Matthew J. Feeley, a shareholder in our Litigation section, was quoted in The Wall Street Journal Risk & Compliance Journal section article "The Morning Risk Report: Activist Group Changes Anti-Corruption Landscape"
Matthew discusses how NGO groups like Global Witness are changing the way bribery is uncovered and enforcement unfolds as the government tackles anti-corruption.
U.S. anti-corruption enforcers have long said they get helpful tips from international media, and anti-corruption activists can give finely focused details that might be even more helpful, said Matthew Feeley from law firm Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney.
“The growth in power and scope of NGOs like Global Witness is changing the landscape. Entities like Global Witness are finely focused and philosophically motivated to expose corruption,” he said. There’s also a practical element to the change Global Witness brought to anti-corruption reporting, with an approach that gave practitioners information they could act on, said anti-corruption expert Thomas Fox. “In addition to exposing the persons, entities and structures involved, they have made the information available in a manner which the nuts and bolts compliance practitioner can use in a best practices compliance program,” he said.Full article is available here (subscription required)