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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

DOJ: Biomet breached DPA

The DOJ said in a court filing this month that Biomet breached a 2012 deferred prosecution agreement “based on conduct in Brazil and Mexico.”

A status report filed in federal court in Washington, D.C.… Continue Reading

Stryker pays $13.2 million in SEC settlement

The SEC said Thursday that medical device and equipment maker Stryker Corporation will pay $13.2 million to resolve FCPA violations.

Michigan-based Stryker bribed doctors and administrators at government controlled hospitals in Argentina, Greece, Mexico, Poland, and Romania, the SEC said.… Continue Reading

Medtronic wins double declination

Minnesota-based Medtronic Inc. won a double declination following an FCPA probe that lasted more than five years. The medical device maker said it received word in June from the DOJ and SEC that they won’t pursue enforcement actions.… Continue Reading

Enforcement Report for Q1 ’13

It was a quiet start to the year, with just one stealth enforcement action by the SEC that didn’t mentioned the FCPA by name, and none by the DOJ.

So the feds’ go-slow enforcement trend continues.… Continue Reading

Double declination for Zimmer

Following a five-year investigation into the overseas marketing and sales practices of medical device makers, the DOJ and SEC won’t bring any FCPA enforcement against one of the targeted companies, Zimmer Holdings Inc.… Continue Reading

Zimmer’s latest FCPA disclosure (November 2012)

Medical device maker Zimmer Holdings, Inc. said in an SEC filing yesterday that it can’t predict the outcome of DOJ and SEC investigations into its overseas sales practices.

The enforcement agencies opened their investigations in 2007.… Continue Reading

Smith & Nephew Reaches $22 Million Settlement

U.K.-based medical device maker Smith & Nephew plc agreed to pay $22.2 million to settle Foreign Corrupt Practices Act offenses committed by its U.S. and German subsidiaries.

The company admitted bribing government-employed doctors in Greece for more than a decade to win business.… Continue Reading

The 2011 Watch List

The Justice Department said this year it has about 150 ongoing  FCPA investigations and prosecutions. It doesn’t name those under the microscope and, while issuers probably should disclose investigations, not all of them do.… Continue Reading