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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

New Company Policy: Don’t pay bribes

One of Mary Barra’s first acts as CEO of General Motors was crazy. The HR department and others opposed it. But she went ahead anyway.

She replaced the company’s 10-page dress code with just two words: “Dress appropriately.”… Continue Reading

VW’s answer to culture issues: Get rid of the corporate Airbus

The Volkswagen emissions-testing scandal continues to provide some of the greatest lessons to be learned for the compliance and ethics practitioner that have been recently seen in any corporate scandal.

If you compare the conduct and language of VW senior executives of those from Walmart or even General Motors you will see no greater contrast.… Continue Reading

After GM: Can in-house lawyers survive?

The allegations are prima facie awful. In-house lawyers defending wrongful death claims knew for eleven years that some GM vehicles had an ignition flaw that could cause accidents. They didn’t report the flaw internally or to regulators because they didn’t want to prejudice GM’s position in ongoing or future litigation.… Continue Reading

India investigation hits GM data claims

An Indian government investigation has accused General Motors of “corporate fraud” for submitting false emissions data to regulators for vehicles manufactured and sold in India from 2005-2012. The panel’s findings have led to a recall of more than 125,000 vehicles in India and could result in charges against current and former senior executives.… Continue Reading