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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

Richard Bistrong: Let’s have a really uncomfortable conversation

Having recently returned from three weeks of corporate engagements and conferences across nine time zones, I should be exhausted, but instead I’m exhilarated.

What I experienced over the course of those three weeks were multiple town-halls, workshops, and global corporate meetings, where compliance leaders, mixing with commercial, operational and support teams, rolled up their sleeves to address what could be best be called “organizational design.” And that’s not the same as “compliance design,” but rather, it’s about how an organization can best surface and mitigate what might be even normal and well-intended business processes that might create risk.… Continue Reading

Twelve countries named in engineering and construction investigations

Five engineering and construction companies currently have open disclosed FCPA-related investigations.

The companies are based in Brazil, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, and Canada.

According to the FCPA Tracker blog, the following countries have been named in the investigations:

  • Libya
  • Mozambique
  • Uganda
  • Peru
  • Algeria
  • Congo
  • Brazil
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kuwait
  • Venezuela
  • Nigeria
  • Argentina

The FCPA Tracker blog is here.… Continue Reading

Rahul Rose: Did F.H. Bertling ever repent and reform?

Image courtesy of F.H. BertlingNot much has changed at the F.H. Bertling Group since a former UK division and a number of top-level employees pleaded guilty. The logistics company continues to employ a corruption-convicted director, and its UK business appears to be going from strength to strength.… Continue Reading

Job: Chief Compliance Officer

Job Title: Chief Compliance Officer

Employer: Cepheid

Location: Sunnyvale, California USA

Description: This position is responsible for leading the Compliance Program for non-health regulatory matters for Cepheid’s molecular diagnostics business. The successful candidate will collaborate with Compliance and business colleagues to develop, implement, and maintain the Compliance Program for Cepheid, to include implementing written policies, procedures, and standards of conduct, leading effective training programs, conducting internal monitoring and auditing, and directing investigations to respond promptly to detected offenses and undertake corrective actions .… Continue Reading

Dangerous times: Advising whistleblowers before they act

The Government Accountability Project — one of the oldest and best whistleblower protection and advocacy organizations — has published Working with Whistleblowers: A Guide for Journalists. It’s broader than it sounds and full of serious advice for would-be whistleblowers or those trying to help them.… Continue Reading

Core Lab reports DOJ declination in Unaoil probe

An Amsterdam-based oil services company said in a U.S. securities filing Wednesday that the DOJ has closed its investigation about the company’s “interactions with Unaoil.”

The Justice Department “has closed its inquiry without taking any action,” Core Laboratories N.V.… Continue Reading

David McLaughlin: How AI can nail a bribe paying scrap metal dealer

Last year 27 companies paid nearly $2.5 billion to resolve FCPA-related offenses. So far this year, 9 companies have paid more than $1.2 billion for FCPA-related settlements. Yet despite these staggering outcomes, existing tools deployed today by corporations are not capable of effectively mitigating FCPA risk.… Continue Reading

Resource Alert: Mastercard training video now available to everyone

Companies often ask me to record video for internal training. They want real-world stories of corruption and commerce which they can embed into an existing on-line anti-bribery compliance training.

Mastercard took that to a new level when they engaged a production company to depict chapters of my own FCPA violations, eventual guilty plea, and my sentencing to fourteen and a half months in prison.… Continue Reading

Chief compliance officer stole $9 million from charitable foundation, feds say

A New York investment adviser who also served as his firm’s chief compliance officer is accused of stealing $9 million from a non-profit charitable foundation.

John Rogicki allegedly stole the money over twelve years to buy real estate and fund his luxury lifestyle. 

He was a managing director of Train Babcock Advisors LLC and also served for many years as the firm’s chief compliance officer, the SEC said.… Continue Reading