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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

DOJ issues first FCPA advisory opinion in six years

The Justice Department issued an FCPA Opinion Procedure Release Friday, the first new release since November 2014, advising a U.S.-based investment advisor that fees paid to a foreign government-linked investment bank’s affiliate wouldn’t trigger an FCPA enforcement action.… Continue Reading

Spinelli and Murtha: FCPA due diligence in healthcare M&A

At a conference recently, Sandra Moser, the acting Chief of the Fraud Section of the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that the prosecutors from the agencies’ Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Unit would be collaborating with the Corporate Strike Force of DOJ’s Health Care Fraud Unit to investigate healthcare corruption here in the United States and abroad.… Continue Reading

Bill Steinman: How to handle mandated per diems with foreign government customers

Most FCPA Blog readers know that the FCPA contains an affirmative defense under which companies may incur expenses, such as meals or travel costs, on behalf of foreign government officials, so long as those expenses are reasonable and bona fide, and directly related to either showing off the company’s wares or executing or performing under a foreign government contract. … Continue Reading

JP Morgan China hirings trigger SEC probe

The SEC is investigating whether JP Morgan Chase violated the FCPA by hiring two children of Chinese officials to win business.

The New York Times reported Saturday that the investment bank hired the son of the chairman of the China Everbright Group, a China state-controlled conglomerate, and won business from the group that included a stock offering by a subsidiary.… Continue Reading