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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

At Large: Do we like compliance officers yet?

A person with good manners might put it this way: On the topic of compliance officers, opinion is still divided. Others might just say that compliance officers are tolerated but never really liked, and for good reasons.… Continue Reading

UK flexes extraterritorial reach with Airbus settlement

When passed in 2010, the UK Bribery Act was dubbed the “most stringent anti-corruption legislation in the world.” This was due in part to Section 7, which created an unprecedented form of vicarious liability at the time, with a potentially strong extraterritorial reach.… Continue Reading

Annabel Reoch: UK Bribery Act first contested failure-to-prevent case

The first contested “failure to prevent” case, in which a company sought to rely on having adequate procedures in place, concluded with a small British refurbishment company being found guilty.

Despite now being dormant, it was decided to be in the public interest to try the case and in doing so sends out a strong message that companies of all sizes should be considering whether they have what might constitute adequate procedures in place.… Continue Reading

Image Sensing Systems reports double declination

Minnesota-based Image Sensing Systems said the DOJ has “closed its inquiry” into potential Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations and the SEC has also closed its investigation.

The company said last week the DOJ decision not to bring an enforcement action cited its “voluntary disclosure, thorough investigation, cooperation and voluntary enhancements to its compliance program.”… Continue Reading

What’s changed under the UK Bribery Act? Due diligence in mergers and acquisitions

Two years after the Bribery Act 2010 came into force, the hysteria surrounding the Act has abated. There are fewer media pundits pronouncing the end of UK plc as we know it and there are fewer newly invented “legal experts” opining on an area they knew little or nothing about but which they saw as a potential earner to fill the gaping hole left by declining litigation and commercial transactions.… Continue Reading