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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

Sarah Altschuller: Due diligence on your labor supply chain

The International Labor Organization estimates that nearly 21 million people are victims of forced labor worldwide, working in industries ranging from agriculture to electronics manufacturing.

Emerging legal requirements and news reports have raised the profile of labor trafficking as a legal and reputational risk to be carefully considered in corporate boardrooms.… Continue Reading

Compliance alert: The UK Modern Slavery Act is here

If you’re a compliance practitioner seeking to design an anti-corruption program consistent with all laws that apply to your company, you probably recognize the phrase “carries on a business, or part of a business, in any part of the United Kingdom.”… Continue Reading

Compliance Alert: Five risks for Fashion Week 2015

Image courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Fashion WeekFashion Week 2015 begins on February 12 in New York. Compliance will certainly not be on the agenda and the fashion industry has never attracted the kind of regulatory attention “enjoyed” by industries that rely heavily on public sector sales.… Continue Reading

Blowback from overseas graft hits home

Leslie Caldwell, the chief of the DOJ’s criminal division, does well at explaining why enforcing the FCPA and fighting corruption is a priority for the United States. Here’s part of what she said Wednesday at ACI’s 31st international conference on the FCPA at National Harbor, Maryland:

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[C]orruption is far more insidious and harmful than can be measured numerically.… Continue Reading

Mythili Raman: ‘Why we fight corruption’

Mythili Raman (Image courtesy of C-Span)Acting Assistant Attorney General Mythili Raman of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division is leaving the agency Friday, March 21. But the 17-year DOJ veteran made time the day before her departure to speak to the Global Anti-corruption Compliance Congress in Washington, DC.… Continue Reading

Graft is a gateway to crime and poverty

Laurence Cockcroft, author of ‘Global Corruption: Money, Power, and Ethics in the Modern World’Laurence Cockcroft is the author of the powerful new book Global Corruption: Money, Power, and Ethics in the Modern World.… Continue Reading

Get ready for human trafficking compliance

President Obama on Tuesday ordered enactment within six months of new federal regulations requiring strict compliance with the government’s zero-tolerance policy on human trafficking.

Anyone supplying goods or services to the government will have to comply by ensuring they don’t use misleading or fraudulent recruitment practices; charge recruitment fees; confiscate, hold, or conceal identity documents of any kind; or fail to pay repatriation costs for certain employees.… Continue Reading