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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
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

Bill Steinman
Contributing Editor

What’s the most important FCPA case ever?

Since the FCPA became law in December 1977, the DOJ has brought about 300 enforcement actions. Which one is the most important?

Telia. The biggest by our measure was this year’s action against Telia Company AB of Sweden, with global penalties amounting to $965 million.… Continue Reading

Andy Spalding: The FCPA is all about change

The FCPA is fundamentally about change: in federal laws, in global attitudes, in corporate practices, and ultimately, in ourselves. I wanted my law school students to see that change happening, to feel it for themselves.… Continue Reading

DOJ declination for Smith & Wesson, SEC settlement ‘close’

Smith & Wesson said the DOJ has ended its FCPA investigation of the company and won’t bring criminal charges, and that a civil settlement with the SEC is close.

The DOJ launched the investigation after the 2010 indictment of its VP for sales at the start of the bungled Africa sting prosecution.… Continue Reading

Is the FCPA a testosterone thing?

As the New Year kicks into full swing, I decided to take a retrospective look at the last several years of individual FCPA enforcement actions. Looking through on a year-to-year basis, a not entirely surprising trend began to emerge: the number of men prosecuted by the Department of Justice for violations of the FCPA outnumbered women.… Continue Reading

Smith and Wesson still deals with Africa sting legacy

Here’s what Massachusettss-based gun-maker Smith and Wesson said in its annual report (Form 10-Q) filed with the SEC on December 10:

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On January 19, 2010, the DOJ unsealed indictments of 22 individuals from the law enforcement and military equipment industries, one of whom was our former Vice President-Sales, International & U.S.… Continue Reading