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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

DOJ: Don’t let FCPA enforcement fears stop M&A deals

Deputy Assistant Attorney General Matthew MinerThe prosecutor who oversees the criminal division’s FCPA unit said the DOJ wants corporate acquisitions to happen and doesn’t want the “specter of enforcement to be a risk factor that impedes such activity by good actors.”… Continue Reading

Jerry Hansen: What about due diligence for domestic M&A?

Anti-bribery and corruption due diligence should be conducted on cross-border transactions. The prospect of successor liability alone makes performing such due diligence a requirement for corporate acquirers answering to boards and shareholders, and private equity funds answering to investors.… Continue Reading

Brazil anti-corruption bill moves forward, sort of

A key vote has occurred in the Brazilian legislature on its anti-corruption bill, the Clean Company Act. And anti-corruption advocates may deem it only a partial success.

Recall that though Brazil was among the original 1997 signatories to the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery, its eventual statute imposed liability only on natural persons and not on companies.… Continue Reading