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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

What’s changed under the UK Bribery Act? Due diligence in mergers and acquisitions

Two years after the Bribery Act 2010 came into force, the hysteria surrounding the Act has abated. There are fewer media pundits pronouncing the end of UK plc as we know it and there are fewer newly invented “legal experts” opining on an area they knew little or nothing about but which they saw as a potential earner to fill the gaping hole left by declining litigation and commercial transactions.… Continue Reading

DOJ and SEC release ‘unprecedented’ joint FCPA guidance

The DOJ and SEC today released a 120-page FCPA resource guide.

It’s available in pdf here.

The foreword, signed today by the DOJ’s Lanny Breuer and the SEC’s Robert Khuzami, says:

The Guide is an unprecedented undertaking by DOJ and SEC to provide the public with detailed information about our FCPA enforcement approach and priorities.

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New Proposal For FCPA ‘Adequate Procedures’ Defense

Jon Jordan, a friend of the FCPA Blog, has just published a new article in the Stanford Journal of Law, Business & Finance.

It discusses the adequate procedures defense under the UK Bribery Act and explores suggestions for a similar kind of compliance procedures defense under the FCPA. … Continue Reading

Facilitation: A Jury Question

Payments to government employees in exchange for the performance of a non-discretionary function such as issuance of a license or a permit occur far more often than bribes to government officials in exchange for assistance in winning a government contract.Continue Reading