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.
Beyond Balance VII: Lost Opportunities of Successor Liability
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.
Beyond Balance VI: The Jurisdictional Sword Just May Cut the Other Way
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.
Beyond Balance V: The Ethical Business Criterion
“A problem well stated is a problem half solved.” So said the American inventor Charles Kettering. In FCPA circles, we’re debating whether and how to fix assorted problems in our anti-bribery regime.
Beyond Balance IV: New Players, Same Playing Field
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.
Beyond Balance II: Rediscovering the FCPA’s Original Purpose
To understand where the FCPA should go from here, we need to understand where, and how, it began.
Beyond Balance: Reframing the FCPA Reform Debate
Thanks again to the FCPA Blog for sharing its space with me at this, a crucial point in FCPA history. Readers of this blog well know that since enacting the statute in 1977, we have amended it only twice — in 1988 and 1998. We may now be gearing up to do so again.
American Values Or Chinese Profits?
I am fascinated and gladdened by the Blog`s ongoing discussion — particularly the posts of Jeffrey Kaplan and John Ruggie — concerning corporate conduct and human rights. Not only are the FCPA and human rights laws both key components of any overseas compliance function, but they bear a much deeper affinity: they are two planks of an international business law regime that increasingly distinguishes the U.S. from the world`s emerging powers.
The Nobel Prize For Graft
The list of countries supporting China and boycotting the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo is a veritable hit list of corruption.
Doing Better For The World
Professor Andy Spalding: The Giffen prosecution shows why FCPA enforcement is a foreign policy debacle.
The FCPA’s Thwarted Intent
The first time we heard from Andy Spalding (left), a lawyer on a year-long Fulbright Research Grant in Mumbai, India, he floored us with the