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Editors

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

A Blight On Their Lives

Dan Bilefsky of the New York Times is a roving reporter with a knack for revealing the heart of things. He’s done that now for the problem of petty corruption in Romania.… Continue Reading

Above The Morals Of The Marketplace

Griffin Bell, who was serving as attorney general when the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act became law, died Monday at age 90. He was appointed by Jimmy Carter in January 1977 and stayed until August 1979.… Continue Reading

Foreign Affairs

Our singular focus over the past week moved our spouse to ask whether we also plan to redo the walls in Siemens Blue. We’re considering it. But what really comes to mind after the biggest FCPA enforcement action in history is that it involves not a U.S.… Continue Reading

Was Justice Served?

Its historic settlement on Monday of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations was bound to raise the questions: Did Siemens enjoy checkbook justice? Did it achieve something ordinary criminal defendants can’t?… Continue Reading

Final Settlements For Siemens

As expected, Siemens AG pleaded guilty Monday to violating the internal controls and books and records provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, reaching settlements with the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission.… Continue Reading

The Friday Blotter

U.S. Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.) lost an election for his Congressional seat on Saturday to Republican Anh “Joseph” Cao, who will become the first Vietnamese-American in Congress. Rep. Jefferson, 61, was indicted in June last year by a federal grand jury for violating the antibribery provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.… Continue Reading

Hired Guns And The FCPA

A San Francisco jury on Tuesday refused to impose civil liability on Chevron for the deaths and injuries of Nigerian protesters caused by company-paid soldiers.

The plaintiffs in Bowoto v. Chevron Corp.Continue Reading

Postscript From Nigeria

Support for the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act can come from unexpected places. Like Nigeria, for example. Here’s how:

Our friend and colleague there — a lawyer who also runs a due diligence service, talks about the challenges of operating a legitimate business.… Continue Reading

Just Laws And Human Dignity

The failed nations of the world victimize the people who live in them and put the rest of us at risk. Basket cases like Somalia, Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo are often linked to carnage and chaos, sometimes within their borders and often beyond.… Continue Reading