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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

ethiXbase launches employee certification system

Our team has analyzed every known FCPA investigation and enforcement action to create a market-leading automated system built to meet or exceed all government compliance standards and requirements. 

Features include real-time visibility of all compliance communications and document delivery, latest compliance material pulled from the ethiXbase content library, fully automated emails of new and scheduled compliance materials, tracking of all email delivery, handing, opening, and document downloading. … Continue Reading

The Compliance Professionals

TRACE said this week it’s starting a certification program for antibribery specialists.

The program is aimed at those already working with antibribery laws or compliance — lawyers, compliance managers and administrators, accountants and financial specialists — but it’s open to anyone with an interest.… Continue Reading

The Compliance World Series

Holding countries publicly accountable for antibribery enforcement is a key to global compliance. Measuring performance inning by inning and posting the results on the scoreboard tells each government where it stands.… Continue Reading

Global Enforcement’s Bad Math

American business people have always been troubled by the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. It’s not that they want to pay bribes overseas. They don’t. But they also don’t want companies from other countries paying bribes to win work.… Continue Reading

Second Chances And More

What a difference a year or so makes. In December 2007, Lucent Technologies Inc. — which became part of Alcatel SA in November 2006 — settled Foreign Corrupt Practices Act charges.… Continue Reading

Obama On Corruption

With his family ties to Kenya and Indonesia, and who can forget Chicago, Barak Obama should know plenty about public corruption — and he does. The subject was clearly on his mind when he visited Kenya in 2006 (he’s pictured left with his 83-year-old Kenyan grandmother).… Continue Reading

A Gold Medal For Opinion Procedure Release 08-03

Foreign organizations in China have been vexed for years by the need to pay or reimburse Chinese journalists who attend local press events. The journalists can’t afford to travel on their own and their employers don’t reimburse them.… Continue Reading

The Dog Ate Our Homework

We had a nice post ready for today. Really. Then we remembered the 11:59 p.m. deadline on May 31 for the 2008 TRACE International essay contest on fighting public bribery. There were only a few hours to go so in desperation we sent our post off as our entry.… Continue Reading

The FCPA For Everyone

Wikipedia — “the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit” — has a page on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act here. It defines the FCPA this way:

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 (15 U.S.C.Continue Reading