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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

Tom Fox: The Petrobras scandal reaches into Texas

For those who think the U.S. government shouldn’t be concerned with the Petrobras scandal, allegations of bribery and corruption have reached the great state of Texas.

As reported in the Houston Chronicle, in an article entitled, Scandal in Brazil Snares Refinery, Mihir Zaveri, Susan Carroll and Ben Tavener wrote about a refinery just outside Houston, in Pasadena which has become a focal point in the ongoing Petrobras bribery and corruption scandal.… Continue Reading

SEC: We protect compliance officers, except when we prosecute them

Andrew Ceresney, head of the SEC’s enforcement division, delivered the keynote last week to the National Society of Compliance Professionals at the group’s annual event in DC.

Ceresney said the outcome of SEC enforcement actions can often be predicted by how the defendant company treated its compliance officers.… Continue Reading

DOJ joins Alexion FCPA investigation

Image courtesy of AlexionAlexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. said in a securities filing that the Justice Department is now investigating the company’s grant-making activities and its compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.… Continue Reading