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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

Four ways to update (and improve) your ABAC policy right now

In my practice, I frequently assist clients with risk assessments, program reviews, and developing improvements to their existing anti-bribery and anti-corruption compliance programs, policies and procedures. Based on some recent experience, here is a brief list of key improvements companies can make to their ABAC compliance programs now and the related questions they should be asking as part of that effort.… Continue Reading

Why FCPA cover-ups are worse than the crime

Every compliance training session should include this warning: If you ever become involved with, see, or otherwise discover a potential FCPA violation, stop everything. Don’t clean your desk, empty the trash can, or clear your browser history.… Continue Reading

Corruption Risks — China Travel Edition (Part I)

In any country, paying for travel for government officials, customers at state-owned enterprises, or customers at purely private enterprises can present corruption risks. Many worthy publications have addressed travel risks generally and how to minimize those risks, including establishing a true business purpose for the trip, ensuring transparency with the recipient’s organization, pre-approving a detailed itinerary to ensure that sightseeing/leisure does not predominate, paying expenses directly to vendors where possible, avoiding unnecessary stopovers or family members or friends accompanying, etc.… Continue Reading

Light sentences for Stuart and Rose Carson

The former CEO of Control Components Inc. was sentenced to four months in prison yesterday and ordered to pay a $20,000 fine.

Stuart Carson, 72, of San Clemente, California, pleaded guilty to one count of violating the FCPA.… Continue Reading