Skip to content

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

Lindsey Jury Sworn In

A jury was selected and sworn in on Wednesday in federal court in LA in one of the biggest FCPA cases to make it to trial. The defendants include Lindsey Manufacturing, Dr.… Continue Reading

Respecting Human Rights: The Role Of Compliance And Ethics Officers

By Jeffrey M. Kaplan

On March 24, the United Nations published its Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights: Implementing the United Nations “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework, which, as described in an accompanying press release, offers “for the first time an authoritative global standard for preventing and addressing the risk of adverse human rights impacts linked to business activity.”… Continue Reading

To Test Internal Controls, Ask: How Long?

The speaker was a national partner in a big accounting firm. What he said was simple and profound: “When it comes to internal controls, ask yourself how long it would take to detect an improper payment.… Continue Reading

Internal Auditors Can Ease Compliance Pain

By Steve Biskie

Internal audit departments are uniquely positioned to help business leaders understand and navigate the risks of FCPA across the organization. A technology-enabled strategy using audit analytics is a cornerstone of an effective and efficient FCPA compliance program.… Continue Reading

Ball Corporation Resolves SEC Charges

On March 24, Colorado-based Ball Corporation paid a $300,000 penalty to settle civil FCPA books and records and internal control charges brought by the the SEC.

Ball, a manufacturer of metal packaging for beverages, foods and household products, paid $106,000 in bribes through its Argentine subsidiary Formametal, S.A.… Continue Reading

Angela Aguilar Alleges DOJ Misconduct

The Mexican woman held in a California jail since her arrest on FCPA charges in August has alleged that prosecutors withheld from her lawyers information about intercepted phone and email logs and violated her attorney-client and spousal privileges.… Continue Reading

FBI ‘Sloppy’ In Lindsey Investigation

Federal District Court Judge A. Howard MatzA correspondent in LA sent the following dispatch from the courtroom about yesterday’s action in the Lindsey case:

There was a two hour hearing Wednesday afternoon on the defendants’ Franks motion.… Continue Reading

For Company Counsel, Even More Complications

Two recent cases have focused attention on the hard choices faced by company counsel involved in criminal investigations and prosecutions.

The cases didn’t involve the FCPA. But they hold lessons for lawyers and executives dealing with FCPA compliance and enforcement.… Continue Reading

Are We Scared Yet?

File this story under bribery and public safety.

The AP reported yesterday that two more Indian airline pilots with fake licenses they bought by bribing government officials have been arrested.

So far, six pilots and some aviation officials are under investigation.… Continue Reading