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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

Bribe allegations hit Brazil oil giant Petrobras

Petrobras CEO Maria das Gracas Foster (image courtesy of Wikipedia)Brazil’s state-run energy giant Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) is close to finishing an investigation into whether some of its officials accepted bribes from SBM Offshore NV, a service-boat supplier based in the Netherlands.… Continue Reading

China graft-busters deliver annual reports

China’s top prosecutor Cao JianmingChina’s top prosecutor Cao Jianming and Chief justice Zhou Qiang delivered work reports to the National People’s Congress during the annual parliamentary session, highlighting anti-corruption achievements in 2013 and outlining this year’s planned actions.… Continue Reading

Compliance as a return on investment (Part 1)

This is Part One of a two-part series on how compliance must present their results to upper management and the board of directors as a return on investment.

Anyone following the mainstream media or subscribing to compliance or risk-management periodicals would be forgiven for thinking that compliance and risk management were top of mind for all boards and senior management at organizations around the world.… Continue Reading

Using technology to improve your compliance program (Part 1)

This post is the first of two on compliance professionals understanding the technology that both drives their businesses and produces the data they need to manage risk.

New laws and regulations, increased oversight from global regulatory authorities and costly enforcement actions have made compliance professionals take a closer look at all of the tools they use to prevent, detect and report wrongdoing.… Continue Reading

Beyond deterrence (Part 1)

This is the first post in a series on the theories of criminal punishment on which modern anti-bribery enforcement is based.

Deterrence — most of us would agree that it’s the goal of FCPA enforcement.… Continue Reading

Cisco probes Russia bribe allegations

Cisco Systems Inc. is investigating whether some of its activities in Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia may have violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

The networking equipment manufacturer announced the internal probe in a public filing in late February.… Continue Reading