investigations

Heartbreaker of a tale unfolding at the Romance Writers of America this week: a misconduct complaint filed against the head of the RWA’s ethics committee has backfired, leading to a revolt of the group’s membership, half the board resigning in protest, and the organization’s flagship event canceled for 2020.  Ethics and compliance professionals should give…

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data security

The Federal Trade Commission posted a reminder Monday of its “new and improved” data security orders, which compliance and risk professionals might want to read for its lessons about cybersecurity oversight and compliance generally.  The statement, published on the FTC Business Blog, reviews several changes the FTC made last year to its data security orders.…

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ethics

Several weeks ago we had a post about the ethical missteps at Boeing, where I heaped lots of blame on now-fired CEO Dennis Muilenberg. That post generated many comments on LinkedIn, including a few that speculated: were these problems really due to Muilenberg, or was he undermined by subordinates who didn’t want him at Boeing?…

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Compliance jobs

Welcome to the first Compliance Jobs Report of the 2020s! We begin the year with news from Avis, Citizens Bank, Johnson & Johnson, Samsung, and elsewhere. We have three job openings from education to biotech to beer, and our Meme of the Week goes out to fans of the Mandalorian.  I gather these bits of…

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2020

Welcome to 2020, everyone! This has been a long winter break, but before we return to the grind of emails to answer and staff meetings to avoid, let’s spare a few moments to ponder how the corporate compliance landscape might evolve in the coming year.  Without further delay, then: my annual list of compliance issues…

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board

Chief compliance officers are always looking for ways to maintain a productive relationship with the board, which isn’t easy considering all the issues both sides are trying to manage in a compressed amount of time. So today we have a podcast and column devoted to the subject. The podcast is a conversation I had with…

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brothel

Talk about problems with auditor independence: the government of Poland is in turmoil these days because its top audit executive, whom other officials can’t easily fire, has been accused of supporting a whorehouse on the side.  So says the Associated Press in an article from Warsaw, which of course caught my eye because how often…

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investigation

Ten days ago two U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen streaked into social media notoriety, when they were seen flashing a white-power hand gesture on national television during the Army-Navy football game. Outcry ensued, and the Navy launched an investigation. Well, late last week the Navy published the results of that investigation. Compliance and audit executives should…

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boeing

Boeing’s risk management failures with its 737 MAX jet turned out to be the biggest cautionary tale of corporate governance in 2019. Now we have one more glimpse into those executive misjudgments courtesy of the New York Times. The Times published yet another in-depth article about Boeing’s troubles on Sunday, this time starting with a…

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compliance jobs

Our last Compliance Jobs Report for 2019 and the whole decade! This week we have a slew of personnel moves in banking; plus CCOs getting to the top at ViacomCBS and moving on at Fresenius; and a few moves in regulator world. We also have three job openings of note and lots more industry gossip.…

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