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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
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

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Is the EU ramping up for criminal ESG enforcement?

The Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) sphere has dominated the international business and legal landscape in the past few years. ESG, which relates to non-financial performance indicators for an investment or a business, makes it possible to assess corporate actions’ impact on the earth in terms of sustainability and ethics.Continue Reading

A Singapore friend signs off

One of the FCPA Blog’s earliest supporters was Adrian Tan, a Singapore lawyer and writer who encouraged spreading the word about the evils of corruption and the benefits of a clean government.… Continue Reading

Former FTX GC-Chief Compliance Officer helped insiders divert billions, complaint alleges

The trustee for bankrupt crypto giant FTX Group filed a civil complaint last week against former FTX general counsel and chief compliance officer Daniel Friedberg, alleging he acted as a “fixer” who helped divert billions to FTX insiders, paid off whistleblowers and their lawyers, and collected a $3 million bonus and other rewards for his 22-months of service to FTX.… Continue Reading

Sanctions Enforcement: Embracing the FCPA playbook?

Early last year, when Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco began describing sanctions as “the new FCPA,” she didn’t mean sanctions enforcement would replace the FCPA. She meant the DOJ is working to replicate the success of FCPA enforcement by using some of the same strategies  — a high-intensity focus on finding and punishing violators, deploying innovative tools, promoting international cooperation, and so on.

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Why asset recovery is about more than the money

Martin Kenney’s recent post on the FCPA Blog argues that private asset recovery lawyers are the key to improving recovery rates in complex transnational corruption and money laundering cases. Switzerland’s final decision to return $8.5 million to Peru in a long-running corruption case is “symbolic” not “practical,” he says and shows the “incompetence of the systems” that currently govern international asset recovery. Continue Reading