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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

Firestone and Butenko: A Russian ‘Pilot Program’?

Russian President Putin recently submitted a new anti-corruption bill to the Russian parliament.

The proposal has two significant aspects. 

First, it would amend Article 19.28 of the Russian Code of Administrative Violations (which was previously amended in 2011 to impose liability on corporations for bribery, including domestic and foreign, public and private) to provide that companies can avoid liability in domestic bribery cases if

(i) they assist in the discovery or investigation of the bribe or

(ii) the bribe has been extorted. … Continue Reading

Peter Leasure: Predicting the benefits of voluntary disclosure with statistical analysis

Studies that use statistical analysis to examine various FCPA outcomes are becoming more common. In one such paper entitled “Punishing the Penitent: Disproportionate Fines in Recent FCPA Enforcements and Suggested Improvements,” the author attempted to determine whether companies who voluntarily disclosed FCPA transgressions received a benefit in their fine calculation.Continue Reading

Ciena Corporation discloses new FCPA probe

A Maryland-based telecommunications company said in a securities filing Friday that it has launched an internal investigation into potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Ciena Corporation said the investigation is to determine if certain payments “to an individual employed by a customer in a country in the ASEAN region” may have violated the FCPA and other laws.… Continue Reading

A great sales talk for compliance pros

Compliance doesn’t sell itself. Corporate officers and directors, at some point in their careers, need to be convinced that compliance is good for them and for their business. How to convince them is always the challenge.… Continue Reading