Richard L. Cassin | Editor at large
Richard L. Cassin founded the FCPA Blog and now serves as editor-at-large.
He was named multiple times by Ethisphere Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics.
Before founding the FCPA Blog, he was a senior partner in a major international law firm and the head of its Singapore office and Asia practice.
Cassin’s articles about corruption and compliance have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Business Times (Singapore), New England Law Review, and other leading publications. His opinions about FCPA enforcement have been cited by the New York Times, Washington Post, Business Week, Variety, Bloomberg’s news wire, Reuters, NPR, Fox News, CNN, and others.
What’s the collateral damage from Ericsson’s DPA breach?
Earlier this month, telecom giant Ericsson agreed to resolve breaches of its 2019 FCPA DPA by paying $206.7 million in new penalties and pleading guilty
What causes ‘risk creep’ and how do you prevent it?
For three enterprising professors from Georgetown University, the early days of Covid-19 — before the vaccines, when none of us knew what to do outside
Should we expand the scope and frequency of corporate Miranda warnings?
The DOJ announced in mid-January it now expects “extraordinary cooperation” from companies with FCPA problems, not just “full cooperation.” My question: Does anyone outside law
Hindenburg Research asks Adani Group about corruption
The biggest business story in the world this week? Short seller Hindenburg Research’s January 24 report that accuses India’s flashiest conglomerate, Adani Group, of stock
From prison, Navalny continues campaign against ‘Kremlin thieves’
Russia’s leading opposition politician and anti-corruption campaigner Aleksei Navalny marked two years in prison last month, posting a statement on social media that urges followers
A due diligence lesson in PEP-hunting from the BBC
Companies identify politically exposed persons or PEPs mainly through databases compiled from open intelligence sources: published interviews, government directories, news reports, vital records, social media,
The DOJ lists eight conditions (maybe nine) for Safran’s declination with disgorgement
Last month, French firm Safran S.A. received the DOJ’s 16th declination with disgorgement. Remember how declinations with disgorgement came into being?
Behavioral Science: Do higher hopes lead to better compliance?
The way expectations influence outcomes was first researched in depth in the 1960s by two psychologists, Robert Rosenthal and Lenore Jacobson, who studied teachers and
My picks for our top stories of 2022
As the year draws to a close, it’s time to recall the biggest stories from the FCPA Blog. Here are my choices for the top
Do trainees overrate their compliance knowledge?
Ask employees who’ve been through compliance training how much they know, and you’re likely to hear good news: they’ll say they know a lot. But