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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

The Coming Chaos In Global Enforcement

Anti-corruption laws are breaking out all over.

In a few days, the U.K. Bribery Act will be a reality. Other countries, prodded by the OECD and U.S., are criminalizing overseas public bribery.… Continue Reading

The Future Of British Enforcement

SFO Director Richard Alderman: ‘Ethical companies have nothing to fear.’Richard Alderman has been the director of the U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office since 2008. He’s a barrister who, before becoming Britain’s chief graft buster, headed the civil investigations division for Revenue and Customs, leading a staff of 3,000.… Continue Reading

Bribery Act Guidance Released

By Thomas Fox

The U.K. Ministry of Justice has released its “Consultation on guidance about commercial organisations preventing bribery (section 9 of the Bribery Act 2010).” As required by the Act, it provides guidance to “support businesses in determining the sorts of bribery prevention measures they can put in place.”… Continue Reading

The British Question

This week’s news that the newly elected U.K. government cracked under pressure from the business lobby and delayed implementing the Bribery Act until April 2011 was a setback for lots of reasons.… Continue Reading

Goodbye, Mr. Mendelsohn

As head of the DOJ’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement unit, Mark Mendelsohn transformed the FCPA from a legal backwater to a headline practice. He’s leaving the Justice Department Friday after a dozen years, and leaving behind the most aggressive overseas anti-bribery regime in the world.… Continue Reading

Britain’s FCPA Plus

Photo by Steve PunterBy Thomas Fox

The U.K. Bribery Bill, introduced in March 2009, is still on track to pass out of Parliament before the upcoming general election, expected to be in June.… Continue Reading

Here Comes The SFO, Part Two

The U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office is supposed to prosecute overseas corruption. But its track record has been weak. Last month, however, it announced a break-through enforcement action against Mabey & Johnson (here).… Continue Reading

Here Comes The SFO, Part One

The last time we had a serious discussion about the U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office was to report its thrashing in June 2008 by a former American prosecutor. Jessica de Grazia, who’d been an assistant district attorney in Manhattan for 13 years, was hired by the U.K.’s… Continue Reading

The Quiet Revolution

Here’s some news you don’t hear every day — in fact, no one’s heard it for the last 367 years: Britain’s House of Lords this week suspended two of its members because of corruption.… Continue Reading