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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

Sorry For The Harm

The World Bank last week debarred a U.K subsidiary of Macmillan Publishers for six years (reviewable after three years) after the parent company self-reported to the bank corrupt payments to public officials in Sudan.… Continue Reading

The Hard Timers

Compliance officers will want to keep a copy of the table below close at hand. What better way to answer those who insist that the FCPA is small potatoes, after all, when you look at the relatively few enforcement actions over the past 33 years.… Continue Reading

Why So Many Words?

Parker Drilling is one of the dozen or so oil and gas-related companies dragged into FCPA compliance problems by Panalpina, the Swiss logistics firm that allegedly bribed overseas customs and licensing officials on behalf of its clients.Continue Reading

The Compliance Paradox

There are signs everywhere that the FCPA is a growth industry. Enforcement activity is up, law firms, auditors, and consultants now specialize in the practice. Even the mainstream press is getting into the act — this week with Forbes’ mindless clubbing of the DOJ – Biglaw revolving door.… Continue Reading

Here Come The Global Guidelines

By Jeffrey M. Kaplan

In 1991, the U.S. government established a compelling and original model for promoting legal compliance by businesses. The federal sentencing guidelines applicable to organizations — sometimes called the Corporate Sentencing Guidelines — offered companies both strong incentives for implementing compliance and ethics (“C&E”) programs and meaningful guidance on how to do so.… Continue Reading

Pop Quiz

Does your organization have an effective compliance program? The questions below come from the government’s official description of what’s needed.

Congratulations if you can answer yes to everything. (Don’t get cocky.… Continue Reading

Avon: A Pound Of Cure

Avon Products Inc. on Friday said its expenses for an internal FCPA investigation that started two years ago have increased enough to impact results. Main Justice reported the costs to be $18 million for the last quarter.… Continue Reading