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Editors

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

Diageo’s ‘Rice Cake’ Payments

There’s always a danger that an unhealthy corporate practice, even an illegal one, will gain internal acceptance and legitimacy simply because it happens all the time.

Take Diageo’s gift giving in Asia.… Continue Reading

The Supremes And The FCPA

Questions about ambiguity in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act have been around since its inception. See, for example, our post Looking Again At U.S. v. Kay (November 7, 2007). The Supreme Court will answer those questions soon, either by granting review of Kay and deciding what “obtaining or retaining business” means, or by refusing to take the case and allowing the government to continue its “expansive enforcement” of the law.… Continue Reading

Joint Venture Compliance

International joint ventures bring very high risks under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Unreliable partners — those who might pay bribes to foreign officials to help the business — need to be spotted early and either avoided or controlled.… Continue Reading

Delta & Pine Land Company Settles FCPA Charges

 FCPA Violations Disclosed During Monsanto’s Pre-Acquisition Due Diligence

July 26, 2007 — The Securities and Exchange Commission has settled Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement actions against Delta & Pine Land Company, a Mississippi-based cottonseed producer, and its 100% owned subsidiary, Turk Deltapine, Inc.… Continue Reading