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Compliance Jobs Report: Dec. 6

Compliance jobs

Another gangbusters Compliance Jobs Report. We have compliance folks coming or going at New York Life, KPMG, Zillow, ABB, Foundation Medicine, and many more. We also have job openings up and down the East Coast, and our Meme of the Week goes out to anyone driven nuts by the sales teams. Which is everyone. I…

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DOJ on FCPA and Agent Liability

liability

The Justice Department’s top criminal prosecutor talked FCPA compliance at conference in Washington this week, raising a few points to consider about oversight of third parties and the importance of compliance program. Let’s get into them.  Assistant attorney general Brian Benczkowski, head of the Criminal Division, made his remarks at the annual FCPA Conference happening…

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CCO Pay Up 4.5 Percent in Two Years

CCO compensation

Average total compensation for chief compliance officers has risen 4.5 percent over the last two years to $185,500, according to a CCO compensation survey released the other week by the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics.  That said, compensation increases were greatest for those CCOs already at the high end of the pay scale. Among…

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Compliance Jobs Report: Nov. 29

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You bet the Compliance Jobs Report is still on the case this Thanksgiving weekend! An abbreviated report, but we still have personnel news at Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Amgen, MiMedx, and more. We also have a few job openings, and of course our compliance meme of the week has a Thanksgiving angle. I gather these bits of…

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Compliance Under Fire: Two More Tales

retaliation

Oh dear: we have two fresh tales of compliance officers suffering dire professional consequences for doing their jobs. Not the best way to welcome the Thanksgiving holiday, but the compliance community needs to stick together and study troubling corporate behavior when we see it. First is news from Australia. Westpac, the second-largest bank in the…

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Operational Resiliency, Part II

operational resiliency

Well this is convenient: one week after we had a post exploring the intersection of operational resiliency and compliance, two examples of the issue ripped from the headlines show just how much this obscure idea has real impact on compliance professionals’ lives. First, one of the Federal Reserve’s top regulators said last week that the…

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Management Override and Navy SEALs

management override

Keeping pace with all the ethics and compliance lessons one can learn from the Trump Administration is no easy task. Nevertheless, we have yet another one: the perils of management override, as demonstrated by President Trump’s determination to keep a disgraced Navy SEAL in military service. The story evolved quickly over the weekend. It begins…

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Compliance Jobs Report: Nov. 22

compliance jobs

Lots of compliance jobs news this week. Michigan State is building up its compliance function. Promotions at CBRE, Concorde Investments, and elsewhere. We have job openings in Tampa, Chicago, and Atlanta; and our meme of the week goes out to anyone involved in an impeachment investigation. I gather these bits of information from LinkedIn, news…

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Thoughts on Compliance Career Risk

career

Last week I had a chat with a mid-career corporate audit professional. She was a terrific person — good experience, thoughtful professional, well-spoken — but also out of a job, and somewhat out of sorts.  We’ll call my friend Jane. She had been working at a tech company that had raised an impressive amount of…

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Compliance Role in Operational Resiliency

operational resiliency

“Operational resiliency” is one of those phrases in corporate compliance and risk  management that, let’s be honest, sounds boring as hell when you first hear it.  Like so much else in this field, however, it’s not boring once you consider what operational resiliency actually means — which is exactly what several dozen compliance professionals did…

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