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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

Despite crackdown, Asia firms are slow to comply

Only 40 percent of Asia companies have anti-bribery policies in place, compared with a global average of 81 percent last year.

An EY survey polled 681 executives in China, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia and South Korea.… Continue Reading

Naked Corporate Defendants

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed the decision in U.S. v. Ionia Management, S.A., shooting down attempts to change the way corporations are held liable for the criminal acts of their employees through respondeat superior.… Continue Reading

In The Master’s Defense

As we’ve said, nothing magnifies the impact of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act on corporations more than respondeat superior. Latin for “let the master answer,” it’s the legal doctrine holding companies vicariously liable for crimes committed by employees acting within the scope of their employment.… Continue Reading

Surveying FCPA Compliance

Eighty percent of U.S. companies have now banned facilitating payments entirely, and nearly four in ten small U.S. companies have walked away from business in countries where the perceived risk of non-compliance was too high.… Continue Reading

Charting The FCPA

“Cash crunch could result in more corruption cases,” says a headline in the current Financial Week (available here.) In the article, Steven Tyrrell, the head of the Justice Department’s fraud section, says the credit crisis may produce a crop of additional Foreign Corrupt Practices Act cases.… Continue Reading

The FCPA Isn’t Fun And Games

Mark Mendelsohn — the Justice Department official responsible for criminal prosecutions under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act — has left no doubt that the government is targeting individuals. Here’s what he told an audience at an American Bar Association panel discussion in Washington, D.C.… Continue Reading

Oiling The Wheels Of Government

We somehow remained cheerful this week, despite the gloomy news from Fenway and Tom Brady’s knee injury. Knees, by the way, seem oddly under-designed, unless their real purpose is to keep us humble.… Continue Reading