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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

Former China compliance officer sues Siemens for retaliation

A compliance officer for Siemens’ heathcare business in China said in a federal lawsuit this week that he was fired a week after complaining about the company’s risky business practices.

Meng-Lin Liu filed a whistleblower retaliation case against Siemens under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act in federal court in New York.… Continue Reading

SEC case against Noble execs survives motion to dismiss

The SEC got the green light this week from a federal judge to charge two former Noble executives with FCPA-related offenses they committed after February 2007.

Judge Keith Ellison Tuesday refused to dismiss the SEC’s complaint but cut off claims that arose before early 2007 based on the FCPA’s five-year statute of limitations.… 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

SEC has no jurisdiction over me, Steffen says

A German citizen who once ran Siemens’ subsidiary in Argentina said in a court filing last week that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has no jurisdiction over him and its civil complaint should be dismissed.… Continue Reading

‘Carbon copy prosecutions’ change the rules of the game

A recent University of Chicago Legal Forum article looks deep into an important new enforcement trend — duplicative enforcement actions in multiple countries.

The article — ‘Carbon Copy” Prosecutions: A Growing Anticorruption Phenomenon in a Shrinking World’ — was written by T.Continue Reading

From Siemens 8, Sharef settles with SEC, Steffen fights

A former Siemens executive charged by the SEC with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act has reached agreement in principle to settle his case.

Ariel Sharef and the SEC are preparing settlement documents, the SEC told a federal judge in New York City last week.… Continue Reading