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.


"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

Restorative Justice for Multinational Corporations, 76 Ohio St. L.J. ___ (forthcoming 2015).

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

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

Work in Progress, Corruption as an International Human Right, Brookings Institution White Paper (co-authored with Matthew Murray, U.S. Department of Commerce).

Four Uncharted Corners of Anti-Corruption Law: in Search of Remedies to the Sanctioning Effect, 2012 Wis. L. Rev. 661 (2012), solicited symposium piece. [Journal] [SSRN] [L] [W] [HEIN]

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

The Irony of International Business Law: U.S. Progressivism and China's New Laissez Faire, 59 UCLA L. Rev. 354 (2011). [Journal] [SSRN] [L] [W] [HEIN]

Unwitting Sanctions: Understanding Anti-Bribery Legislation as Economic Sanctions Against Emerging Markets, 62 Fla. L. Rev. 351 (2010). [Journal] [W] [HEIN]

In the News

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

After protests, Brazil president issues ant-graft regulations (The FCPA Blog)
Thu., Mar. 19, 2015

Rio 2016: Who watches the watchmen? (The FCPA Blog)
Wed., Mar. 18, 2015

JP Morgan revisited: What's a princeling supposed to do ? (FCPA Blog)
Wed., Jan. 7, 2015

In Defense of the Caldwell Doctrine (The FCPA Blog)
Wed., Oct. 29, 2014

A DOJ Initiative that Helps Corruption's Victims (The FCPA Blog)
Wed., Oct. 15, 2014

It Really is About the Children (The FCPA Blog)
Tue., Oct. 14, 2014

The much misunderstood Miscellaneous Receipts Act (Part 4) (The FCPA Blog)
Thu., Oct. 2, 2014

The much misunderstood Miscellaneous Receipts Act (Part 3) (The FCPA Blog)
Wed., Oct. 1, 2014

The must misunderstood Miscellaneous Receipts Act (Part 2) (The FCPA Blog)
Tue., Sep. 30, 2014

The much misunderstood Miscellaneous Receipts Act (Part 1) (The FCPA Blog)
Mon., Sep. 29, 2014

A plea to Mr. Holder: Help corruption's victims (The FCPA Blog)
Mon., Sep. 22, 2014

First BP, then BofA: Could an FCPA defendant be next? (The FCPA Blog)
Mon., Sep. 8, 2014

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

Updated University of Richmond Anti-Bribery Research Guide (The FCPA Blog)
Tue., Jun. 24, 2014

Are China's views on foreign bribery changing? (The FCPA Blog)
Wed., May. 28, 2014

IACA Training Programs: Procurement Anti-Corruption and Anti-Corruption in the Infrastructure Sector (The FCPA Blog)
Tue., May. 27, 2014

An epiphany at the Brookings Institution's World Forum on Governance (The FCPA Blog)
Tue., Apr. 29, 2014

Beyond deterrence (Part 4): That dreadful shift (The FCPA Blog)
Thu., Mar. 27, 2014

Beyond deterrence (Part 3): A model that mirrors reality (The FCPA Blog)
Wed., Mar. 26, 2014

It's Simple: The Nigerian Money is the Nigerians' Money (The FCPA Blog)
Thu., Mar. 20, 2014

Beyond deterrence (Part 2): Rational actors (The FCPA Blog)
Wed., Mar. 19, 2014

Beyond deterrence (Part 1) (The FCPA Blog)
Tue., Mar. 18, 2014

IACA's upcoming programs (The FCPA Blog)
Mon., Mar. 17, 2014

Teaching at the new International Anti-Corruption Academy (The FCPA Blog)
Tue., Mar. 4, 2014

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

Brazil's President Dilma Takes a Stand (The FCPA Blog)
Sun., Aug. 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
(804) 289-8203
Areas of Expertise
International Business Law
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
International Law