U.S. regulators are making one thing crystal clear to companies—or at least to companies that are paying attention: There are no longer any excuses for not having an effective and comprehensive compliance policy and program.
The government’s stance is sweeping, and it showed up in three recent moves. All of them signal how important it is for companies to adopt and implement broad policies and programs that are detailed and comprehensive enough to incorporate compliance with:
- U.S. antitrust laws
- Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions policies
- the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
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