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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

Selva Ozelli: How should cyptocurrency bribes be valued?

At the federal level in the United States, cryptocurrencies have a lot of regulators — FinCEN, OFAC,  the IRS, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and the SEC among them. 

These regulators characterize cryptocurrencies respectively as money, property, commodities, and a security.   … Continue Reading

Job: Compliance Director – Anti Bribery

Job Title: Compliance Director – Anti Bribery

Employer: Citigroup Inc.

Location: Washington, DC USA

Description: Serves as Anti-Bribery Subject Matter Expert and Deputy Chief Anti-Bribery Officer, supporting the Chief Anti-Bribery in the oversight of Citi’s enterprise-wide Anti-Bribery Program.… Continue Reading

Deal announced for U.S. to embed ZTE compliance group for 10 years

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said Thursday that China’s ZTE will pay $1 billion in penalties, put $400 million in escrow, and accept a U.S.-appointed compliance department.

According to a Commerce Department statement, the new agreement requires ZTE “to retain a team of special compliance coordinators selected by and answerable to” the Commerce Department for ten years.… Continue Reading

Siemens nominates compliance professional to Board

Sylvie Kandé de Beaupuy (Image courtesy of Alstom)Compliance professionals should exult as a major global concern, Siemens, has named a CCO to its Board of Directors.

Railway Gazette reported that “Sylvie Kandé de Beaupuy, Group Ethics & Compliance Officer of Airbus Group” has been nominated to the combined Board of Directors created from the Siemens Mobility-Alstom merger.… Continue Reading

Olympic compliance and Paris 2024: It’s France’s turn to lead

The Paris 2024 Summer Olympics present an historic opportunity for the Olympic Movement, the French compliance industry, and the global anti-corruption effort. In a brief two-year span — 2016 to 2017 — three extraordinary events converged:

• The International Olympic Committee formalized a new policy of contractually obligating host cities and their Olympic organizations to adopt anti-corruption and human rights compliance;

• At the same time, France was enacting its landmark anti-corruption compliance law, Sapin II, and a corporate human rights obligation, the Duty of Vigilance Law, heralding a new era for France’s compliance industry; and

 • The IOC selected Paris to host the 2024 Games, inviting France to set the standard for Olympic corruption and human rights compliance.… Continue Reading