Editors

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

Selva Ozelli: U.S. struggles to balance tax transparency and national security

On March 12, President Trump issued an executive order blocking the biggest tech merger in history for fear that Broadcom Ltd “might take action that threatens to impair the national security of the United States.”

The plan had been for Broadcom Ltd., a Singaporean chipmaker, to acquire San Diego’s Qualcomm Inc., the leading maker of cellphone modems, for $117 billion.… Continue Reading

Nina Mohseni: Treasury amends Cuba sanctions again, but embargo remains

Secretary of State John Kerry in a vintage Chevy Impala in Old Havana on August 15, 2015 (State Department photo)The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has amended the Cuba sanctions regulations for the second time this year. 

While many of the amendments, which went into effect last Monday September 21, reflect nothing more than some fine-tuning and expansion of the January 16 amendments, here is a glimpse of the changes that affect business and trade. 

Americans and those located in the U.S.… Continue Reading

Did Dennis Rodman violate the FCPA?

Among the more than $10,000 in gifts Dennis Rodman delivered to North Korea dictator Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang this month were “hundreds of dollars’ worth of Irish Jameson whiskey, European crystal, an Italian suit, a fur coat, and an English Mulberry handbag for Kim’s wife, Ri Sol-ju,” the Daily Beast said Friday.… Continue Reading

NCR posts investigation update

Image courtesy of NCR CorporationHere’s what ATM-maker NCR Corporation said in its SEC filing (Form 8-K) this month about ongoing FCPA and OFAC investigations:

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In 2012, NCR received anonymous allegations from a purported whistleblower regarding certain aspects of the Company’s business practices in China, the Middle East and Africa.… Continue Reading

Wal-Mart’s Victims Part I

It’s probably fair to say that the corporate poster child of FCPA enforcement, right now, is Siemens. But that’s about to change. 

A couple years ago, if a law school professor had written up this fact pattern as a hypo on an exam, it would have been dismissed as unrealistic.… Continue Reading