Mark Cohen spoke to Compliance Week for its article “Ralph Lauren vs. Total: A Tale of Two FCPA Violators,” which highlighted the very different outcomes for clothing retailer Ralph Lauren Corp. and French oil and gas company Total S.A. for Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations. Cohen remarks, “The size of the bribes and how many years they've been paid out speak to the government's view of the company's conduct.” He added, “A larger bribe paid out over many years is going to be a more negative factor for a company than a one-time incident.”