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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

Panasonic pays $280 million to resolve FCPA offenses

Panasonic agreed Monday to pay $280 million to resolve FCPA offenses for payments to consultants of its U.S. in-flight-entertainment unit in the Middle East and Asia.

Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation will pay $143 million in disgorgement to the Securities and Exchange Commission.… Continue Reading

McEachern and Pollitt: Use your existing data to power compliance

In the majority of bribery and corruption investigations — from relatively simple matters to complex cross-border affairs — the data necessary to detect and solve these cases was largely available within the organization under investigation and could have been used to prevent the red flag from erupting into a full-blown scandal.… Continue Reading

Job: Associate Director – Investigations, Global Investigations and Compliance

Job Title: Associate Director – Investigations, Global Investigations and Compliance

Employer: Navigant Consulting

Location: Washington, DC USA

Description: Our professionals conduct investigations and assess and enhance compliance programs, including internal controls systems; develop and implement training programs and deploy proprietary technological and investigative due diligence protocols for some of the world’s largest companies.… Continue Reading

Guendalina Dondé: But why do some people do good things?

Forget the idea that human beings are perfectly rational. People do not always make consistent decisions based on strict logic or narrow self-interest. Human behavior is complex and emotions and intuition have a significant role to play in individual decision-making.… Continue Reading

Tom Fox: For Odebrecht, the cost of bribery is still climbing

There is often discussion of the costs of bribery and corruption. Yet one question not often considered is the state of company after it goes through a corruption enforcement action.

The name Odebrecht is well known in the anti-bribery/anti-corruption world for having the world’s second largest corruption fine ($2.7 billion) in the United States, Brazil and Switzerland.… Continue Reading

Alison Taylor: Compliance could be perfect if it didn’t involve people

For the last several years, academic attention has converged on questions of behavioral ethics, and the findings are robust and sophisticated.

Organizations such as NYU’s Ethical Systems and the Santa Clara University Markkula Center for Applied Ethics provide a wealth of insight, tools and research to help companies access and use the latest thinking to enhance their internal ethics and compliance approaches.… Continue Reading

Drug cheat Floyd Landis collects $1.1 million for blowing the whistle on Lance Armstrong

Floyd Landis, left, and Lance ArmstrongFloyd Landis, a self-confessed drug cheat, collected $1.1 million Thursday for blowing the whistle on Lance Armstrong’s illegal drug use.

In 2010 Landis filed a qui tam lawsuit under the False Claims Act alleging his former teammate took performance-enhancing drugs and lied about it to the sponsors of their team, the U.S.… Continue Reading