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Harry Cassin
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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
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Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
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Richard Bistrong
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Eric Carlson
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Resource Alert: The FCPA Database

Late Friday night. The phone rings. ‘Potentially sensitive payments in Azerbaijan.’ What’s the local law on corruption? What about anti-money laundering legislation? If an internal investigation is needed, what are the local privacy laws?Continue Reading

Walmart Joins Our Corporate Investigations List

Walmart last week disclosed in its latest SEC filing an internal investigation into possible violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

The world’s biggest retailer said the investigation began after information was discovered during a compliance review, and ‘from other sources,’ which may mean one or more whistleblowers.… Continue Reading

Navigating A World Of Conflicts

Jeff Kaplan’s Conflict of Interest Blog has already become the authoritative voice for COI discussion online.

Topics covered in recent posts include:

  • Conflicts training for senior managers – why and how to do it
  • Waiving conflicts of interest, and the danger of “reverse” conflicts
  • Ways to ensure compliance with the conflicts standards of customers and other key third parties
  • Why conflicts matter so much – lessons from the classroom

It’s no surprise that Kaplan’s fresh insights and great writing on the COI Blog are attracting cheers from around the world.… Continue Reading

Mark Makepeace Makes A Difference

As founder and CEO of FTSE Group, Mark Makepeace created the FTSE4Good Index. It helps investors find companies that meet CSR (corporate social responsibility) criteria.

To earn an FTSE4Good Certificate of Membership, companies have to demonstrate a commitment to “environmental sustainability, developing positive relationships with stakeholders and upholding and supporting human rights.”… Continue Reading