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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

Luis Dantón Martínez Corres: International trade agreements can help fight corruption

Transparency International just updated its Exporting Corruption Evaluation for 2018, the first update since 2015.

It assesses enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention by reviewing the 44 countries that are signatories of the convention and account for 65 percent of world exports, and more than 75 percent of total foreign direct investment outflows.… Continue Reading

Compliance pros are rock stars, yes they are

Only yesterday they were pimply FCPA nerds. But a strange thing happened. They morphed into the cool kids.

Today’s compliance officers are famous and wanted.

Here’s some evidence.

The White House commuted ZTE’s corporate death sentence by arranging to embed hand-picked compliance officers in the outlaw Chinese company.… Continue Reading

Luis Dantón Martínez Corres: Mexico election will decide fate of enforcement

Mexico is just weeks away from a groundbreaking election on July 1. The election has profound implications for the fate of the existing National Anticorruption System.

The country will elect its president, the entire congress (500) and senate (128), as well as state governor elections (9), and thousands of municipal and state congress seats.… Continue Reading

PEMEX requires compliance programs for contractors

In the next few weeks suppliers and contractors of PEMEX, Mexico’s state owned oil company, will be required to submit information on the existence and state of their compliance programs.

Many of the regional and local companies working with PEMEX could have difficulty meeting this new requirement and will have to undertake significant efforts to continue working with the Mexican oil giant.… Continue Reading

Transparency International, Pharma Associations Launch New LatAm Regional Integrity Initiative

Transparency International-UK’s pharmaceuticals and healthcare program has published a new set of integrity standards for use by pharmaceutical companies in Latin America. 

The new standards — the Business Principles for Promoting Integrity in the Pharmaceutical Sector (“Pharma Integrity Principles) — are a first step in an ambitious multi-stakeholder initiative to establish a uniform baseline for integrity practices across the region.… Continue Reading

Texas aviation boss jailed for bribing Mexico officials

The owner and president of a Texas aviation company was sentenced to 18 months in prison Thursday for helping to bribe officials in Mexico.

Douglas Ray, 55, of Magnolia, Texas was also ordered to pay $590,000 in restitution when he appeared in federal court in Houston.… Continue Reading

SEC charges Orthofix with FCPA violations in Brazil

The SEC Wednesday charged Texas-based medical device maker Orthofix International with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act when its subsidiary in Brazil made improper payments to doctors at government-owned hospitals to increase sales.… Continue Reading