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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

Agilent discloses China compliance problem, investigation

Agilent Technologies disclosed that employees in China working with third-party intermediaries may have violated the company’s business conduct policy and the FCPA.

Santa Clara, California-based Agilent makes testing and measurement equipment used in the medical industry.… Continue Reading

Can we relax yet?

Professor Peter J. Henning of Wayne State University Law School (Photo courtesy of Wayne Law)Over the last decade, since the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in 2002, publicly traded corporations have poured significant resources into their compliance programs to prevent wrongdoing, or to at least be an early warning system for what might become a problem.… Continue Reading

ADM reserves $25 million for settlement

Commodities giant Archer Daniels-Midland Company said this week it has reserved $25 million for a potential FCPA settlement with the DOJ and SEC.

The focus of its investigation that started in 2008 and just ended was the handling of grain and feed exports, ADM said.… Continue Reading

MTS does show and tell with the feds

MTS Systems Corporation said it has investigated possible violations of the FCPA and in January ‘presented the results of its investigation and its corrective actions to representatives of the Department of Justice and the SEC.’… Continue Reading

Corporate behavior can change. Really

Only five years ago, no one talked about self disclosing potential FCPA violations.

Today, a mere blink of an eye later, self disclosure is the norm.

In our era of hyper-enforcement and Sarbanes-Oxley driven field certifications, the new pattern is set:

Hear from a whistleblower about sensitive payments somewhere, take a quick look for credible evidence, inform the board, launch an internal investigation, disclose it to the DOJ, and write it up in the next quarterly SEC filing.… Continue Reading