Skip to content

Editors

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

Six common pitfalls and blind spots to avoid when creating compliant organizations

For companies that are serious about being proactive and that see compliance as a competitive advantage rather than a box-ticking exercise, we believe several lessons can be drawn from our background in helping organizations see around unexpected corners — whether those be geopolitical in nature, compliance related or high-stakes security and risk.… Continue Reading

Job: Principal Risk Manager

Job Title: Principal Risk Manager

Employer: Export Development Canada

Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Description: The Corporate Responsibility Team (CR) is responsible for helping fulfill EDC’s commitments to conduct its business in a responsible and ethical manner.… Continue Reading

Books and Records: ‘Make and keep’ isn’t forever

The FCPA requires corporations to “make and keep books, records, and accounts.” But “keep” can’t mean forever. Whether government, corporate, academic, or in private practice, FCPA and compliance professionals have rightly spent much time, energy, and ink on the nuances of creating and preserving accurate books and records.… Continue Reading

Arab countries prep launch of Shariah-compliant blockchain

Gulf Cooperation Council countries have been working since 2014 to weave Shariah-compliant blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies into their existing financial and legal infrastructure.

Current members of the Gulf Cooperation Council, known as the GCC, are Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.… Continue Reading

Malaysia enacts ‘global standards’ anti-corruption legislation

As noted in our previous post for the  FCPA Blog, Malaysia passed the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (Amendment) Bill 2018 last year. This amendment introduced a provision that holds corporations, and their directors, officers, and managers, potentially liable for failing to prevent acts of bribery and corruption.… Continue Reading

Job: VP, Law & Policy Group, Chief Compliance Officer

Job Title: VP, Law & Policy Group, Chief Compliance Officer

Employer: Intel Corporation

Location: Santa Clara, California USA

Description: Promote a strong ethics and compliance culture by developing and deploying an effective Ethics & Compliance Program, which includes providing guidance regarding established corporate-wide Ethics & Compliance policies and guidelines, creating policies and procedures to ensure adherence to applicable laws, regulations and other governmental requirements as appropriate .Continue Reading

Finding friendship after prison

Dick Cassin, left, and Richard Bistrong discuss the FCPA in NYC in 2016When I was released from prison in December 2013, one of my first digital activities was an on-line search of FCPA reporting in general and the Africa Sting case (where I was the DOJ cooperator) specifically.… Continue Reading

New Brazil bill seeks to add NPAs and whistleblower rewards

Earlier this month, the Brazilian Minister of Justice Sergio Moro presented a bill proposing an “anticrime package,” establishing “measures against corruption, organized crime and crimes committed with serious violence.”

The bill proposes modifications in fourteen laws, ensuring the enforcement of the conviction after an appellate court judgment, increasing the effectiveness of the jury, guaranteeing the serving of the sentences, increasing the penalties for crimes related to firearms, reforming the crime of “resistance,” and criminalizing slush funds.Continue Reading

Who’s to blame? The bad apple or the barrel?

According to the recently published EY Global Fraud Survey 2018, only 22 percent of respondents said that integrity is an individual responsibility. The remainder believe the primary responsibility for ensuring integrity sits with other groups in the organization including management (41 percent), the board (15 percent), HR (11 percent) and legal & compliance (9 percent).… Continue Reading