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Editors

Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Is due diligence still due diligence?

One of the shared features of the FTX, Theranos, and Madoff disasters — through which a combined $50 billion or so of investors’ money disappeared — is the presence of ultra-sophisticated investors whose due diligence apparently failed to reveal ridiculously visible red flags.… Continue Reading

These are the biggest FCPA cases for each of the past ten years

The biggest FCPA resolutions yearly show enormous variation and no predictable pattern. Although four of the biggest cases for each of the past ten years settled for more than $1 billion, with an overall average settlement size for the ten cases of about $996 million, a couple of years were laggards.… Continue Reading

My time inside Novartis ERC

At the gatehouse, the security guard passed me a Novartis visitor’s badge, and I turned to walk down Fabrikstrasse – the campus’ central boulevard. Two thoughts popped into my head: I think I’m too early (I was) and I hope these people are friendly (they were).Continue Reading

‘Authorizing’ is at the center of most FCPA cases

Corporate subsidiaries only act on someone else’s say so. The drafters of the FCPA knew that, and that’s why the FCPA prohibits offering to pay, paying, promising to pay, or authorizing the payment of money or anything of value to a foreign official for an improper purpose.… Continue Reading