Editors

Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
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

Bill Steinman
Contributing Editor

What compliance officers can learn from the Notre-Dame fire

On July 16, the New York Times published a special minute-by-minute analysis of events during the April 15 fire in Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. That analysis, which includes interactive 3D diagrams of Notre-Dame and the response by firefighters, is worth reading because it indicates how close Notre-Dame came to collapse and how much firefighters risked their lives to reach critical areas of the fire and prevent that collapse.… Continue Reading

Compliance salaries rise. Is that a good thing?

In a January article in the French financial newspaper Les Echos, entitled “Salaries: compliance can pay big,” journalist Delphine Iweins reported that according to a 2019 compliance compensation study by the French firm Atorus Executive, 35 percent of the responding enterprises are now confident in legal compliance officer and compliance manager positions.… Continue Reading

Sorry, but corruption can be measured

In a recent FCPA Blog post, William Weaver argued that “actual corruption is essentially unmeasurable,” and that “our imperfect measurements of corruption, even more accurate random forced response surveys, have found only a noisy relationship between perceptions of corruption and its reality.”

Because these bold statements implicitly reject substantial masses of empirical data from a variety of sources, anti-corruption experts need to analyze them closely.… Continue Reading