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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

Parental controls: Anti-corruption compliance programs for joint ventures, subsidiaries and franchisees (Part 4)

In this fourth of eight installments, we look at risk assessments and mitigation measures for joint venture (JV) interests. You can find Parts One, Two, and Three here.

Risk assessments are an important tool for JVs to understand their compliance risks better and for parent companies to monitor those risks and mitigation measures.… Continue Reading

Cobalt’s Blind Date

Oil is big business. And it leads some companies to take big risks with FCPA compliance.

Take Cobalt International Energy, Inc., for example.

In its annual report filed with the SEC on March 1, Cobalt repeated a disclosure, of sorts, about FCPA compliance in an Angolan development project.… Continue Reading

RAE Settles China-Related Offenses

A California-based gas detection company settled FCPA charges today with the DOJ and SEC for $2.9 million.

RAE Systems of San Jose agreed in a non-prosecution agreement to pay a criminal penalty of $1.7 million, and in an agreement with the SEC to pay $1,147,800 in disgorgement and $109,212 in prejudgment interest.… Continue Reading

The SEC Spreads The Love

Millipore’s announcement last week was unusual. The Massachusetts-based life science firm said in its 10-Q that the SEC won’t bring an enforcement action for potential Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations the company self-reported in 2006.… Continue Reading