Andy Spalding | Senior Editor
Andrew Brady Spalding is a senior editor of the FCPA Blog.
He’s a Professor at the University of Richmond School of Law.
A former Fulbright Senior Research Scholar and lawyer at a major international firm, Andy has lectured and conducted research on anti-corruption law throughout the developing world.
In addition to his frequent posts on the FCPA Blog, his work has appeared in the Wisconsin Law Review, the UCLA Law Review, and the Florida Law Review, among others.
Andy’s groundbreaking research about FCPA enforcement and its impact on developing countries has been discussed in leading publications, including the Wall Street Journal, the Economist, the Atlantic, and the New York Times.
Teaching the FCPA to Chinese practitioners provides quite a colorful glimpse into its real-world impact — its successes thus far, and its future prospects.
Nowhere is the difference between Clean Hands and Constructive Engagement more evident than in the central plank of the reform agenda: the good faith compliance defense.
In this series’ previous installment, I argued that our doctrine of holding acquiring companies criminally liable for pre-acquisition conduct was deterring investment in developing countries.
A New York Times story about the collapse of Africa sting prosecution quoted me as saying “that in settlements without a trial, ‘the power of Justice is unchecked.’ Even more, . . . this lack of oversight ‘gives rise to evidence of corruption in our anticorruption laws, and that is the height of irony.'”
In my last post, I examined a possible reform — the expansion of personal jurisdiction — and argued that although it is supported by anti-bribery advocates, it would actually serve the interests of the U.S. business community.
In last week’s post in this series we explained that the core purpose of the FCPA is to encourage, or require, ethical international business.
Serendipity is a wonderful thing. What better segue from my last posting than yesterday’s announcement that Russia has signed the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention. This is a remarkable and important event. I hope we fully understand why.