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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

Is compliance failing?

During most interviews, I’m asked this question or something like it: More companies than ever have compliance programs. Yet huge scandals keep making headlines. What gives?

To be fair, there’s plenty of evidence that compliance has failed: Volkswagen cheated on diesel emissions tests.… Continue Reading

Caterina Bulgarella: Why good words can produce bad acts

One of the most common discussions in the ethics and compliance community today revolves around the idea of using corporate values to foster ethics in organizations. Though this conversation has helped practitioners move away from a check-the-box compliance approach, practices based on corporate values have unwittingly created a check-the-box approach to ethics, obscuring the disconnect between external values and what the organization actually values.… Continue Reading

Ex-VW CEO Winterkorn indicted for emissions cheating

The DOJ unsealed an indictment Thursday charging the former head of Germany’s biggest company with helping hide emissions cheating software used to deceive U.S. regulators and car buyers.

Martin Winterkorn, 70, Volkswagen’s former chief executive, was charged in a sixteen-count indictment with conspiracy and wire fraud.… Continue Reading

UK enforcement: Charging Barclays is a good first step to ending corporate impunity

Until the SFO announced its charges against Barclays, not a single UK bank or individual had faced criminal prosecution for their role in the financial crisis of 2008.

The financial crisis and the recession that resulted is the root cause of the austerity measures that are causing such deep damage to the UK’s public bodies, including local councils, the National Health Service, fire departments and schools.… Continue Reading