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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

China graft busters on alert for pricey mooncakes

Chinese President Xi Jinping has warned officials not to spend public funds on extravagant banquets or gifts as the Mid-Autumn Festival approaches.

The Mid-Autumn Festival (September 27 this year) ranks second among China’s holiday sales periods, after the Lunar New Year.… Continue Reading

The ethiXbase GRC Database

Why do corporations, law firms, and governments worldwide use the ethiXbase GRC Database?

The world’s largest specialized anti-bribery database provides access to global anti-corruption legislation, gift-giving rules, and breaking investigations and enforcement actions worldwide.… Continue Reading

Due diligence provider joins ethiXbase

ethiXbase, the owner of the FCPA Blog and a leading provider of anti-corruption and GRC compliance services, has announced that Ethics 360, a leader in enhanced due diligence services, has joined the ethiXbase group of companies. … Continue Reading

ethiXbase names new U.S. managing director

Bart Valdez, formerly the head of Ceridian, Inc.’s $600 million human capital management business in the U.S., is joining ethiXbase as Managing Director of North America and a member of the board of directors. … Continue Reading

Compliance Pioneer Joins ethiXbase

Nick Roberts joins the board of directors of ethiXbase and invests in the business.ethiXbase, the parent company of the FCPA Blog, is pleased to announce that Nick Roberts, a founder of Complinet, is joining the board of directors of ethiXbase and has invested in the business.… Continue Reading

New disclosure from Stryker

Here’s the FCPA disclosure from medical device-maker Stryker Corporation’s Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on July 23:

In 2010 we received a subpoena from the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) related to the sales and marketing of the OtisKnee device.

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GSK China probe shows limits of due diligence

As the GlaxoSmithKline bribery investigation widens, it will soon engulf hundreds of third parties across China, accused of being conduits for bribe paying.

We decided to retrieve the basic Administration of Industry and Commerce (AIC) filings for a quick due diligence on one of the travel agents named — Shanghai Linjiang International Travel Agency.… Continue Reading

Good ethics is good business

The FCPA Blog and ethiXbase are pleased to announce the formal launch of the Ethical Alliance. Months in the making, this new FREE service is designed to help multinationals and SME’s meet the growing demands of ethical compliance across a range of issues — including corruption, human trafficking, conflict minerals, and more.… Continue Reading

Sat Nav for your compliance program

Modern compliance solutions are about actionable information. Like an in-vehicle GPS, they’re incomparably more powerful than a fold out map.

With GPS, you input a single data point — where you want to go — and the system gives you the information you need to know, exactly when you need to know it.… Continue Reading