Reality

On November 1, the FPCA Blog published a post from an anonymous contributor who is a whistleblower.  In the very candid article, the whistleblower describes what it’s like to repeatedly attempt to report issues internally, only to be turned away.  This person’s compliance department warned them not to send or distribute the information that was […]

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Understanding What Your Code Of Conduct Can And Should Be – By Joel A. Rogers

At the simplest level, a Code of Conduct should be a user-friendly guide for employees, written in plain language, that helps them navigate ethical issues in their everyday business activities. When they function at their best, good Codes of Conduct deliver a powerful message to readers both inside and outside of the company. They communicate to […]

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Hottest Industries for FCPA Investigations

A new tool has been launched that tracks open Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FPCA) investigations.  The FCPA Tracker (https://fcpatracker.com/) scans for and analyzes public disclosures by companies and agencies about FCPA-related investigations.  The top five industries with the most ongoing FCPA-related investigations, according to FCPA Tracker, are: 1. Oil and Gas Services — 24 2. Telecommunications […]

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Bombardier Investigation Illustrates Importance of Doing Your Due Diligence

Bombardier, a company that produces aircraft and train equipment and is headquartered in Montréal, Canada is under scrutiny after one of its sales executives in the Sweden office was arrested. In 2013, the Stockholm-based train division of Bombardier won a $350 million contract to supply Azerbaijan with an interlocking system for railway switches and signals. […]

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Justin Cook Provides Seminar and One-On-One Consultations to MT Companies

As a Montana World Trade Center Tech Expert Team member, Justin Cook provided a half-day seminar on “Regulated Exports” to Montana small businesses on 2 March 2017.  After the seminar, Justin spent the afternoon providing one-on-one consultations to companies who desired more individualized advice. His expertise stems from a deep understanding of U.S. export regulations, […]

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