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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
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

Bill Steinman
Contributing Editor

Is compliance failing?

During most interviews, I’m asked this question or something like it: More companies than ever have compliance programs. Yet huge scandals keep making headlines. What gives?

To be fair, there’s plenty of evidence that compliance has failed: Volkswagen cheated on diesel emissions tests.… Continue Reading

Richard Bistrong: When we’re squeezed, do ethical decisions flow out?

When I started blogging in 2014, there was little discussion about how issues like financial pressures and “micro-cultures” could impact decision making that can lead us astray.

Now, though, the OECD has published an engaging work, Behavioral Insights for Public Integrity, Harnessing the Human Factor to Counter Corruption, focusing on the interaction between policy making and integrity.Continue Reading

Karp and Mendelsohn: Is RBS the first enforcement action under DOJ policy against piling on?

On May 9 the DOJ announced a new policy concerning the coordination of penalties imposed by more than one regulator or law enforcement authority in corporate resolutions.  

This new policy (pdf) against “piling on” requires DOJ attorneys to “coordinate with one another to avoid the unnecessary imposition of duplicative fines, penalties, and/or forfeiture against [a] company,” and further instructs DOJ personnel to “endeavor, as appropriate, to .… Continue Reading

Keppel employees may face criminal prosecution in Singapore, government says

Singapore’s Indranee Rajah blasts KeppelA top Singapore official told parliament Monday that Keppel employees are still being investigated by Singapore’s Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau and could face criminal charges.

Senior Minister of State for Finance and Law Indranee Rajah said “the Public Prosecutor will determine whether to prosecute them after investigations are completed,”according to a report from Singapore’s Mediacorp.… Continue Reading