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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

The price for impunity is higher than ever

If Western governments sounded frustrated with Kenya’s leaders after last week’s attack at the Westgate mall, they had good reason.

The link between corruption and terrorism became clear after 9/11. So it wouldn’t have been hard to predict disastrous results eventually flowing from Kenya’s impunity.… Continue Reading

China Corruption Blotter (October 4, 2013)

Zhang Xinhua, the manger of Guangzhou-based Baiyun Nonggongshang United Co Ltd, is under investigation for accepting nearly $16 million in bribes and embezzling state assets worth $39 million. He allegedly sold state land and property to private investors in exchange for the bribes.… Continue Reading

Job: Compliance Manager

Job Title: Compliance Manager

Employer: National Oilwell Varco

Location: Houston, Texas

Job Scope

Be the primary point of contact for all import/export and international related matters in order to ensure XL Systems compliance with government requirements specific to foreign trade and logistics security on a worldwide basis .… Continue Reading

What’s expected from UK independent directors?

Effective independent non-executive directors are expected to provide high-quality, objective oversight and scrutiny of a listed company’s strategy and the performance of its executive management. By being removed from the immediate commercial pressures of executive management, they are an essential component for ensuring effective corporate governance and compliance.… Continue Reading

How do compliance officers vote with their feet?

When a compliance officer needs to vote with his feet, the key ingredients to look for at the next job are, among other things, a chief compliance officer who reports to an independent board, and incentives or bonus pay for outstanding work. … Continue Reading

We’re looking for an executive editor

The FCPA Blog has an immediate opening for an Executive Editor.

This is a new full-time and permanent position, with competitive compensation and an option to work remotely.

The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated interest in anti-corruption compliance and enforcement, some legal training or familiarity with the FCPA, UKBA and related legislation, and experience in online journalism and editing.… Continue Reading

SEC whistleblower awarded $14 million

The SEC said Tuesday a whistleblower was awarded $14 million for information that led to an enforcement action ‘that recovered substantial investor funds.’ 

The whistleblower asked not be identified, the SEC said.… Continue Reading

Enforcement Report for Q3 ‘13

DOJ and SEC enforcement of the FCPA slowed a bit during the summer months. But after a blockbuster Q2, the third quarter still saw four guilty pleas, one more than the prior quarter, and three declinations, up from two in the previous three months.… Continue Reading

In-house privilege shrinks again

A Dutch in-house lawyer with a law degree but no license isn’t entitled to the attorney-client privilege, a recent federal case held.

In Anwar v. Fairfield Greenwich Ltd, No. 09 Civ.… Continue Reading