Partner David Simon was quoted in a Wall Street Journal
article, “Anti-Bribery Compliance Gets Global Standard
,” on October 21, 2016. The article discussed the first-ever global standard for anti-bribery compliance programs, known as ISO 37001 and issued by the International Standards Organization. The standard was designed to help provide companies with guidance and leverage when dealing with business partners in high-risk countries.
Simon noted that the global standard won’t be a big deal for major U.S. companies that already have anti-bribery compliance programs. He was quoted saying, “The changes track current best practices. It’s the same stuff we’ve seen for forever … just in a more systematic way.”