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Editors

Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
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

Bill Steinman
Contributing Editor

How Sonepar escaped punishment in the first Sapin II case

On July 4, the French Anticorruption Agency’s (AFA) Sanctions Committee rendered its first decision, dismissing all claims raised by the AFA and ruling that at the date of the hearing, the defendant company had implemented a system of detection and prevention of corruption which complied with the obligations imposed by Article 17 of Sapin II.… Continue Reading

What’s it take to succeed as a local business partner?

In our experience, cooperation with the due diligence process, and developing a deep understanding of the compliance expectations held by multinational companies, are competitive advantages. They help local business partners stand out from the crowd, move through the due diligence process far more quickly, and grow a larger clientele among compliance-focused companies.… Continue Reading

Daniel Patrick Wendt: Did the DOJ give SocGen an unofficial discount?

On June 5, Société Générale SA (or SocGen) agreed to settle Libya-related corruption allegations in a coordinated resolution with U.S. and French authorities. As part of the settlement, the company entered into a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) with the Department of Justice over FCPA charges, while one of its subsidiaries, SGA Société Générale Acceptance NV, pled guilty on a count of conspiring to violate the FCPA. … Continue Reading

SEC completes Legg Mason FCPA enforcement action

The Securities and Exchange Commission issued an administrative order Monday that completed the feds’ earlier $64 million FCPA enforcement action against investment manager Legg Mason Inc.

On June 4, Maryland-based Legg Mason entered into a non-prosecution agreement with the DOJ to resolve FCPA violations in Libya.… Continue Reading