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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

Accountability for senior leadership is the foundation of ethical culture

One of the most significant developments in the ethics space in recent years is the recognition that “paper” programs don’t afford meaningful protection against misconduct or its consequences. Established companies such as Nissan and Pacific Gas & Electric and media companies reeling from #MeToo scandals generally have a compliance infrastructure of lawyers, Codes of Conduct, training and hotlines but nonetheless their CEOs and senior managers have behaved as if these safeguards didn’t apply to them.… Continue Reading

Hoskins wins acquittal on FCPA counts

A federal judge Wednesday partially acquitted the former Alstom S.A. executive convicted by a federal jury in November of bribing officials in Indonesia, ruling that prosecutors had failed to prove he violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by acting as an agent of Alstom’s Connecticut subsidiary.… Continue Reading

Memo to Compliance Officers: Everyone has something to contribute

Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon recently made headlines with his statement at the annual World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland. “Starting on July 1 in the United States and Europe we are not going to take a company public unless there’s at least one diverse board candidate, with a focus on women,” Mr.… Continue Reading

At Large: Do we like compliance officers yet?

A person with good manners might put it this way: On the topic of compliance officers, opinion is still divided. Others might just say that compliance officers are tolerated but never really liked, and for good reasons.… Continue Reading