New DOJ Policy on Compliance Monitors

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The Justice Department dropped a bundle of new policies last Friday about evaluating compliance programs and corporate monitors, with potentially significant implications for corporate compliance officers and the programs you run. Brian Benczkowski, assistant attorney general for the Criminal Division, announced the news during a speech he delivered in New York on Friday. Always be…

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Compliance Jobs Report: Oct. 12

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Startling news from the PCAOB in this week’s Compliance Jobs Report: the agency has actually hired someone. Pfizer’s head of compliance is staying in his job; promotions at Fannie Mae and Boise State; and a few moves in compliance consulting firm world. Baylor is looking for a new compliance chief, and don’t forget our Meme…

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Google’s Perfect Privacy Breach


You gotta give Google credit. Only that outfit, with perhaps the most intellectually talented employees in Corporate America today, could come up with a data breach so maddening and thought-provoking for corporate compliance officers. The breach was discovered last March. A glitch in the Google+ social media network had exposed the personal data for nearly…

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Dispatches From Converge 2018


The Converge 2018 compliance conference happened in Denver this week, where several hundred ethics and compliance officers gathered to breathe thin air and discuss this year’s theme: “ethics in action.” Alas, Radical Compliance could not be on the scene to report events as they happened. So below are a few dispatches from Twitter and elsewhere,…

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How to Undermine #MeToo


We have another useful lesson for ethics and compliance officers today from the world of politics: a small but telling glimpse into how men misinterpret the #MeToo movement and stifle attempts to speak up about sexual harassment. This example comes courtesy of Kevin Cramer, Republican congressman from North Dakota. Cramer is now running for Senate…

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Compliance Jobs Report: Oct. 5

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The Compliance Jobs Report this week has personnel news from Realogy Holdings, Kaleo, and Western Union, among many more. A few compliance officers have jumped to consulting land, and KPMG just named an independent board director for the first time. We have cool job openings from coast to coast, and our Meme of the Week…

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The Many Lessons of Elon Musk


Corporate executives can learn a lot from the daring and vision of Elon Musk — just probably not in the way that Musk might prefer. His tenure at Tesla lately has become a living case study in how not to govern a large organization. That’s been the fundamental problem with Musk for quite some time:…

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Non-GAAP Reporting, Popular as Ever


Non-GAAP financial metrics are back in the news today thanks to a fresh report from Audit Analytics, which finds that almost all large companies now report at least one such metric in their financial statements, and that the number of non-GAAP metrics the average filer reports has tripled in the last 20 years. Audit Analytics…

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Compliance Jobs Report: Sept. 28

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In this week’s Compliance Jobs Report we have compliance officer hires at Honeywell Homes, IQVIA, and General Catalyst; promotions at Boehringer Ingelheim, CSAA Insurance and elsewhere; new board members at SCCE; a spate of GRC vendor news — and you’re damned right our Meme of the Week features Brett Kavanaugh. I gather these bits of…

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SEC Dings Firm on Poor Cybersecurity Policies


The Securities and Exchange Commission just hit an Iowa financial firm for poor cybersecurity, giving us another example of the policies and procedures firms should be implementing if they want to stay on the right side of this risk. The firm, Voya Financial Advisors, agreed to pay a $1 million penalty (without admitting any wrongdoing,…

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