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    November 13th, 2017

    Seeking Guidance from the Mintz Group in China: NPR
    TOPICS: No topics

    The day after President Trump arrived in China recently, National Public Radio sought out Randal Phillips, a Mintz Group partner who heads the company’s Beijing office, for insight into the rising Asian nation. On November 7, NPR’s Morning Edition ran a seven-minute interview with Phillips from Beijing that touched on his 28 years in the […]

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    November 10th, 2017

    Jim Mintz Washington Post Interview: This Is How Corrupt Politicians Launder Money

    How corrupt politicians launder money. Financial investigator Jim Mintz has been following dirty money for decades. Here’s what he noticed in the indictment against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Transcript: 00:00     I’ve been tracing dirty money for more than 30 years. Studying kleptocrats all over the world, distinct patterns emerge. 00:11     The thing about […]

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    October 27th, 2017

    New Yorker Magazine Profile of Jim Mintz and Irwin Chen and Our Game Kleptocrat

    New Yorker magazine profiles Jim Mintz (CEO)and Irwin Chen (Director of Visualization Design), who created our game Kleptocrat, which you can download from the Apple app store. Reporter Mark Singer’s article “The Do’s and Don’ts of Kleptocracy,” includes interviews of Jim and Irwin about the app. They explain how they studied notorious cases of kleptocracy and found patterns of […]

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    October 11th, 2017

    European companies must restrict use of social media in screening job applicants

    A European Union data-protection panel is placing conditions on corporate HR executives who want to look into job seekers’ social-media accounts during background screenings. The EU group says companies can examine prospective employees’ LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and other accounts only when “the collection of those data is necessary and relevant to the performance of the […]

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    October 3rd, 2017

    Mintz Group partner: Chinese know less than you assume
    TOPICS: Due diligence

    When The New Yorker magazine set out to research the danger of nuclear war with North Korea, writer Evan Osnos contacted Randal Phillips, a Mintz Group partner who heads the company’s Beijing office. In the article, Osnos described an episode from 2008, when North Korea’s then-dictator, Kim Jong Il, suffered a stroke. “Randal Phillips, a […]

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