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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

Enforcement Survey: What happens to public officials who take bribes?

The business community often complains during consultations with the OECD Working Group on Bribery that its focus on criminalizing the supply-side of foreign bribery creates an unbalanced approach to enforcement. In their view, companies face credible enforcement risks and high sanctions if they engage in foreign bribery, while the public officials who solicit or receive bribes seem to enjoy de facto impunity.… Continue Reading

FCA Study: Millions of Brits are too timid to complain

More than 15 million people in the UK routinely miss out on refunds, replacement products, and getting other problems sorted because they don’t know how to complain with confidence.

A study for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) found that 28 percent of Brits put up with queue jumpers, bad meals at restaurants, and poor service “because they lack the confidence and know-how to speak out.”… Continue Reading

Frances McLeod: We need to audit culture change too

Culture is often thought of as a soft issue because companies struggle to measure its effectiveness. But culture and compliance are linked.

In an FCPA context, for example, compliance failures frequently flow from the erosion of ethical behavior and robust corporate governance. … Continue Reading

Does e-government reduce corruption? Take the survey

Do e-government and digital technologies really help to prevent corruption? Companies appear to believe that they do — but what’s your view?

E-government such as e-procurement, e-customs, e-tax filing and e-sourcing aim to promote efficient and clean business.… Continue Reading

Joe Murphy: Do compliance programs work?

This has always been a challenging question: How do you prove that preventive work stopped something bad from happening?

Over the years one thing I have noticed is that people who have done compliance and ethics work have actual stories about getting calls from employees, or talking with them at training, or dealing with helpline calls, where we know our work has helped head off a violation. … Continue Reading