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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

America: Let’s not pat ourselves on the back quite yet

Anti-corruption experts around the world cheered last week when the Biden Administration announced that “countering corruption [is] a core United States national security interest.” And for good reason – the announcement identifies many of the issues that are critical in the global fight against corruption.Continue Reading

In Brazil, whistleblowers need adequate rewards and legal certainty

It is only in the last ten years that incentives for whistleblowing have gained steam in Brazil. This has resulted from factors such as the recognition of plea bargaining (delação premiada) in Law Nº 12,850 of 2013 and the initiation, in 2014, of Operation Car Wash, the most extensive corruption investigation in the history of Brazil.… Continue Reading

Brazil moves closer to (small) whistleblower rewards

Whistleblowing laws have been implemented by many jurisdictions to increase the quantity of reports on cases against corruption, fraud, misconduct and other illegal activities. Similar strategies are currently under debate in Brazil, a country that is trailing other OECD members in the protection of whistleblowers.… Continue Reading

The Joker: A surprise compliance hero

The Joker has been adopted as a symbol of rebellion against perceived corrupt power structures worldwide. If one makes the leap to understanding global protest movements as a systemic response to perceived institutional corruption, then it is not so far to see the connection.… Continue Reading

SEC rewards ‘overseas’ whistleblower

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said Tuesday it awarded an overseas whistleblower $500,000.

In a brief announcement, the SEC said the whistleblower’s “expeditious reporting” helped the agency bring a successful enforcement action.… Continue Reading