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Harry Cassin
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Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
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Richard L. Cassin
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Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
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Marc Alain Bohn
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Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
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Richard Bistrong
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Eric Carlson
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Dick Cassin retires

Dick Cassin, founder of the FCPA BlogDick Cassin, who founded this Blog nearly twelve years ago, is retiring. Effective this month, Dick is taking what we might call senior status, becoming the editor at large.… Continue Reading

Zero-tolerance policies are dishonest and damaging

These days, I sometimes begin my classes on corruption with an unusual admission. I announce to my students — who may be judges, police officers, military investigators, bureaucrats or any other variety of public official — that corruption is not a problem removed from me.… Continue Reading

Job: Program Manager / Component Leader Collective Action Illegal Wildlife Trafficking Program (IWT)

Job Title: Program Manager / Component Leader Collective Action Illegal Wildlife Trafficking Program (IWT)

Employer: Basel Institute on Governance

Location: Basel, Switzerland

Description: Basel Institute’s Board has taken the strategic decision to offer expertise and know-how in support of anti-crime efforts in areas that are particularly affected by illegal financial flows and transactions.… Continue Reading

Goldman Sachs targets executive pay over 1MBD scandal

In a filing with the SEC, Goldman Sachs said 2018 equity-based pay awards would be subject to clawbacks depending on the results of the 1MDB investigations. 

According to the filing, Chairman and CEO David Solomon received $23 million in total 2018 annual compensation.… Continue Reading

Former SNC-Lavalin chief pleads guilty in bribery case

Pierre Duhaime (Image courtesy of Montreal Council on Foreign Relations)Former SNC-Lavalin CEO Pierre Duhaime pleaded guilty Friday to helping a public servant commit breach of trust.

Following his plea, Duhaime, 64, was sentenced to 20 months house arrest and 240 hours of community service.… Continue Reading

Job: Senior General Attorney

Job Title: Senior General Attorney

Employer: Lockheed Martin Corporation

Location: Fort Worth, Texas USA

Description: Advise senior leadership and program managers on compliance issues associated with both U.S. Government and international business, and to ensure compliance with the laws and regulations affecting our business.… Continue Reading

Do internal controls have a fatal flaw?

The name sounds objective and exact — even scientific. The internal controls provisions. But in real life, how do internal controls measure up? Do they work?

To review — the FCPA requires issuers to devise and maintain a system of internal accounting controls sufficient to provide reasonable assurances that all transactions are properly executed and recorded and all assets are accounted for.… Continue Reading