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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

Resource Alert: New real-world compliance training video

Companies often ask me to record video for internal training. They want real-world stories of corruption and commerce which they can embed into an 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

Seven years later, Richard Bistrong is wheels up

My Federal Probation formally terminated on January 14, and with that termination came the return of my passport.

My ten-year crucible in the criminal justice system began when the DOJ targeted me in 2007 — with only myself to blame.… Continue Reading

Richard Bistrong: The best compliance officers make themselves vulnerable

When compliance leaders ask, “What can I do to better connect with the work-force?” my response is always the same. I encourage them to show their vulnerability.

How? By recognizing that no one experiences risk more than the people who work in the middle of it, and that sometimes even a well-intentioned compliance program can miss that risk.… Continue Reading

Andy Spalding: The FCPA is all about change

The FCPA is fundamentally about change: in federal laws, in global attitudes, in corporate practices, and ultimately, in ourselves. I wanted my law school students to see that change happening, to feel it for themselves.… Continue Reading

Barry Vitou: Is the SFO here to stay?

Barry Vitou, a partner in Pinsent Masons in London and head of their Global Corporate Crime Team, talked with me this week about the future of the SFO.

We also talked about the “Blockbuster Funding” the SFO uses for special investigations, morale at the organization, and the challenges the SFO faces dealing with the press, public, and its government masters.… Continue Reading