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Prof. Colares discusses Olympics and corruption in Brazil on panel

Prof. Colares discusses Olympics and corruption in Brazil on panel

Jul 26, 2016
Professor Juscelino F. Colares, the Schott-van den Eyden Professor of Business Law who is also Brazilian-born, served as a panelist in the City Club/Happy Dog (West)/Cleveland Council of World Affairs program, titled Brazil--Corruption, Impeachment and the Rio Olympics.
Panama Papers and the Brazil President’s impeachment

Panama Papers and the Brazil President’s impeachment

Jun 16, 2016
The Presidential corruption scandal in Brazil and the Panama Papers, a leak of 11 million files from one of the world’s largest offshore law firms, are two of the most pressing issues in international law this spring. In this video series, Professors Richard Gordon and Juscelino Colares share their expertise.

Professor Gordon’s article on international money laundering exceeds 1,500 downloads

May 31, 2016
Professor Richard Gordon’s article, “Moving Money: International Financial Flows, Taxes & Money Laundering,” has been downloaded 1,556 as of June 1.  Few articles in SSRN ever get that kind of attention.  

DOJs new FCPA Enforcement Plan

May 27, 2016
The DOJ’s Fraud Section enacts new "Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Enforcement Plan and Guidance" initiative. The initiative is meant as a step toward "intensifying [DOJ's] investigative and prosecutorial efforts by substantially increasing [DOJ's] FCPA law enforcement resources."

The Old and the New: Dilemmas of Evolving Foreign Corruption

May 27, 2016
The FCPA defines what constitutes corrupting a foreign official, but also raises complex legal, ethical, judgmental, and representational issues for lawyers and their clients. Juscelino Colares, Associate Director of the Financial Integrity Institute, discusses the precarious position of representing client’s commercial interests within the bounds of the law while struggling with the possibility that the client’s actions, although technically legal, may be contrary to the goals of the law.
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