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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

Compliance pros face risk dilemmas from coronavirus

When I returned recently from two weeks of speaking engagements in Europe, our world had radically changed. As the news of the coronavirus expanded exponentially, I started to think of my next visit to Europe, which was supposed to begin just a few days later.… Continue Reading

Home for the holidays, and other wonderful surprises

I was released from prison for FCPA offenses just over six years ago today, and three years ago gained restoration of my travel and other civil rights. So when I hear now about convictions or guilty pleas in FCPA and other white-collar cases, I understand the gut-wrenching uncertainty that these individuals face.… Continue Reading

Why every compliance program needs check-ins

During my time as a sales executive — working alone, remotely and thinly supervised — I sadly thought of my conduct as a win-win. My company enjoyed tremendous sales increases, my channel partners moved to the next opportunity, and often poorly paid public officials got a little something to make ends meet.… Continue Reading

That’s no shortcut, it’s accounting fraud

Last month Fiat Chrysler paid the SEC $40 million in penalties. The company had accumulated unreported sales in what FCA employees called a “cookie jar.” In months when FCA wanted its vehicle sales to appear better than they were, it dipped into the cookie jar to inflate sales numbers.… Continue Reading

Use check-ins to beat the ‘dangerous silence’

When I was beating my sales targets every quarter over the course of a decade, it’s understandable why no one wanted to uncover anything that might disturb those results. So a “dangerous silence” marked my relationships with both peers and those above me in the chain of command.… Continue Reading