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The Morning Risk Report: Asian Companies More Alert to FCPA Risks

Asian companies are increasingly alert to the risks of bribery, although they aren’t attuned to the behavior regulators often see as good compliance practice, according to two experts speaking on a panel in Tokyo.

A focus by U.S. prosecutors on punishing individuals for wrongdoing has grabbed the attention of companies in Asia, said Ben Rowse, managing director for Asia at investigations firm Nardello & Co., and Christopher Frey, a lawyer at law firm Paul Weiss. The risk of individuals being prosecuted has caused a “mind shift” among companies, whereas even a penalty as large as $300 million on a company “isn’t going to sink the ship,” said Mr. Rowse, speaking Thursday at a joint event hosted by WSJ Risk & Compliance and Dow Jones Risk & more

Lucy Fato joins Nardello as general counsel
This week the global investigations firm Nardello & Company appointed Lucy Fato managing director, head of the Americas and global general counsel, starting October 11. During her more than 25 years of experience in the legal, compliance, regulatory and corporate governance arena, Fato has advised corporations, financial institutions and boards of directors on a variety of governance issues. Nardello & Company’s clients, which comprise legal and compliance teams and boards of directors of publicly listed multinational firms, will benefit from her more
Former McGraw Hill General Counsel Lucy Fato Joins Investigations Firm Nardello & Co.
Global investigations firm Nardello & Co. recently announced that Lucy Fato will be joining the firm as managing director, head of the Americas and global general counsel on October 11, 2016. Previously, Fato was executive vice president and general counsel of McGraw Hill Financial (now known as S&P Global). In addition to her work as general counsel, Fato will be doing anti-corruption more