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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

In-house privilege shrinks again

A Dutch in-house lawyer with a law degree but no license isn’t entitled to the attorney-client privilege, a recent federal case held.

In Anwar v. Fairfield Greenwich Ltd, No. 09 Civ.… Continue Reading

Despite Hung Jury, Sting Defendants Want Acquittal

The four Africa sting defendants who ended up in a mistrial are asking the judge to acquit them on the FCPA conspiracy count.

Andrew Bigelow, Pankesh Patel, John Benson Wier III, and Lee Allen Tolleson argued that the evidence against them was “insufficient to sustain a conviction as to the charged FCPA conspiracy.”… Continue Reading

Handling Naaman’s Secret Evidence

As we mentioned a few weeks ago, Ousama Naaman’s sentencing is on hold while he and the government review new evidence that may be classified.

It’s a complicated process, and prosecutors now want his sentencing, first set for August 4 and then moved to September 8, delayed indefinitely.… Continue Reading

The FCPA And Evidence Abroad

“Obtaining evidence outside the United States,” the U.S. Attorneys Manual says, “involves considerations unfamiliar to many American prosecutors.”

What tops the list of unfamiliar considerations? Sovereignty — the idea that if you want something that’s mine, you have to ask me for it. … Continue Reading

What’s The Deal With Declinations?

After a company self discloses possible FCPA violations, or hears from the DOJ or SEC first, there are only two possible outcomes — an enforcement action or a declination (no action by the DOJ or SEC).… Continue Reading