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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

Resource Alert: ‘Recent Trends And Patterns’

Shearman & Sterling has just released the latest edition of its bi-annual ‘Recent Trends and Patterns in the Enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.’

If you’ve read earlier versions, you know it’s packed with useful data and insightful analysis.… Continue Reading

The Singapore XXX Files

Tropical Singapore is experiencing an outbreak of a different sort — sex and corruption scandals.

Last week, according to Bloomberg’s Andrea Tan, an associate professor at the National University of Singapore was charged with corruption ‘for allegedly trading better grades for sex with a female student.’… Continue Reading

Grainger Investigation Over, No Big Discoveries

Industrial supplier WW Grainger Inc said last week that its internal investigation didn’t substantiate ‘significant use of gift cards for improper purposes in China.’

in March, Illinois-based Grainger said gift-giving practices by employees in China triggered an FCPA investigation.… Continue Reading

Halliburton Opens New Investigation

Oil and gas services giant Halliburton said it has opened a new investigation into payments by operations in Angola and Iraq.

The payments to third-party agents were for customs clearance and visa issues.… Continue Reading

Navalny Arrest Imminent?

Russian anti-corruption activist and opposition leader Alexei Navalny is reportedly facing arrest on Monday for abusing his authority as a volunteer advisor to a regional governor.

The Independent said Navalny’s lawyers confirmed Russian media reports that Navlany will be charged Monday with extortion.… Continue Reading

Limits Of Corporate Democracy

It is hard to argue that the current amount of fines is sufficiently “punitive” to deter corporate misconduct given the overall size of the companies engaging in misconduct. Some argue that the answer is just to raise the amount of fines and penalties against companies to draconian levels.… Continue Reading

The Last Panalpina Case?

Houston-based Schlumberger Limited still faces a DOJ investigation for bribes paid to customs officials by global logistics firm Panalpina.

In 2010, Panalpina and six of its customers made FCPA history when they simultaneously settled with the DOJ and SEC.… Continue Reading

Stryker’s Latest Disclosure

Here’s Michigan-based Stryker Corporation’s full FCPA disclosure from its Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on July 24. The company makes medical devices used for implants and reconstructive procedures.

In 2007 we disclosed that the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) made an inquiry of us regarding possible violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) in connection with the sale of medical devices in certain foreign countries.

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