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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

SEC whistleblower collects $2.2 million

The Securities and Exchange Commission Thursday awarded more than $2.2 million to a former company insider who first reported the information to another federal agency before taking it to the SEC.… Continue Reading

Woman pleads guilty in UN bribery case

A Chinese-born woman pleaded guilty to FCPA offenses Wednesday for her role in a plot to bribe the former president of the United Nations General Assembly.

Julia Vivi Wang, 57, now a naturalized U.S.… Continue Reading

Selva Ozelli: Why are heads of state facing more enforcement actions?

During the first calendar quarter of 2018, there was a dramatic increase in enforcement actions globally involving allegations of bribery against heads of state. What’s behind the increase?

A report from TRACE International last month showed that 30 countries conducted 266 bribery investigations of foreign officials, while 82 countries conducted 218 bribery investigations of domestic officials.… Continue Reading

Investigations Report for Q1 2018

During the first calendar of 2018, six companies disclosed new FCPA-related investigations, and investigations ended for five companies.

The six new investigations involve companies from the following industries:

  • Chemicals
  • Defense Technology
  • Banking
  • Security and Inspection Systems
  • Engineering and Construction
  • Mining

During Q1 2018, five investigations ended, according to FCPA Tracker.… Continue Reading

Peter Leasure: Predicting the benefits of voluntary disclosure with statistical analysis

Studies that use statistical analysis to examine various FCPA outcomes are becoming more common. In one such paper entitled “Punishing the Penitent: Disproportionate Fines in Recent FCPA Enforcements and Suggested Improvements,” the author attempted to determine whether companies who voluntarily disclosed FCPA transgressions received a benefit in their fine calculation.Continue Reading

Caterina Bulgarella: How lofty values led to Kobe Aluminum’s failures

On October 8, 2017, Kobe Steel Group admitted to falsifying data about the strength and durability of aluminum and copper parts used by manufacturers of automobiles, bullet trains, and aircraft.

Initially presented as a breach occurring at four of its Japanese factories during 2017, the admission of wrongdoing would soon turn into a much more severe affair. Continue Reading

FCPA enforcement report for Q1 2018

During the first calendar quarter, there were three corporate FCPA enforcement actions.

The three settling companies paid a total of $3.45 million for the resolutions.

All three were announced in March.… Continue Reading

Job: Director, Global Compliance Counsel, Anti-Bribery Anti-Corruption Program and Investigations

Job Title: Director, Global Compliance Counsel, Anti-Bribery Anti-Corruption Program and Investigations

Employer: BioMarin

Location: San Rafael, California USA

Description: The purpose of the Director, Compliance Counsel, Global Compliance & Ethics position is to assist the Vice President, Deputy Compliance Officer in implementing, updating, monitoring, and enforcing the compliance policies and processes of BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.… Continue Reading