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Harry Cassin
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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
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Russell A. Stamets
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Richard Bistrong
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Eric Carlson
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Ciena Corporation discloses new FCPA probe

A Maryland-based telecommunications company said in a securities filing Friday that it has launched an internal investigation into potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Ciena Corporation said the investigation is to determine if certain payments “to an individual employed by a customer in a country in the ASEAN region” may have violated the FCPA and other laws.… Continue Reading

Four mining companies disclose FCPA-related investigations

Four companies from the mining sector have disclosed open FCPA-related investigations.

One company first disclosed an investigation this week. The other companies first disclosed investigations in 2016, 2015, and 2013.

Two of the companies are based in the UK, one in Canada, and the other in Switzerland.… Continue Reading

Walmart reserves $283 million for FCPA settlement

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. said in an SEC filing Thursday that it has set aside $283 million for a possible FCPA resolution with the DOJ and SEC.

Walmart said ongoing settlement talks with the agencies have “progressed to a point where” it can “now reasonably estimate a probable loss,” according to the SEC filing first posted Thursday by FCPA Tracker.… Continue Reading

Twelve countries named in engineering and construction investigations

Five engineering and construction companies currently have open disclosed FCPA-related investigations.

The companies are based in Brazil, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, and Canada.

According to the FCPA Tracker blog, the following countries have been named in the investigations:

  • Libya
  • Mozambique
  • Uganda
  • Peru
  • Algeria
  • Congo
  • Brazil
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kuwait
  • Venezuela
  • Nigeria
  • Argentina

The FCPA Tracker blog is here.… Continue Reading

Core Lab reports DOJ declination in Unaoil probe

An Amsterdam-based oil services company said in a U.S. securities filing Wednesday that the DOJ has closed its investigation about the company’s “interactions with Unaoil.”

The Justice Department “has closed its inquiry without taking any action,” Core Laboratories N.V.… Continue Reading

Global auto parts industry faces FCPA scrutiny

Three auto parts companies have disclosed open and ongoing FCPA investigations.

The investigations, as first reported on the FCPA Tracker blog, break down this way:

Disclosing Company Headquarters: 

  • United States
  • United Kingdom
  • Cananda

 Initial Disclosure Date:

  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017

 Countries Involved:

  • China
  • Poland
  • Ukraine

The report on the FCPA Tracker blog is here.… Continue Reading

Canada companies disclose FCPA-related investigations

There are currently six companies based in Canada that have disclosed open and ongoing FCPA-related investigations.

The companies are from the Engineering and Construction, Gaming, Auto Parts, Mining, Manufacturing, and Asset Management industries.… Continue Reading