James Tillen Quoted Regarding Increased Global Cooperation in Anti-Bribery Enforcement in Compliance Week

"Global Regulators Cooperating More on Anti-Bribery Enforcement"
Compliance Week
12.10.13James Tillen was quoted regarding global cooperation in anti-bribery enforcement actions as countries succeed in promoting information-sharing practices. "More countries will prosecute their laws, and that will lead to more collaboration between the U.S. and prosecutors of other countries, and may lead to corporations facing more exposure in more countries," Tillen said. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials has also helped to increase cooperation, according to Tillen. "That process has been very helpful in forging connections between prosecutors in different jurisdictions," he said. "Through that, they establish relationships that make getting information and evidence from different countries much easier."

While increased collaboration is encouraging, the trouble is that U.S. prosecutors do not have close ties to every country. However, while many countries are not necessarily engaging in substantive enforcement actions, increased monitoring has succeeded in "shaming countries into action, and that likely will continue," said Tillen. "More countries will prosecute their laws, and that will lead to more collaboration between the U.S. and prosecutors of other countries, and may lead to corporations facing more exposure in more countries."
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