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

Elizabeth Spahn | Editor Emeritus

Elizabeth K. Spahn is is a contributing editor of the FCPA Blog.

She served as professor of law at New England Law | Boston from 1978 until 2014 where she taught anti-corruption law, constitutional law, first amendment law and employment law. She is currently Professor of Law Emerita.

She spent eighteen months as a Fulbright professor, lecturing on American constitutional law and employment law at Peking University Law School and the Beijing Foreign Studies University in China during 1999–2000. In 2005, she received a Fulbright senior specialist grant to lecture in Chongqing, China.

She has written and spoken extensively on international bribery, corruption, and money laundering, and on international women’s issues and on the development of Chinese law.

Her work has been featured in the Virginia Journal of International LawGeorgetown Journal of International Law, the Hofstra Law Review, the Minnesota Journal of International Law, the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, the American University Law Review, and the New England Law Review, among others, available from SSRN here.

Recent Posts

Repeal the Facilitation Payment Loophole

The Walmart de Mexico case highlights the dangers of the facilitation payment loophole in the FCPA. Hiding bribes inside this U.S. loophole is no longer a legally sound strategy in the global enforcement environment.

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Repeal Not The FCPA (But Change The Business Model)

One foreign businessman was shot twice in the head by a “krysha” (bribe)-seeking Russian gang. The safety of his own children was threatened by a gang member waving photographs of them going to school, according to Tim Worstall in his Forbes article arguing for repeal of anti-bribery laws.

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Amend The FCPA Or Leave It Alone? Game On

A powerful, detailed rebuttal to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s proposals to amend the U.S. FCPA launched this month. Professorial powerhouses David Kennedy (Harvard Law School) and Dan Danielsen (Northeastern School of Law) issued their 84 page analysis, Busting Bribery: Sustaining the Global Momentum of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

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