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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

In Phase 4 reviews, OECD Working Group wants to identify and share good practices

The OECD recently published a resources booklet for the fourth round of country monitoring under the Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions.

While the format of the evaluations will be seemingly the same as in the prior round, the content will have a more topical axis, the main purpose being to focus on three horizontal issues: detection of the foreign bribery offense, enforcement, and liability of legal persons.… Continue Reading

Murphy and Moschella to OECD: Use existing compliance and ethics program models to promote public integrity

We recently filed comments with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) Council on Public Integrity, making suggestions on the Council’s draft Recommendation on Public Integrity.

The OECD is a forum where the governments of 34 democracies with market economies work to promote economic growth, prosperity, and sustainable development.… Continue Reading

Giulio Nessi: World sport should look to OECD model for restoring integrity

The international sport community is going through a turbulent time that has nothing to do with the results of any club or national team.

Major corruption allegations and investigations in many sports including football, athletics, cricket and tennis have raised deep worldwide concerns and disappointment over sport governance, events organization, and integrity of competitions.… Continue Reading

Kazakhstan: Dreams of progress, but reality comes knocking

I’ve described the significant progress Kazakhstan made in improving its international standing for economic attractiveness and the recognition that it received from the U.S. government for its reform.

For much of the past 15 years, Kazakhstan was deemed by many as having the best investment climate in the post-Soviet Commonwealth of Independence States (the CIS), being second only to Russia in its ability to attract foreign investment.… Continue Reading