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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

‘Questionable Guidance’ From Justice Secretary

Mixed messages: Kenneth Clarke, Lord Chancellor Secretary of State for JusticeBy Bill Waite

Richard Alderman, head of the U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office, told the Daily Telegraph on the day the new Guidance for the Bribery Act was issued last week, that the SFO will pursue U.K.-listed… Continue Reading

Kraft Discloses SEC Investigation

In its latest annual report, Illinois-based Kraft Foods said it received a subpoena on February 1 from the SEC. The subpoena is connected to an FCPA investigation of a facility in India that was part of Kraft’s $19 billion acquisition of U.K.-based… Continue Reading

Has Fix-It Time Arrived?

What are the odds the next Congress will amend the FCPA?

Not bad, we think.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is pushing for it, and Andrew Weissmann, formerly from the DOJ’s Enron Task Force and now in private practice, is helping out.… Continue Reading

M&A Surge Means More FCPA Action

Mergers and acquisitions are back. Seeking Alpha just said: “Over the past few weeks, there has been a resurgence in acquisition activity, fueling an already strong market rally. This news has spanned all regions of the economy ranging from the transportation sector (Burlington Northern being taken over by Berkshire Hathaway) to pharmaceuticals (Schering Plough being acquired by Merck).… Continue Reading

Calling All Pundits

The mailbag brings plenty of pleasant surprises — and this morning was no exception. We received the following message (changed slightly to protect identities)

Dear FCPA Blog,

As a member of the Law Review, I am required to write a student note.

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AGA Medical Resolves China-Related FCPA Charges

Privately-held AGA Medical Corporation will pay a $2 million criminal penalty and enter into a deferred prosecution agreement with the Department of Justice to settle Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations. It paid bribes in China of at least $460,000 to doctors in government-owned hospitals and patent-office officials.… Continue Reading

A Matter Of Money

At the White Collar Crime Prof Blog, Ellen Podgor — who’s now the solo blog editor since Peter Henning placed himself on well-deserved blog editor emeritus status — discusses some of the obligations imposed by the Department of Justice on AB Volvo and its two subsidiaries in their deferred prosecution agreement here.… Continue Reading

Syncor’s Founder Settles FCPA Charges With The SEC

Cardinal Health’s 2003 Acquisition of Syncor Established Important FCPA Precedents Concerning Pre-Merger Due Diligence and Successor Liability

Monty Fu, the founder of Syncor International Corp., agreed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 27, 2007 to resolve U.S.… Continue Reading