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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

Yes, ‘ethical culture’ can be measured

When the U.S. Department of Justice recently updated its “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs,” the enforcement agency unambiguously underlined how important it is for a company to create and foster a culture of ethics and compliance.… Continue Reading

Job: Corporate Corruption Counsel

Job Title: Corporate Corruption Counsel

Employer: Stericycle

Location: Chicago, Illinois USA

Description: This position will support the Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and the Stericycle team responsible for the company’s global anti-corruption compliance program, including program governance, policy development, risk assessment, third party oversight, training, monitoring, compliance counselling, investigations, and management reporting.Continue Reading

UK Enforcement: Former Unaoil partner pleads guilty

One of four individuals charged in the UK as part of the corruption investigation into Unaoil pleaded guilty this week to conspiracy to pay bribes.

Basil Al Jarah, 70, described by prosecutors as “Unaoil’s former partner in Iraq,” pleaded guilty to five charges in Southwark Crown Court in London on July 15.… Continue Reading

World Bank debars U.S. technology company

The World Bank debarred an American technology company Wednesday for 12 months for “collusive practices” involving a national ID project in Bangladesh.

Minneapolis-based Entrust Datacard Corporation (EDC) and its controlled affiliates are ineligible to participate in World Bank-financed projects during the 12-month debarment.Continue Reading

How Walmart outgrew its compliance program

Despite well-documented missteps in Germany and South Korea, the late 2000s were a dynamic time for Walmart’s expansion efforts worldwide. Beginning with forays into Canada, Mexico and the UK in the mid-90s, by 2015 Walmart International had become an empire unto itself, operating in 26 countries and accounting for over a quarter of the retail giant’s net sales.… Continue Reading

Practice Alert: Mexico expands asset forfeiture to anti-corruption enforcement

Legislative changes in Mexico continue to expand the tools prosecutors have to fight corruption and to effectively recover illicitly acquired assets, particularly from corrupt activities. This is all the more significant given the recent major prosecutorial actions against the former CEO of PEMEX and others in what seems to indicate Mexico’s turn toward pursuing major corruption cases.… Continue Reading

Job: Programme Officer ICAR

Job Title: Programme Officer ICAR

Employer: Basel Institute on Governance

Location: Basel, Switzerland

Description: Experienced Programme Officer with substantial program management experience in the context of international development / technical assistance programmes, preferably in the field of anti-corruption, asset recovery and/or criminal justice reform.… Continue Reading