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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

Nordion Discloses Investigation

Ontario, Canada-based Nordion Inc. disclosed Wednesday in a Form 6-K (Report of Foreign Private Issuer) filed with the SEC that it’s investigating a foreign supplier and other third parties for potential FCPA and Canadian law compliance issues.… Continue Reading

Conflict Minerals Due Diligence

Reporting companies that might be using conflict minerals, according to the SEC, have to perform due diligence that ‘must conform to a nationally or internationally recognized due diligence framework, such as the due diligence guidance approved by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).’… Continue Reading

Interview with Vincente Martinez of the CFTC Whistleblower Program: Part III

This is Part III of a four-part interview with Vincente Martinez, Director of the CFTC Whistleblower Office (WBO). Click here for Part I and Part II.

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As companies adjust to the new whistleblowing regimes under the Dodd-Frank Act, what changes do you recommend that they make to their existing compliance programs to ensure they are adequately prepared to manage whistleblowers and/or CFTC inquiries in response to whistleblower complaints?Continue Reading

Strip Stamp ‘Scandal in the Making’ in the Philippines

In editorials directly addressing Bureau of Internal Revenue Commissioner Kim Henares, two Philippines-based journalists urged the government to exercise “extreme caution” before entertaining a contract bid from Chinese laser technology company Huagong Tech Company Ltd.… Continue Reading

What, Then, Are Conflict Minerals?

Under the SEC’s new 356-page conflict minerals rule, reporting companies must now disclose their use of tantalum, tin, gold, or tungsten mined in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or a contiguous country.… Continue Reading

Interview with Vincente Martinez of the CFTC Whistleblower Program: Part I

In 2010, the Dodd-Frank Act created whistleblower bounty programs in both the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). While readers of this blog are familiar with the SEC’s program because of its impact on FCPA enforcement, they may not be as familiar with the CFTC’s program. … Continue Reading