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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

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

Supreme Court limits SEC disgorgement power

The U.S. Supreme Court Monday ruled 9-0 to limit the Securities and Exchange Commission’s legal authority to recover ill-gotten profits from defendants.

The Supreme Court in Kokesh v. SEC said the SEC’s use of the remedy known as disgorgement is subject to a five-year statute of limitations.… Continue Reading

FCC fines Siemens for failing to disclose FCPA and obstruction convictions

The Federal Communications Commission fined Siemens Corporation and Siemens Medical Solutions $175,000 Thursday for failing to disclose corporate felony convictions as required by the FCC’s rules.

Several Siemens companies hold FCC wireless licenses and were required to disclose on their applications prior criminal convictions for violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and, separately, obstruction of justice.… Continue Reading

Former CFO of Siemens Argentina pleads guilty to FCPA offenses

The former chief financial officer of Siemens S.A. – Argentina pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court in New York City to conspiring to pay tens of millions of dollars in bribes to Argentina government officials in connection with a $1 billion contract to create national identity cards.… Continue Reading