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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

Alcoa disgorgement is third biggest in FCPA history

As part of its $354 million settlement this week, Alcoa agreed to pay the third biggest disgorgement in FCPA history — $161 million.

What is disgorgement? It’s a remedy, according to our contributing editor Marc Alain Bohn, authorized by the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that’s ‘used to deprive wrong-doers of their ill-gotten gains and deter violations of federal securities law.’… Continue Reading

OECD should protect against multi-country enforcement

Claiming international anti-corruption related fines, losses and profits will increasingly become a live issue as countries seek to enforce their own domestic and international anti-corruption laws.

Historically, the USA’s anti-corruption agencies have been able to extract large fines and disgorgements from perpetrators with fairly remote U.S.-connections… Continue Reading

Stryker pays $13.2 million in SEC settlement

The SEC said Thursday that medical device and equipment maker Stryker Corporation will pay $13.2 million to resolve FCPA violations.

Michigan-based Stryker bribed doctors and administrators at government controlled hospitals in Argentina, Greece, Mexico, Poland, and Romania, the SEC said.… Continue Reading

HP probe spreads to Poland, Mexico and beyond

Image courtesy of Hewlett Packard Hewlett Packard said Polish police are investigating some ‘public-sector transactions in Russia, Poland, the Commonwealth of Independent States, and Mexico, among other countries.’

The Polish Central Anti-Corruption Bureau is looking into potential FCPA violations by an employee of Hewlett-Packard Polska Sp.… Continue Reading