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Editors

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

Bulgaria’s window of opportunity to break systemic corruption

When we established the We Continue the Change alliance, and when I became the Prime Minister of Bulgaria, I had one interest in mind: to make Bulgaria a truly prosperous European nation – one that achieves its full potential as a country with a skilled labor force, a strategic location and a high productivity ratio.Continue Reading

Is your ‘business rationale’ for intermediaries fact or fiction?

Compliance professionals have known for decades that intermediaries are involved in nearly all FCPA anti-bribery violations. The DOJ and SEC say plainly that FCPA enforcement actions “demonstrate that third parties, including agents, consultants, and distributors, are commonly used to conceal the payment of bribes to foreign officials in international business transactions.”… Continue Reading

How can ‘anything of value’ cost less than a cup of coffee?

Not long ago, it was common for smart-alecky lawyers at FCPA conferences to make a big deal about “anything of value” not being defined in the FCPA (as in, the FCPA prohibits “the payment, gift, offer, or promise of anything of value”) and there being no de minimis threshold for bribes.… Continue Reading

Cullen Commission: Canada has a major money laundering problem

A major inquiry has revealed what I and many others in the fraud space have long said: money laundering is rampant in one of Canada’s main provinces, British Columbia (B.C.), and the few cursory efforts made by the federal and provincial governments to tackle it have been largely ineffective. Continue Reading