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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

Conflicting demands encourage symbolic compliance

When top state or corporate leaders lay down goals, compliance may not always meet their intended aims. This is the case in China, where companies have been under increasing pressure from the central government to comply with rising standards in corporate social responsibility.… Continue Reading

Brexit: What happens to UK financial regulations?

The job of the UK’s top financial regulator includes enforcing requirements to designate compliance officers with defined professional roles and duties.

A lot of the regulations the Financial Conduct Authority enforces are based on EU-wide rules.… Continue Reading

Job: Corporate Compliance Manager (Orthofix Inc. – Lewisville, TX)

Job Title: Corporate Compliance Manager

Employer: Orthofix Inc.

Location:  Lewisville, Texas, United States

 

POSITION SUMMARY: The Corporate Compliance Manager will assist the Chief Compliance Officer (“CCO”) or the CCO’s designee in managing, developing and implementing various compliance initiatives for the BioStim strategic business unit (“SBU”) and other Orthofix SBUs.… Continue Reading

SEC: What happens to whistleblower tips?

The SEC has now awarded more than $85 million to 32 whistleblowers since the whistleblower program started in 2011.

Last year it received nearly 4,000 tips — from every state and the District of Columbia, as well as 61 foreign countries.… Continue Reading

Analogic pays $14.8 million to resolve FCPA offenses

Massachusetts-based medical technology company Analogic Corporation and a foreign subsidiary and that unit’s former CFO settled FCPA violations related to $20 million in improper payments in Russia and other countries.

Analogic’s Danish subsidiary, BK Medical ApS, entered into a non-prosecution agreement with the DOJ Tuesday.… Continue Reading

Brazil interim president denies graft allegations in Petrobras scandal

Brazil’s interim president Michele Temer (Image courtesy of TVNBR/Youtube)Brazil’s interim president Michele Temer has denied allegations that he received campaign donations tied to the Petrobras corruption scandal.

In a plea deal seen by Reuters, former Petrobras transportation chief Sergio Machado alleges that Temer requested and received a legal campaign contribution from Queiroz Galvao, a Brazil-based engineering group.… Continue Reading

New ISDC debarment report: Diversifying the government toolbox to protect taxpayer dollars

Last week, the U.S. Interagency Suspension & Debarment Committee (ISDC) released its FY2015 report. The annual report to Congress describes the status of the U.S. suspension and debarment system. 

While the full report is informative, I found one area to be particularly illuminating: its discussion of appropriate metrics and agencies’ expanding use of diverse suspension & debarment tools.… Continue Reading