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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

One Of The Great Ones

Former federal judge Stanley Sporkin (left) is one of my heroes. Yes, I am biased. As an Assistant U.S. Attorney at the Justice Department in Washington, D.C., I tried several cases before him, and in private practice, I have collaborated with him on many projects.… Continue Reading

Former Olympus CEO Turns Whistleblower

The fired British CEO of Tokyo-based Olympus Corporation has turned over evidence of potentially corrupt payments to the U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office.

Michael Woodford, a thirty-year veteran at the company, served as CEO for just six months before being fired a week ago.… Continue Reading

The Coming Chaos In Global Enforcement

Anti-corruption laws are breaking out all over.

In a few days, the U.K. Bribery Act will be a reality. Other countries, prodded by the OECD and U.S., are criminalizing overseas public bribery.… Continue Reading

Are We All Issuers Now?

For years, critics have said the FCPA hurts U.S. financial markets by scaring away foreign companies that don’t want the burden of compliance. We don’t know of any hard evidence to support that argument, and no foreign executives have told us they’re staying out of American markets because of the FCPA.… Continue Reading

JGC Confirms DOJ Investigation

The fourth member of the TSKJ consortium — JGC Corporation of Japan — and the only one that hasn’t settled Foreign Corrupt Practices Act charges with the U.S. government, disclosed in its latest annual report that it’s in talks with the DOJ “about a potential resolution” of FCPA-related charges.… Continue Reading

A Prince Of Persia

Iran has all the ingredients to be an FCPA minefield. It’s big — 66 million people in an area about the size of Alaska — and it’s the world’s 6th largest oil producer.… Continue Reading

High-Velocity FCPA

There’s been more FCPA action in the past month than in most prior years since enactment in 1977. What’s the rest of 2010 going to bring? Photo by Patrick BourThe FCPA-related news just keeps coming — faster and faster.… Continue Reading

Non-Public Issuer Discloses Investigation

In what may be the first case of its kind, a U.S. company that has no securities traded on an exchange but files periodic reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission has disclosed an internal investigation into possible Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations.… Continue Reading

KBR’s U.K. Middlemen Indicted

Two U.K. citizens who allegedly helped Houston-based Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR) bribe Nigerian officials have been indicted for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Jeffrey Tesler, 60, of London, England, and Wojciech Chodan, 71, of Maidenhead, England, were indicted on Feb.… Continue Reading