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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
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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
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Eric Carlson
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Role-Based Anti-Corruption Training

By Jeffrey M. Kaplan and Rebecca Walker

In a column published earlier this year, the New York Times’ Ethicist was asked about the ethics of an employee’s skipping FCPA compliance training where the training seemingly bore no relevance to his or her actual job.… Continue Reading

American Values Or Chinese Profits?

I am fascinated and gladdened by the FCPA Blog`s ongoing discussion — particularly the posts of Jeffrey Kaplan and John Ruggie —  concerning corporate conduct and human rights. Not only are the FCPA and human rights laws both key components of any overseas compliance function, but they bear a much deeper affinity: they are two planks of an international business law regime that increasingly distinguishes the U.S.… Continue Reading

A Murder In LA

Meanwhile, in a freezer in the Los Angeles County coroner’s office, alongside biological evidence from hundreds of other murders, the swab of the bite mark on Sherri Rasmussen’s arm lay waiting for forensic science—and the LAPD’s scrutiny—to catch up with it.… Continue Reading

More Guilty Pleas In Honduras Bribe Case

The DOJ said today that Jorge Granados, the former CEO of Miami-based Latin Node Inc. (LatiNode), pleaded guilty to conspiring to pay bribes to government officials in Honduras.

Four former senior executives of LatiNode have now pleaded guilty in the case.… Continue Reading

‘Foreign Official’ Challenge Fails Again

Judge James V. Selna yesterday denied the Carson defendants motion to dismiss ten FCPA-related counts in the indictment against them based on the definition of “foreign official” in the FCPA.

Stuart Carson, his wife Hong “Rose” Carson, Paul Cosgrove, and David Edmonds — all former executives of California-based Control Components Inc.Continue Reading

DOJ Guidance? Here It Is

An often-heard complaint in the compliance community is that the U.S. Department of Justice doesn’t issue “guidance” to help individuals and companies comply with the FCPA. But that’s not strictly true.… Continue Reading

U.S. Lawmakers Want Justice For Magnitsky

Last month, Rep. James McGovern, a Democrat from Massachusetts, introduced the “Justice for Sergei Magnitsky Act of 2011.” Two other Democrats and four Republican members co-sponsored the bill. It’s now pending before the House Judiciary Committee and the Committee on Financial Services.… Continue Reading