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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

Compliance Officers Troubled By Third-Party Risk

A new FCPA study from Kroll (a sponsor of the FCPA Blog) found that the majority of corporate compliance officers at U.S. multinationals believe they’re exposed to bribery risk and fall short on best practices when it comes to third party screening, facilitating payments, and political donations.… Continue Reading

Suspension & Debarment Part I: An Introduction

In this era of outsourced government, nothing strikes fear in the hearts of government contractors like the words “suspension” and “debarment.” Given recent legislative initiatives designed to increase the prominence and use of this tool, a company’s familiarity with the U.S.… Continue Reading

Small Bribes Cause Big Flap

There’s no exception in the FCPA for ‘small’ (de minimus) bribes. The statute outlaws any payment or promise to pay anything of value.

Because the de minimus standard isn’t there, critics call the FCPA impractical and out of step with the way the world really works.… Continue Reading

The Chinese Pretender

From the China Compliance Digest (Issue No. 17: May 28, 2012):

 An article in Legal Daily portrayed Hejin City’s new housing bureau director Xue Xinming as a kind of Chinese Baron Munchausen, constantly reinventing his background to suit the requirements of whatever promotion he was seeking at the time.… Continue Reading

No Sentencing Date For Bodmer

The Swiss lawyer who pleaded guilty in 2004 to helping move money used to bribe Azeri officials hasn’t been sentenced, and court records indicate no sentencing date is pending.

Hans Bodmer, 57, faces up to ten years in prison for a money laundering conspiracy while he worked for Viktor Kozeny.… Continue Reading

Suu Kyi’s Amazing Journey

Aung San Suu Kyi traveled to Thailand this week for the World Economic Forum on East Asia. It’s the first time in 24 years the ruling junta allowed her to leave Myanmar.… Continue Reading