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Harry Cassin
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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
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Richard Bistrong
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Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

A conversation with Mythili Raman

Mythili Raman, partner in Covington & Burling’s Washington, DC officeAfter 18 years at the Justice Department, and leading the criminal division during 2013 and 2014, Mythili Raman joined Covington & Burling’s white-collar crime and litigation practice in April. Continue Reading

Mythili Raman: ‘Why we fight corruption’

Mythili Raman (Image courtesy of C-Span)Acting Assistant Attorney General Mythili Raman of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division is leaving the agency Friday, March 21. But the 17-year DOJ veteran made time the day before her departure to speak to the Global Anti-corruption Compliance Congress in Washington, DC.… Continue Reading

Marubeni will pay $88 million to resolve second FCPA action

Head office of Marubeni in Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo, Japan (courtesy of Wikipedia)Japan’s Marubeni Corporation pleaded guilty Wednesday to eight FCPA charges, admitting it bribed Indonesian officials to win an electricity contract for itself and a partner, Alstom SA.… Continue Reading

Top U.S. prosecutor, Mythili Raman, leaving Justice Department

Acting Assistant Attorney General Mythili Raman of the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division announced on Wednesday that she is leaving the agency, effective March 21, 2014.

Under her leadership for the past year, the Criminal Division charged or convicted more than a dozen individuals for FCPA-related violations, and secured three of the ten of the biggest corporate FCPA resolutions ever involving a unit of Alcoa, France’s Total SA, and Weatherford International.… Continue Reading

And people lose hope . . .

‘Corruption corrodes the public trust in countries both rich and poor, and inflicts particular harm on emerging economies.  When a developing country’s public officials abuse their power for personal gain, its people suffer. … Continue Reading

For corporate defendants, there will (probably) be blood

Some members of Congress are evidently concerned that corporate defendants are getting off the hook. Too many deferred- and non-prosecution agreements, and not enough criminal indictments.

So acting assistant AG Mythili Raman, who’s now heading the DOJ’s criminal division, testified Wednesday before the U.S.… Continue Reading