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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 year’s first FCPA opinion, DOJ clears ‘humanitarian aid’

On December 19, the Justice Department published FCPA Opinion Procedure Release No. 13-01, ruling that a law firm partner could pay some medical expenses of foreign official’s daughter.

The lawyer’s firm billed the foreign country over $2 million for the past 18 months, and expects to bill the same amount in 2014.… Continue Reading

Scholarship That Rocked The Boat

A few years ago, after a dozen or so enterprising law students asked me what FCPA-related topics were ripe for research, I answered with a post on the FCPA Blog.

My suggestions included: (1) respondeat superior—the legal doctrine imputing to corporate employers the criminal acts of employees; (2) the sad state of the Department of Justice’s Opinion Procedure Releases; and (3) the confusing condition of the FCPA’s promotional-expenses affirmative defense.… Continue Reading

Bigger And Better: Hughes Hubbard’s 2011 Spring Alert

Hughes Hubbard’s annual FCPA reviews are new kids on the block. But we don’t know a better source for FCPA and compliance-related information.

Last year’s version, we said, was both a quick desk reference and — at 241 pages — an authoritative collection of FCPA resources.… Continue Reading

Lobbyists Aren’t Always Foreign Officials

In FCPA Opinion Procedure Release No. 10-03 issued Wednesday, the Requestor — a U.S. limited partnership — is working with a foreign government on “an innovative natural resources project with a novel approach,” and needs help dealing with that government.… Continue Reading

Microfinance Meets The FCPA

Photo courtesy of World Vision CanadaThe Justice Department has published its second FCPA Opinion Procedure Release of 2010.

The Requestor in Release 10-02 is a U.S. non-governmental organization and a “domestic concern” under the FCPA.… Continue Reading