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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

UK relaxes wrongful trading rules, and that’s a good thing

The recent news that the UK government is relaxing its wrongful trading rules is to be welcomed. The proposal to temporarily shield directors from liability when their companies do business while having negative balance sheets is set out in the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill, which is currently going through the UK parliament’s legislative process and is expected to be passed into law imminently.Continue Reading

Five ways the SFO needs to reform, from an ex-SFO prosecutor

I do not like criticizing the UK Serious Fraud Office. Its staff are exceptionally committed, and it has a very tough mandate. But my experience of building a global consultancy over 20 years is that hard messages sometimes need to be given, and a failure to deliver the message is demonstrative of personal as well as organizational failure and risks greater harm.… Continue Reading

College sports need more compliance teams

Universities have faced a series of unique challenges in the past several years, with the pandemic being the most recent. These institutions have also dealt with increasing scandals, such as the Varsity Blues and NCAA basketball corruption investigation, which suggest more attention is needed on compliance matters.Continue Reading

Now is the perfect time to expand the role of compliance officers

Many of the recent posts on the FCPA Blog have dealt with various aspects of Covid-19: our very personal health concerns, enhanced bribery risks, enforcement, and the possible impact on the operation of compliance systems and compliance organizations in times of travel bans and budget constraints in many industries.… Continue Reading