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Harry Cassin
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Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
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Richard L. Cassin
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Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
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Marc Alain Bohn
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Bill Waite
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Shruti J. Shah
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Russell A. Stamets
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Richard Bistrong
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Eric Carlson
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Not A Perfect Law

Our good fortune here at the FCPA Blog is to be able to think and talk about the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. It’s not perfect — no human law is. But it makes a difference in the world by exposing and punishing public bribery.… Continue Reading

More Enforcement, Less Justice

The Senate’s version of the financial reform bill can be downloaded here. Under the bill, which still needs to be reconciled with the House version and signed into law, FCPA whistleblowers could receive from 10% to 30% of amounts recovered through enforcement actions.… Continue Reading

Rumblings From Oz

A month ago we asked what’s wrong in Australia. Despite multiple overseas bribery scandals, there’s been no sign of enforcement activity by the Australian Securities & Investments Commission — the chief anti-corruption agency — or anyone else down under.… Continue Reading

Why Boards Should Listen

By Jeffrey M. Kaplan and Rebecca Walker

As discussed in Part One of this post, the U.S. Sentencing Commission approved changes to the compliance-and-ethics (“C&E”) program-related provisions of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Organizations in April, one of which concerns steps companies should take after the discovery of criminal conduct.… Continue Reading

The Sporting Life

We don’t normally follow snooker news (snooker is like billiards or pool but the balls have no numbers, just colors). And the U.K.’s News of the World isn’t one of our regular sources.… Continue Reading

A Prince Of Persia

Iran has all the ingredients to be an FCPA minefield. It’s big — 66 million people in an area about the size of Alaska — and it’s the world’s 6th largest oil producer.… Continue Reading

Sentencing Guidelines: What’s Changed?

By Jeffrey M. Kaplan and Rebecca Walker

In April, the U.S. Sentencing Commission approved changes to the compliance-and-ethics-program related provisions of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Organizations. Absent Congressional action to the contrary (which is quite unlikely), the changes will go into effect in early November.… Continue Reading

SFO Facing Uncertain Future

For the second time in recent months, U.K. judges have warned the Serious Fraud Office not to make plea deals in overseas bribery cases, throwing into doubt the agency’s whistleblower program and its partnership with the U.S.Continue Reading

The Future Is Here

Dell Inc.’s FCPA compliance program was in the news this week for the right reasons. The program was certified by the Open Compliance & Ethics Group. The OCEG helps companies think about compliance systems that can be embedded into the corporate fabric.… Continue Reading