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.
Termites In China
The happy people in the photo are Ma Wen (right), head of China’s new National Bureau of Corruption Prevention, and her deputy, Qu Wanxiang. The
A friend of The FCPA Blog who bunked in Singapore awhile and has since returned to Washington, D.C. asks: In a communist country, is everyone
With Friends Like These . . . .
The U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act prohibits both direct and indirect corrupt payments to foreign officials. Indirect payments typically pass through the hands of an
Many come to The FCPA Blog seeking compliance guidelines. That’s good, because our aim is to help people comply with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices
Saved By The Bell In Germany?
Siemens’ blitzkrieg settlement of corruption charges with German prosecutors happened without public proceedings and, so far, with very little disclosure. Apart from Siemens’ statement that
Siemens Settles Corruption And Tax Cases With German Prosecutors
Siemens AG said it will pay a €201 million fine in connection with global corruption allegations that will end the investigation by the Munich Office
Tidewater’s Compliance Review Goes Global
The Importance of Being Cooperative; Are Facilitating Payments Causing More Problems? Tidewater Inc. is now investigating its compliance with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
The “I Didn’t Know” Defense
As defenses against the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act go, “I didn’t know” is among the most popular. I didn’t know it was against the
York International Pays $22 Million To Resolve Global Corruption Case
Internal Investigation into Oil-For-Food Abuses Uncovered Widespread Bribery York International Corporation has reached a settlement with U.S. prosecutors of numerous violations of the U.S. Foreign
Oscar Wyatt, Founder Of Coastal Corporation, Pleads Guilty To Iraq Bribes
Guilty Plea Follows El Paso’s Settlement of FCPA Violations Earlier This Year Oscar Wyatt Jr., 83, pleaded guilty on October 1, 2007 to one count