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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

Happy New Year

We wish all our readers, contributors, and sponsors a Happy New Year.

This blog was launched in 2007 with a short post about an enforcement action against Textron. That company’s compliance problems, we noted, were caused by fifth-tier French subsidiaries.… Continue Reading

The 2011 Watch List

The Justice Department said this year it has about 150 ongoing  FCPA investigations and prosecutions. It doesn’t name those under the microscope and, while issuers probably should disclose investigations, not all of them do.… Continue Reading

Moscow Activist Questions International Auditors

A correspondent sent word from Russia about Alexey Navalny — a lawyer, political activist, and popular blogger who campaigns against corruption inside Russian state-controlled companies.

He invests in the companies, attends their shareholder meetings, and never follows the script.… Continue Reading

Alcatel-Lucent Settles Bribery Case

In one of the biggest Foreign Corrupt Practices Act settlements of all time, Paris-based Alcatel-Lucent S.A. will pay $137 million for bribing officials in Costa Rica, Honduras, Malaysia, and Taiwan.

The company and three subsidiaries will pay $92 million to resolve criminal charges with the DOJ and $45 million in disgorgement to the SEC.… Continue Reading

What They Said

The best part of what we do here is working with people from every corner of the compliance community. This past year, for example, our bylined contributors — all experts in their fields — brought new ideas, solid scholarship, and a fresh perspective about the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and its enforcement.… Continue Reading

H-P, Mark Hurd And The FCPA

Will new investigations by the SEC into the departure of Hewlett Packard’s former CEO converge with ongoing probes into the company’s overseas sales practices?

Mark Hurd headed H-P for five years until he left the company in August.… Continue Reading

Fox’s Favorites For 2010

Attorney Thomas Fox looks back on 2010’s most memorable enforcement actionsBy Thomas Fox

As December is a time for reflection on the past twelve months, I have been considering the FCPA year.Continue Reading

Former Latin Node Execs Charged

The DOJ announced the arrest today of two former executives of Miami-based telecommunications company Latin Node Inc. (LatiNode). They’re charged with paying more than $500,000 in bribes to government officials in Honduras.… Continue Reading

Trouble For BAE’s U.K. Plea Deal

A judge in London today adjourned sentencing of BAE under its plea deal with the Serious Fraud Office until tomorrow — “after hearing submissions and argument about the nature” of certain payments by BAE in Africa, according to an updated report in thebriberyact.comContinue Reading