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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

Proposed German corporate legislation introduces respondeat superior, compliance defense, and cooperation credit

The upcoming German Corporate Sanctions Act (Verbandssanktionsgesetz aka VerSanG) draft represents a major change for businesses. Originally drafted by the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection in 2019, it introduces the idea of non-natural persons being subject to criminal liability, which is a firmly established concept in many other jurisdictions.… Continue Reading

Yes, Germany has a compliance and enforcement problem

I read with tremendous interest the FCPA Blog post, “In Germany, A weird tolerance for corporate crime.” I have long considered that a fundamental disconnect as well. Germany has a strong rule-based culture that anyone trying to jaywalk on one of its streets or throw trash in the wrong recycling bin is quick to find out.… Continue Reading