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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

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Gov’t Halts SFO Vivisection

The BBC reported Saturday that British home secretary Theresa May has ended her plans to break up the Serious Fraud Office.

Last week, May’s plan to chop the SFO in half and send its investigative and prosecution functions to other agencies drew heavy fire.… Continue Reading

Anti-Corruption Compliance Program Charters

By Jeffrey M. Kaplan and Rebecca Walker

Do you have a charter or similar document for your compliance program? Approximately 83% of the companies responding to date to the anti-corruption compliance program benchmarking survey we are conducting with the FCPA Blog do.… Continue Reading

The Soldier’s Faith

Today we’re honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice, and all who have been willing to do so.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., a senior at Harvard in 1861, joined the army and saw action in the Civil War, suffering wounds at Ball’s Bluff, Antietam, and Fredericksburg.… Continue Reading

The Road To Asia

We’ll be in Asia soon for talks in Singapore and Hong Kong.

With UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) and others, we’ll talk about best practices in compliance. The events are sponsored by blog sponsor World-Check.… Continue Reading

A Success Plan For Lawyers

Most people a hundred years ago thought there were far too many lawyers in this country, and too many new law graduates each year.

Of the 150 or so law schools then, at least a half dozen had more than 500 enrollees, and many of the young hopefuls across the country were taking on alarming amounts of debt in exchange for a hoped-for law degree.… Continue Reading

Feds Fire Back At ICE

The DOJ and Alcatel-Lucent this week responded to the petition filed by Costa Rica’s Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad, S.A. (ICE) for victim’s status and restitution.

The DOJ’s filing opened with references to ICE’s “vitriolic allegations and false accusations questioning the motives, competence, and conduct” of the DOJ and SEC.… Continue Reading

Under The FCPA, Where Are Victim’s Rights?

By Jordan Maglich

As readers of the FCPA Blog know, the past few years have seen a dramatic rise in FCPA prosecutions. In 2010 alone, companies settling FCPA-related charges paid $1.8 billion in monetary penalties, nearly tripling the $641 million paid in 2009.… Continue Reading