Andrew B. Spalding
Assistant Professor of Law
Courses Taught International Business Transactions Anti-Bribery Seminar Comparative Business Law Contracts

Professor Andy Spalding teaches and writes in the area of international anti-corruption law. He is Senior Editor of the FCPA Blog and an instructor at the U.N.-sponsored International Anti-Corruption Academy in Vienna, Austria. His scholarship has appeared in the UCLA Law Review, Washington University Law Review, and many other academic venues, and has been covered by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Economist, Atlantic, Forbes, and National Public Radio. From 2009-2010, Professor Spalding was a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar in Mumbai, India, traveling across India and into Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Thailand, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates to conduct research and lecture at law and business schools. He has also taught intensive short courses on international business transactions and other legal topics to practicing lawyers in Beijing, China through the Beijing Lawyers Association. Professor Spalding has a Ph.D. in Political Science and has served as a lecturer, panelist, or invited keynote speaker at over two dozen conferences and meetings on international business and anti-corruption law topics.

Professor Spalding is the lead author in the Olympic Anti-Corruption Report: Brazil and the Rio 2016 Games. Click here to see the chapters, videos, contributions to Transparency International's Global Corruption Report: Sport, blog posts, and more. 

Panelist, "New Scholars Colloquia on International Law," Southeastern Association of Law Schools, 2015
Speaker, "Are You Happy Now: Stimulating Student Reflection on Professional Fulfillment," Legal Ed Igniting Law Teaching Conference, 2015

"Freedom from Corruption: the New Human Right?" Michigan State University Junior Faculty Workshop, November 2012

"Corruption as a Rights Violation: Implications for Commercial Anti-Bribery Laws," American Society of International Law Annual Research Forum, Athens, GA, October 2012

"Your Company has been Accused of Violating the FCPA: Now What?" Moderator (panelists include former U.S. Attorney General and Chief Judge for the Southern District of New York Michael Mukasey), Dow Jones Compliance Symposium, March 2012

"Corporate Corruption and International Law," invited keynote speaker, Northwestern Law School International Law Workshop, January 2012

"Anti-Bribery Law, Foreign Policy, and Foreign Direct Investment," invited keynote speaker, RAND Corp. Center for Corporate Ethics Symposium, January 2012

"Four Unchartered Corners of Anti-Corruption Law," Panelist, Wisconsin Law Review Symposium on the Changing Role of In-House and General Counsels, November 2011

"Corruption in South Asia: the Role of Law and Legal Institutions," Panel Chair, University of Wisconsin, Madison South Asia Legal Studies Pre-Conference, October 2011

"The Irony of International Business Law," Panelist, Midwest Corporate Legal Scholars Conference, Moritz College of Law, the Ohio State University, June 2011

"International Business, Economic Development, and Corruption," Panel Chair, Law & Society Annual Conference, June 2011

"Progressivism in U.S. International Business Law," invited keynote speaker, University of Cincinnati College of Law, October 2010

"The Irony of International Business Law," invited keynote speaker, University of Dayton School of Law, October 2010

"The Impact of Anti-Bribery Laws in Developing Countries," Panelist, Fordham Law School International Law Weekend, October 2010

"Comparing U.S. and Chinese International Business Law," invited keynote speaker, Moritz College of Law, the Ohio State University, October 2010

"Legal Measures Against Corruption in Global Perspective: Principles, Politics, Prospects," Panelist, University of Windsor Faculty of Law, Ontario, Canada, October 2010

"The Role of Business Ethics and Integrity in Preventing Corruption," Panelist, Transparency International and the American Chamber of Commerce in India, Delhi, September 2010

"Economic Development and Anti-Corruption Laws: the Challenge of India," Panelist, Law & Society Annual Conference, May 2010

"Middle-Eastern Oil and Anti-Corruption Laws," invited keynote speaker, U.A.E. University, Al Ain, May 2010

"The Role of Anti-Bribery Law in Alleviating Poverty," series of lectures delivered at the ASA University Department of Law, Dhaka, Bangladesh, April 2010

"Corruption, the Rule of Law, and the Economic and Political Development of Central Asia," series of lectures delivered at the Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics, and Strategic Research School of Law, Almaty, Kazakhstan, April 2010

"A Comparative Perspective on Economic Development and Anti-Corruption Laws," invited keynote speaker, Istanbul University Faculty of Law, Turkey, April 2010

"The Future of Corporate Governance in India," invited keynote speaker, NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, India, March 2010

"At an Historic Crossroads: India and the FCPA," invited keynote speaker, Antifraud Conference, Mumbai, India, March 2010

"The FCPA in India: a Perfect Storm," invited keynote speaker, Fraud, Forensics, and Corruption Symposium, Pune, India, December 2009

"A Comparative Approach to the Study of Corruption in International Business," invited keynote speaker, the Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, December 2009

"Unwitting Sanctions: Understanding Anti-Bribery Legislation as Economic Sanctions Against Emerging Markets," invited keynote speaker, George Washington University Law School, November 2009

"The FCPA and U.S. Foreign Policy," invited keynote speaker, Raytheon Int'l Inc., Nov. 2009

"Examining the Impact of Corruption Prohibitions on Foreign Direct Investment in Emerging Markets," invited speaker, the World Bank Integrity Vice-Presidency, Nov. 2009

"Indian Social and Economic Development: the Problem of Corruption," invited keynote speaker, School of Social Sciences and International Studies, Pondicherry, India, November 2009

"Enforcement Procedures of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission," invited keynote speaker, University of Mumbai Government Law College, India, November 2007

"The Role of the Judiciary in the Rule of Law: Two Paradigms from the U.S. Experience," invited keynote speaker, University of Cape Town, South Africa, October 2005

"Comments on the ABA Report on the 21st Century Judiciary," Panelist, The ABA Colloquium on the 21st Century Judiciary, Raleigh, North Carolina, March 2003

Bar Admissions
Washington, D.C.
Professional Experience
Assistant Professor of Law (2012-present)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Law (2010-12)
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Ill.
Fulbright Senior Research Scholar (2009-10)
The U.S.-India Educational Foundation, Mumbai, India
Associate, Securities Enforcement and Litigation (2006-08)
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, Washington, D.C.
Judicial Clerkship (2004-05)
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Las Vegas, NV; Law Clerk to The Honorable Jay S. Bybee
Judicial Clerkship (2003-04)
U.S. District Court, District of Nevada, Reno, NV; Law Clerk to The Honorable Howard D. McKibben

Olympic Anti-Corruption Report: Rio and the 2016 Summer Games, (forthcoming 2016) (with the University of Richmond School of Law Anti-Corruption Research Team).


Deconstructing Duty-Free: Investor-State Arbitration as Private Anti-Bribery Enforcement, 49 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 443 (2015).

From the 2014 World Cup to the 2016 Olympics: Brazil’s Role in the Global Anti-Corruption Movement, 21 Sw. J. Int’l L. 71, (2014) (with the University of Richmond School of Law Anti-Corruption Research Team).

Freedom from Official Corruption as a Human Right, Brookings Institution White Paper; co-authored with Matthew Murray, U.S. Department of Commerce (2015).

Corruption, Corporations, and the New Human Right, 91 Wash. U. L. Rev 1365 (2014).

The Problem of Deterring Extraterritorial Crime, 17 Chap. L. Rev. 355 (2014). 

The Russian Federation Joins the OECD Convention Against Bribery, ASIL Insights, June 2012, Vol. 16, No. 19. 


Bribery’s Victims, in Corruption, Business Law, and Business Ethics (University of Chicago Press forthcoming 2015).

Rio 2016 and the Birth of Brazilian Transparency, in Corruption and International Sport (Transparency International ed., 2016) (with the University of Richmond School of Law Anti-Corruption Research Team).

Will Wal-Mart change India? FCPA Blog (January 2016).
Andy Spalding answers the call of nature. FCPA Blog (August 2015).
Rio 2016: Who watches the watchmen? FCPA Blog (March 2015).
In defense of Caldwell Doctrine. FCPA Blog (October 2014).
It really is about the children. FCPA Blog (October 2014).
Beyond deterrence (Part 1 of 4). FCPA Blog (March 2014).
IACA's upcoming programs. FCPA Blog (March 2014).
Brazil's President Dilma takes a stand. FCPA Blog (August 2013).
In the News

It's not just Rissian doping. Why the Justice Department is trying to be the world's prosecutor (The Washington Post)
Wed., May. 18, 2016

There's a huge new corporate corruption scandal. Here's why everyone should care. (Huffpost Politics)
Wed., Mar. 30, 2016

U.S. oil industry giant paid millions to a company at the center of a huge corruption scandal (Huffpost Politics)
Wed., Mar. 30, 2016

Global bribery convention to flex its muscles (The Morning Risk Report on
Wed., Sep. 23, 2015

FIFA dominoes fall, but does the trail lead to Blatter (AFP, via Yahoo Sports)
Thu., Jun. 4, 2015

FIFA case not 'just sports': Prosecutors using informants, complex techniques (LA Times)
Wed., May. 27, 2015

FIFA caught offside as US tackles global graft with penalties in mind (Al Jazeera America)
Wed., May. 27, 2015

$150M in bribes, dozen schemes: U.S. prosecutors' FIFA case (AP via The New York Times)
Wed., May. 27, 2015

What we know about FIFA president Sepp Blatter (USA Today)
Wed., May. 27, 2015

Massive forfeiture opened by U.S. government for claims (Pub Memo)
Tue., May. 19, 2015

More details on Brazil's Clean Company Act regulations (
Wed., Apr. 1, 2015

Mike Scher: Can law students really disrupt the vicious cycle of corruption? (FCPA Blog)
Tue., Mar. 24, 2015

Africa: Corruption Concerns Taint Burgeoning China-Africa Trade (Voice of America, AllAfrica)
Mon., Sep. 1, 2014

US Companies Falling Behind as Africa Surges (ABC News, MSN News)
Wed., Aug. 6, 2014

The Illusion of No Victims: The Final Component of "Rationalizing Bribery." (JD Supra, Corporate Compliance Insights)
Tue., Aug. 5, 2014

RPT-Wal-Mart pays lawyer fees for dozens of execs in bribery probe (Reuters)
Wed., Dec. 4, 2013

Analysis: US foreign bribery penalties for drugmakers may lack bite (Reuters,
Mon., Oct. 29, 2012

Foreign Firms Most Affected by a U.S. Law Barring Bribes (The New York Times)
Mon., Sep. 3, 2012

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
J.D., University of Nevada, Las Vegas
B.A., Whitman College
Contact Information
Room 215, Law School
(804) 289-8203
Areas of Expertise
International Business Law
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
International Law