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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

Giant corporations are good for compliance

Most of us, if we have any sense at all, harbor some healthy distrust of the world’s biggest companies. For good reason we fear the concentrated power of giant corporations. What, after all, is one person compared to the overwhelming might of Facebook, Walmart, or Exxon?… Continue Reading

Siemens CCO takes top compliance post at Novartis

Dr. Klaus MoosmayerBig pharma Novartis said Tuesday that it named Dr. Klaus Moosmayer as its new Chief Ethics, Risk and Compliance Officer.

He’ll report to the CEO, Vas Narasimhan, and become a member of Novartis’ Executive Committee.… 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

Siemens nominates compliance professional to Board

Sylvie Kandé de Beaupuy (Image courtesy of Alstom)Compliance professionals should exult as a major global concern, Siemens, has named a CCO to its Board of Directors.

Railway Gazette reported that “Sylvie Kandé de Beaupuy, Group Ethics & Compliance Officer of Airbus Group” has been nominated to the combined Board of Directors created from the Siemens Mobility-Alstom merger.… Continue Reading

What’s the most important FCPA case ever?

Since the FCPA became law in December 1977, the DOJ has brought about 300 enforcement actions. Which one is the most important?

Telia. The biggest by our measure was this year’s action against Telia Company AB of Sweden, with global penalties amounting to $965 million.… Continue Reading