Northam and Ethical Accountability


Another week, another challenging example of executive misconduct that ethics and compliance officers should consider. Our star this time around: Virginia governor Ralph Northam. Last week photos surfaced from Northam’s medical school yearbook, published in 1984. On one side of the page is Northam. On the other side is a photo of two unidentified men,…

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Compliance Jobs Report: Jan. 25

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Another Compliance Jobs Report full of news. We have compliance officers on the move at Wex, ON Semiconductor, Conduent, and a few biotech firms. The controller at Vertex Pharmaceuticals got promoted because the CFO got sacked. Uber is recruiting for its compliance function, as is the NFL. And our Meme of the Week goes out…

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Two Insights on Investigations


On Wednesday I had the privilege of moderating an executive forum in Philadelphia on corporate governance and investigations. Roughly 40 compliance and audit executives were there, hosted by audit firm Baker Tilly and law firm Morgan Lewis. Our goal: hash out some of the current challenges in managing complex investigations. Granted, you could talk about…

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Event: Governance Forum, Jan. 23

Next week I have the privilege of moderating an executive forum in Philadelphia, where four stellar thinkers about compliance, audit, and corporate governance will be discussing some of the big issues emerging for executives and board directors in 2019. To focus my thoughts, I’ve been pondering: what are some of the big issues emerging for…

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Compliance Jobs Report: Jan. 4

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Welcome to the first Compliance Jobs Report of 2019! We have financial crimes hires at UBS and the New York Fed; compliance promotions or new hires at Etihad Airways and Parker Drilling; and other news from Alcon, USAA, and lots more. Plus our compliance Meme of the Week! I gather these bits of information from…

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Nine Compliance Issues for 2019


Welcome to 2019, everyone! The federal government may be shut down, but corporate compliance never stops. Now that we’re done returning Christmas presents and deleting emails clogging our in-boxes, our thoughts turn to how the corporate compliance landscape might evolve in the coming year. Without further delay, then, my annual list of compliance issues that…

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Happy Holidays, Compliance World


Radical Compliance wishes a Merry Christmas (and happy non-denominational holiday) to all our readers. We will take most of the next 10 days off. Surprise posts may appear from time to time as the spirit or news moves us; otherwise, regular posting will resume on Jan. 2, 2019, with our annual list of compliance events…

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Compliance Thanks in 2018


The day before Thanksgiving is all about slow-rolling your way to early dismissal, so let’s pass the time listing all that we’re thankful for in corporate ethics and compliance this year. I’ll start. I’m thankful for compliance professionals who update your LinkedIn profiles promptly. You are what makes the Compliance Jobs Report a success. I’m…

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Homecoming: Best New Show Starring Compliance


Compliance and audit professionals can rejoice at yet another pop TV show that captures what you do so brilliantly: Homecoming, a stripped-down, fast-paced drama on Amazon where the action rests on the shoulders of a Defense Department compliance officer. The stars of the show are Julia Roberts, who plays troubled social worker Heidi; and Bobby…

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Ethics, Compliance, and Corporate Value


We have one more point to explore about that new research finding that strong internal whistleblower activity correlates to better business outcomes — namely, why a speakup culture and better business outcomes are moving in step with each other, and why that two-step dance is only going become more crucial to corporate success in the…

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