The FCPA Blog

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The FCPA Blog
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Type of site
News & blogging
Available in English
Founded August 2007
Headquarters Singapore
Founder(s) Richard L. Cassin
Key people Richard L. Cassin, Publisher and Editor
Andy Spalding, Senior Editor
Elizabeth Spahn, Contributing Editor
Jessica Tillipman, Contributing Editor
Eric Carlson, Contributing Editor
Philip Fitzgerald, Contributing Editor
Michael Kuria, Contributing Editor
Thomas Fox, Contributing Editor
Marc Alain Bohn, Contributing Editor
Michael Scher, Contributing Editor
Bill Waite, Contributing Editor
Shruti J. Shah, Contributing Editor
Slogan(s) "News and views about the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act"
Website The FCPA Blog
Alexa rank Negative increase 286,957 (April 2014)[1]
Current status Active

The FCPA Blog is an international website for commentary and news about anti-corruption compliance and enforcement founded by Richard L. Cassin.[2][3]

The website's primary focus is compliance with and enforcement of the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).[4] Topics covered by posts have included developments and trends in international anti-corruption enforcement, relevant international treaties and conventions, correlations between corruption and national and global security, other criminal activity, and economic development and poverty. Commentary on the FCPA Blog has dealt with the effects of corruption on government institutions, individuals, and society in general, and how government and transnational anti-corruption enforcement policies impact international relations and global investment practices.


The FCPA Blog was launched by Richard L. Cassin from Singapore in August 2007.

With a reported 70,000 or more monthly pageviews from virtually every country, the FCPA Blog is one of the leading anti-corruption compliance websites in the world. It is regularly cited by global, national, and local news organizations as a source for reporting about the FCPA and international anti-corruption enforcement. In 2010, the FCPA Blog published the first version of its list of the Top Ten FCPA Cases,[5] which is now a regularly updated feature of the FCPA Blog and is referred to in numerous news accounts and legal submissions in court cases related to the FCPA. The FCPA Blog has also been cited in academic research papers[6] published in the United States and France. The Risk Management Monitor listed the FCPA Blog as one of the ten best risk-management and insurance-industry blogs.[7]

Editors and Authors[edit]

The FCPA Blog publishes multiple daily posts. They are written by Richard L. Cassin, who serves as editor-in-chief, and by a team of Contributing Editors and other contributors.[8] Posts have originated from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, China, and other countries. The FCPA Blog features regular profiles and interviews of global anti-corruption and compliance leaders from the public and private sectors.[9] As of June 2012, nearly 1,700 posts had appeared on the FCPA Blog.[10] The posts typically feature informal (non-technical) writing accessible to both legal and compliance professionals and the general public. Most posts do not exceed 300 words. The FCPA Blog also publishes third-party videos that deal with corruption and compliannce-related topics.

Related Works[edit]

In 2011, a collection of posts from the FCPA Blog written by various contributors was published as a book called Be My Guest: Bylined Posts from the FCPA Blog.[11] Collections of posts written by Richard L. Cassin have been collected in two volumes, Bribery Abroad: Lessons from the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act,[12] published in 2008 and a second edition appearing in 2011, and Bribery Everywhere: Chronicles From The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act,[13] published in 2009.[14]


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