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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

Job: Senior Financial Investigation Specialist – Illegal Wildlife Trafficking

Job Title: Senior Financial Investigation Specialist – Illegal Wildlife Trafficking

Employer: Basel Institute on Governance

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Description: This position will be responsible for advising law enforcement partners in Sub-Saharan Africa in devising and implementing financial investigation strategies in relation to IWT cases and promoting regional cooperation in this area.… Continue Reading

Giant corporations are good for compliance

Most of us, if we have any sense at all, harbor some healthy distrust of the world’s biggest companies. For good reason we fear the concentrated power of giant corporations. What, after all, is one person compared to the overwhelming might of Facebook, Walmart, or Exxon?… Continue Reading

No, Mary Barra wasn’t crazy

Last November, the FCPA Blog reported on Mary Barra’s “crazy” idea. She replaced the company’s ten-page dress code with two words: Dress Appropriately.

Despite giving the HR department fainting fits, the end result was positive according to the FCPA Blog’s report.… Continue Reading

DOJ returns loot stolen by Kyrgyzstan ex-president

The DOJ said Tuesday it has repatriated $4.5 million in corrupt proceeds by the former Kyrgyz Republic president Kurmanbek Bakiyev, pictured left, and his son Maxim Bakiyev.

The stolen money was discovered during banker Eugene Gourevitch’s prosecution in New York for insider trading and the court entered a $6 million forfeiture order.… Continue Reading

Job: Global Risk Manager

Job Title: Global Risk Manager

Employer: Arthrex, Inc.

Location: Naples, Florida USA

Description: The Global Risk Manager will develop and lead the global enterprise-wide risk management program. This highly-visible role will be responsible for leading all aspects of the enterprise risk management program.… Continue Reading

Tesco and the future of UK DPAs

The recent acquittal of three former members of Tesco senior management raises important questions for companies about the UK DPA process.

The SFO has also just decided to terminate the investigation into the Rolls-Royce managers after the company had entered into a DPA and accepted fines of $800 million based on the guilt of those same individuals.… Continue Reading

Israel arms exports will require KYC and sanctions checks

The agency in charge of granting licenses to defense exporters will start to require KYC, blacklist, and sanctions searches to applications for marketing and export licenses. This move is meant to strengthen control by Israeli authorities over marketing and export of military goods, which sometimes allegedly find their way into dubious hands.… Continue Reading

UK ends graft investigations of GSK and individuals at Rolls-Royce

The UK Serious Fraud Office said Friday it has closed bribery investigations into UK-based GlaxoSmithKline PLC and individuals at subsidiaries of Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC.

SFO director Lisa Osofsky said in a statement there was “either insufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction or it is not in the public interest to bring a prosecution in these cases.”… Continue Reading

Extend the privilege to compliance officers

The privilege is there to protect the privacy of our most important conversations. It’s a rule of evidence that excludes certain private statements from being used in legal, regulatory, or administrative proceedings.… Continue Reading