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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
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

Bill Steinman
Contributing Editor

Attorney General Holder steps down after a lengthy, memorable term

Eric Holder Jr. announced his resignation as U.S. attorney general Thursday. His nearly six years in office have seen him deal with everything from trials for terrorists to the ongoing protests in Ferguson, Missouri, to enforcement actions such as the whopping $8.9 billion levied against BNP Paribas for transferring billions of dollars on behalf of several countries blacklisted by the United States.… Continue Reading

PEPs and EDD: Charlotte Hill on the FCA’s annual AML report

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority issued its second anti-money laundering annual report in July, emphasizing obligation to prevent financial crime and enhance AML systems and controls in specific ways.

I spoke to Charlotte Hill, a partner in Covington Burling’s London office, and a former lawyer in the enforcement department of FCA’s predecessor, IMRO.… Continue Reading

A conversation with Mythili Raman

Mythili Raman, partner in Covington & Burling’s Washington, DC officeAfter 18 years at the Justice Department, and leading the criminal division during 2013 and 2014, Mythili Raman joined Covington & Burling’s white-collar crime and litigation practice in April. 

She spoke to Julie DiMauro about aggressive enforcement, facilitation payments, deferred prosecution agreements, and her move to private practice.Continue Reading

The FCPA Resource Guide in Chinese

A common problem I encounter in my practice is the shortage of Chinese-language materials on anti-corruption topics. China-based employees often want to know more about the FCPA and anti-corruption enforcement, but nearly all of the most valuable resources are available only in English.… Continue Reading

More details coming about UK deferred prosecution agreements

The UK Solicitor General is publishing a Draft Code for Crown Prosecutors Thursday that’s expected to contain further details about deferred prosecution agreements in the UK.

When the legislation comes into effect — most probably in early 2014 — it’s likely to increase the likelihood of global settlements in multi-jurisdictional cases involving fraud, corruption, or money laundering.… Continue Reading

Breuer returns to private practice

Lanny A. Breuer (Image courtesy of Covington & Burling)Lanny Breuer, who stepped down this month after heading the DOJ’s criminal divison for four years, has returned to Covington & Burling to be the law firm’s vice chair.… Continue Reading

China releases new judicial interpretation on bribery enforcement

China’s top judicial authorities released a new interpretation last week on how certain bribery crimes are to be enforced.

On December 26, 2012, China’s highest court, the Supreme People’s Court, and its top prosecutorial body, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate, issued the “Interpretation of Several Issues Concerning the Specific Application of the Law in the Handling of Criminal Bribery Cases” (“the Interpretation”).… Continue Reading