Editors

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

U.S. law prohibits contingent fees in government contracts, except to ‘bona fide’ agents

There is a long-standing debate over the benefits and drawbacks of using intermediaries to generate and retain business.

Numerous FCPA Blog posts have explained how agents and intermediaries can provide vital support to companies looking to break into foreign markets

At the same time, intermediaries may expose companies using them to significant risk by engaging in fraud or corrupt practices, with or without the principal’s knowledge.… Continue Reading

Rolls-Royce Aftermath: Should we all stop using agents?

Writing in The Guardian, the paper’s financial editor Nils Pratley recently summed up £671 million ($800 million) in fines meted out to Rolls-Royce, in the aftermath of the various corruption investigations, as “big, ugly and serious.”

Pratley’s four-word summary sounds like a title for a Hollywood blockbuster.… Continue Reading

Richard Bistrong: In defense of, ahem, intermediaries

International success now depends on business leaders having “the foreign policy acumen to distinguish what they can and cannot do,” according to John Chipman, the director-general and chief executive of the International Institute for Strategic Studies.… Continue Reading