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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

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Just Laws And Human Dignity

The failed nations of the world victimize the people who live in them and put the rest of us at risk. Basket cases like Somalia, Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo are often linked to carnage and chaos, sometimes within their borders and often beyond.… Continue Reading

Can Someone Explain The Phone?

 

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Nice blog article recently [here] about Bulgaria and Romania! Having extensive experience dealing over there, I could not resist sharing this with you. I took the attached photo when I visited one of our customers…..

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In The Master’s Defense

As we’ve said, nothing magnifies the impact of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act on corporations more than respondeat superior. Latin for “let the master answer,” it’s the legal doctrine holding companies vicariously liable for crimes committed by employees acting within the scope of their employment.… Continue Reading

Aibel Pleads Guilty

Aibel Group Ltd. of the United Kingdom pleaded guilty yesterday to violating the antibribery provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and failing to comply with the terms of its prior deferred prosecution agreement.… Continue Reading

That Friday Feeling

The deep-thinking Kevin LaCroix at the D&O Diary had a post last week called On Blogging. Concerning the use of technology, he had this to say:

It is easy to set up a blog.

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The Briefing Book

The President Elect and his transition team aren’t spending hours each day pondering the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. But there is one FCPA matter that should be on their radar — the investigation of BAE Systems.… Continue Reading

Bulgaria Hits Bottom

Corruption is strangling its economy and robbing people of hope for prosperity and freer lives. As foreigners pull the plug on investments there and its stock market falls — for 20 consecutive trading sessions now, down 82% overall — Bulgaria continues to be under the world’s anti-corruption spotlight.… Continue Reading

Rocket Scientist Pleads Guilty

A Virginia-based scientist who sold controlled space-launch technology to China by bribing government officials there has pleaded guilty to violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Shu Quan-Sheng (left), 68, a native of China, naturalized U.S.… Continue Reading

The Paradox Of Corruption

The man on the left is David Hess, an Assistant Professor of Business Law & Business Ethics at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. He’s on the blog today because he thinks and writes a lot about how to control corruption in international business.… Continue Reading

Congressman’s FCPA Trial Draws Near

Rep. William J. Jefferson (D-La.) moved closer this week to becoming the first member of the United States House of Representatives to be tried for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.… Continue Reading