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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

An Abundance Of Caution

The Justice Department last week issued its first Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Opinion Procedure Release of the year. The Requestor in Release No. 09-01 is a medical device maker that wants to introduce its product to a foreign government.… Continue Reading

Prosecuting Private Overseas Corruption

Hold on. When did the United States criminalize commercial overseas bribery? We’re not talking about bribes to foreign officials under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.* But bribes overseas to private parties.… Continue Reading

More Heat Coming

The head of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement, Robert Khuzamii, said last week the agency will put more attention on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Among five specialized enforcement units to be created will be one devoted to the FCPA.… Continue Reading

Measuring Compliance

After a public company finds evidence of illegal payments overseas, there are decisions to make. Should the board launch an internal investigation? Should the company self-report its findings to the DOJ and SEC?… Continue Reading

Here Comes The SFO, Part Two

The U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office is supposed to prosecute overseas corruption. But its track record has been weak. Last month, however, it announced a break-through enforcement action against Mabey & Johnson (here).… Continue Reading

Panalpina Hit With FCPA-Related Shareholder Suit

An investment fund that owns about 5% of Panalpina World Transport (Holding) Ltd. filed a federal civil suit last month in Texas against the company, some current and former officers and directors, and its owner before its 2005 IPO in Switzerland.… Continue Reading

Hollywood FCPA Trial Set To Open

The year’s third Foreign Corrupt Practices Act trial is scheduled to start on Tuesday when the husband-and-wife movie producers arrested in 2007 face a federal jury in Los Angeles. Prosecutors allege that Gerald and Patricia Green paid more than $1.8 million in bribes to a former governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand in return for $14 million in contracts to stage the Bangkok Film Festival.… Continue Reading

Canadian Indicted For Iraq Bribes

The Justice Department said Friday that a Canadian citizen has been indicted for his alleged role in an eight-year conspiracy to defraud the United Nations Oil for Food Program (OFFP) and to bribe Iraqi government officials in connection with the sale of a chemical additive used in refining leaded fuel.… Continue Reading