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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

Home for the holidays, and other wonderful surprises

I was released from prison for FCPA offenses just over six years ago today, and three years ago gained restoration of my travel and other civil rights. So when I hear now about convictions or guilty pleas in FCPA and other white-collar cases, I understand the gut-wrenching uncertainty that these individuals face.… Continue Reading

The Big Story of 2018: Compliance Officers

It was a breakout year for compliance officers and compliance professionals, making them the big story of 2018. As I said mid-year, they’re rock stars now, famous and wanted.

Some stories about them from the FCPA Blog during 2018:

Alstom appointed a compliance officer, Sylvie Kandé de Beaupuy of Airbus, to its board of directors.… Continue Reading

Compliance pros are rock stars, yes they are

Only yesterday they were pimply FCPA nerds. But a strange thing happened. They morphed into the cool kids.

Today’s compliance officers are famous and wanted.

Here’s some evidence.

The White House commuted ZTE’s corporate death sentence by arranging to embed hand-picked compliance officers in the outlaw Chinese company.… Continue Reading

Roy B. Cohn: Compliance training video wins top media awards

The innovative training video that I produced with Richard Bistrong and Mastercard has won three top awards, recognizing production quality and excellence in storytelling.

“Behind the Bribe” was chosen from among 12,000 entries from all 50 states and five continents to win two Silver Telly Awards — one for Employee Communications and the other for Training for Corporate Use.… Continue Reading

Resource Alert: Mastercard training video now available to everyone

Companies often ask me to record video for internal training. They want real-world stories of corruption and commerce which they can embed into existing on-line anti-bribery compliance training.

Mastercard took that to a new level when they engaged a production company to depict chapters of my own FCPA violations, eventual guilty plea, and my sentencing to fourteen and a half months in prison.… Continue Reading