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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

Why FCPA cover-ups are worse than the crime

Every compliance training session should include this warning: If you ever become involved with, see, or otherwise discover a potential FCPA violation, stop everything. Don’t clean your desk, empty the trash can, or clear your browser history.… Continue Reading

Using captive insurance alternatives to protect companies and their directors and officers for FCPA-related exposure

Increased regulatory enforcement exposure continues to present directors and officers (D&O) insurance challenges for corporate policyholders. Policies that cover the costly expenses incurred in connection with regulatory investigations, liability payments, and resulting securities litigation are becoming increasingly more difficult and expensive to obtain.… Continue Reading

How do you ‘market’ your compliance program?

Nothing sells itself, not even compliance. There’s always a process of presentation. So if we talk about “marketing” compliance, we’re not cheapening it. Instead, we’re trying to understand how compliance officers can be most effective.… Continue Reading

Proposed German corporate legislation introduces respondeat superior, compliance defense, and cooperation credit

The upcoming German Corporate Sanctions Act (Verbandssanktionsgesetz aka VerSanG) draft represents a major change for businesses. Originally drafted by the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection in 2019, it introduces the idea of non-natural persons being subject to criminal liability, which is a firmly established concept in many other jurisdictions.… Continue Reading