Editors

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

Roberto P. Bauzá: A judge brings honor to Brazil

Author Roberto P. BauzáThis week I had the pleasure and privilege of attending a public speech given by Judge Sergio Moro in Buenos Aires before an audience of local attorneys, businessmen, members of the judiciary and government officials.Continue Reading

After Odebrecht: Coordinated international enforcement is the new reality

As frequent readers of the FCPA Blog are well aware, nowadays companies must consider not only the anti-corruption regulatory regimes in their home jurisdictions, but also the criminalization and prosecution of bribery in other locales — sometimes very distant ones — where they do business. 

This point has been underscored by the recent uptick in coordinated, multijurisdictional investigations into corruption issues, including the spate of high-profile investigations involving authorities in the United States and Brazil (most notably, the Odebrecht case).… Continue Reading

Brazil Car Wash judge killed in plane crash

The Brazilian judge overseeing the politically explosive investigation into a massive bribe and kickback scandal at the state energy company died Thursday in a plane crash. 

Supreme Court Justice Teori Zavascki was killed when a light plane he was travelling in crashed into the water near Paraty in Rio de Janeiro state. 

Zavascki, 68, presided over the corruption investigation known as Operation Car Wash.… Continue Reading

Braskem enters talks with feds to resolve FCPA allegations

Brazil petrochemical giant Braskem SA said Monday it has started discussions with the DOJ and SEC that could “lead to formal settlement negotiations and the resolution” of allegations that it paid bribes in exchange for supply contracts from state oil company Petrobras. 

Braskem said it also “intends to start simultaneous discussions in Brazil with the same purpose.”

Petrobras and Brazil construction firm Odebrecht SA together control about 97 percent of Braskem’s voting stock and about 74 percent of its share capital.… Continue Reading