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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

Who did Unaoil work for?

Last week the DOJ revealed guilty pleas by the two Ahsani brothers who were running Monaco-based intermediary Unaoil. The brothers copped to a ten-country bribery conspiracy intended to help “multiple companies” win oil and gas-related contracts.… Continue Reading

Job: Chief Compliance Officer

Job Title: Chief Compliance Officer

Employer: Baker Hughes

Location: Houston, Texas USA

Description: An executive position leading the Baker Hughes’, a GE Company’s Legal Compliance function. The Chief Compliance Officer will lead and direct compliance and identify and abate compliance risks including policy compliance, legal and regulatory risks, develop strategy, and implement relevant changes to related policy & processes as needed.… Continue Reading

Tom Fox has a tribute to Jay Martin, the CCO of Baker Hughes

Today the Houston Greater Business and Ethics Roundtable (GHBER) will hold its first Ethics and Compliance Awards Dinner in honor of the 20-year anniversary of the organization’s founding. We will award the Bette Stead Leadership Award (Stead is the founder of GHBER) to Jay Martin, Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer and Senior Deputy General Counsel at Baker Hughes Inc.… Continue Reading

Is this the world’s best compliance disclosure?

Texas-based oil and gas services firm Baker Hughes once held the record for the biggest FCPA settlement of all time.

In 2007, the company paid $44.1 million in penalties and  disgorgement, an astonishing amount at the time, and a signal that enforcement was shifting into high gear.… Continue Reading

Top Ten Disgorgements

There’s been a lot of talk lately about the DOJ’s “expansive enforcement practices” and practically none about the SEC’s. So let’s get started by taking a look at a remedy the SEC now uses in most FCPA cases: disgorgement.… Continue Reading

Graft Buster Enters French Politics

Eva Joly, a Norwegian-born former French magistrate, is running for the French presidency under the Green Party banner.

She became famous across Europe for being a fearless anti-corruption campaigner, even taking on former minister Bernard Tapie and Crédit Lyonnais bank.… Continue Reading