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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

Mona Caroline Chammas: Leniency programs proliferate. For better or worse?

Leniency programs (a.k.a. amnesty programs and deferred prosecution agreements) have so far proven the most successful and effective enforcement strategy tool, leading to its widespread adoption worldwide.

At the same time, the business community and competition authorities increasingly face a number of critical challenges to ensuring the continued incentivization and effectiveness of leniency programs.… Continue Reading

Norm Keith: Here are the features of Canada’s DPA scheme

The Canadian Government has announced that it will be moving forward, albeit slowly, with a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) system.

Perhaps it is the cold, lingering winter north of the border, but observers and concerned stakeholders continue to be frustrated with the very slow and opaque process and pace of this policy and legislative development.… Continue Reading

TI-Canada recommends a deferred prosecution agreement scheme (with conditions)

A report released Wednesday by Transparency International Canada recommends the government consider adopting legislation to create a deferred prosecution agreement scheme as a way to increase transparency and promote compliance.

“In the Canadian context, DPAs, if properly designed and implemented, have the potential to support increased enforcement of anti-corruption laws and increased self-disclosure and compliance by corporations,” TI-Canada said.… Continue Reading

Five ways to prepare for the new French anti-corruption law

France is the latest nation to join the anti-corruption fray, working to finalize a new law to fight corruption, foster transparency and modernize economic activity.

The proposed law — Sapin II — has eight main articles focused on the prevention of corruption and additional protections for whistleblowers, among other topics.… Continue Reading

DOJ: Biomet breached DPA

The DOJ said in a court filing this month that Biomet breached a 2012 deferred prosecution agreement “based on conduct in Brazil and Mexico.”

A status report filed in federal court in Washington, D.C.… Continue Reading