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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

Is this the best time ever for introverted compliance officers?

One of the byproducts of our locked-down, socially distanced, mask-wearing, remote-working world is that introverts are feeling more comfortable. They don’t need to pretend to be part of the gregarious, fist-bumping, loud-talking in-crowd of corporate extroverts, and that’s a big relief.… Continue Reading

Is an ‘industry sweep’ headed your way?

It’s a familiar FCPA enforcement pattern. Companies in the same segment fall like dominoes. Medical device makers, pharmas, banks, mobile phone operators, oil and gas service providers and producers — all have had their turn in the enforcement spotlight.… Continue Reading

The top three FCPA stories of, ahem, 2020

For the FCPA community (and the entire human race), 2020 was a You’ve-Got-to-be-Kidding-Me year. But for our top stories, let’s jump past the pandemic and straight to the FCPA, and more specifically to three aspects of enforcement — the Good, the Bad, and the Missing.… Continue Reading

At Large: Did ‘culture shock’ derail Beam Suntory’s criminal FCPA resolution?

How to explain it? Beam Suntory’s 2018 FCPA civil settlement with the SEC went so well. The SEC praised the company’s cooperation and took into account its good behavior. And yet in 2020, when Beam Suntory finally resolved criminal FCPA charges, the DOJ brought faint praise and heavy criticism, citing the company’s “inconsistent and, at times, inadequate cooperation,” among other transgressions.… Continue Reading