Editors

Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
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

Bill Steinman
Contributing Editor

Pfizer, Wyeth Pay $60 Million In Settlement

A subsidiary of Pfizer Inc. agreed with the DOJ today to pay a $15 million criminal penalty to resolve FCPA violations in Bulgaria, Croatia, Kazakhstan, and Russia.

Pfizer also agreed with the SEC to pay $26.3 million in disgorgement of profits and pre-judgment interest to settle civil charges.… Continue Reading

Voices Against Corruption

Corruption is not a small problem in Egypt and, in fact, threatens to undermine the state. The finance committee of the Egyptian parliament’s upper house, the Shura Council, confirmed this in a recently released report that has reportedly “created a firestorm.” In it, committee members conclude that corruption is the “main reason” for Egypt’s worsening financial situation.… Continue Reading

SEC Subpoena For Teva

Israel’s Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited said it was subpoenaed by the SEC because of potential FCPA compliance problems in Latin America.

Drug-maker Teva, one of Israel’s biggest companies, said in an SEC filing last week it is cooperating with the U.S.… Continue Reading

The Music Didn’t Die After All

It turned out that the music didn’t die after all and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife enforcement of the Lacey Act against Gibson Guitar Corp. was justified.

On August 6, 2012, the Department of Justice announced it had reached a resolution of charges against Gibson Guitar for violations of the Lacey Act, which a 111-year-old law, that originally enacted to protect wildlife.… Continue Reading