About That Record New Whistleblower Award…


Take a moment to be dazzled by the $83 million whistleblower award the Securities and Exchange Commission announced on Monday, but spend more time poring over the details and footnotes the SEC included in its award order. Compliance officers may not like the implications of what you find there. The $83 million award was divided…

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BlackRock Pushes Culture, Policy Questions

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Annual meeting season gets underway soon, and that means boards of directors meeting with powerful shareholder groups. This year’s season promises to be a bit different, as those investor groups ask pointed questions to boards about corporate culture and whistleblower retaliation. Ethics and compliance officers might want to consider the role they can play here.…

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Compliance Jobs Report: March 16

Compliance jobs

The Compliance Jobs Report this week has news from the Nashville Predators, the World Food Program, DropBox, Blue Apron, and many more organizations. We have a few mergers in the GRC vendor world to announce, a few cool compliance job openings, and our compliance meme of the week goes out to all of you assessing…

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Dispatches from Ethisphere GES 2018


Ethisphere hosted its Global Ethics Summit in New York this week. Originally Radical Compliance planned to be on scene reporting the news — but alas, plans changed. So instead we have a few dispatches from Twitter to capture the conversation and relay morsels of wisdom from there to you. First, the obligatory shot of the…

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New ECI Report on Complaints, Retaliation

The Ethics & Compliance Initiative published its 2018 Global Business Ethics Survey today, with both good and bad news for corporate compliance officers nudging their companies to higher standards of conduct. The good news (ECI divides the report into “good news” and “bad news” sections) is that fewer employees say they personally witnessed misconduct in…

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The Costs and Benefits of Regulation

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As Congress prepares to roll back regulation of the financial sector this week and the SEC continues its tap dance toward doing the same for securities regulation, compliance theorists might want to read two recent reports about measuring the costs and benefits of regulation. First is a draft report published Feb. 23 by the Office…

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Compliance Jobs Report: March 9

compliance jobs

A cavalcade of corporate moves in this week’s Compliance Jobs Report! We have people on the move at Cox Enterprises, Porsche AG, VMWare, SAP, Warner Music, and many more. Plus a few career milestones to celebrate, a slew of cool job openings — and our Compliance Meme of the Week goes out to all the…

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Supreme Court Whistleblower Ruling, Already in Play


Well, we have our first instance of a company citing last month’s Supreme Court ruling against Dodd-Frank whistleblower protections to argue against a whistleblower retaliation award. Bio-Rad Laboratories, ordered last year to pay $11 million in a whistleblower retaliation lawsuit, was back in court earlier this week arguing that its damages should be cut by…

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ComScore Promises Compliance Reform


Compliance officers looking for a new adventure may want to keep one eye on comScore. The accountingly challenged data analytics company just settled long-running shareholder litigation with promises to beef up its compliance operations. Based in Virginia, comScore measures audience engagement for websites, TV, and other media. Its internal control over financial reporting, however, has…

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Dallas Mavericks Scramble on Compliance


The Dallas Mavericks, hobbled recently by allegations of sexual misconduct and workplace bullying, are looking to hire a chief ethics and compliance officer. The Mavericks posted the job last week, after a damning expose in Sports Illustrated that alleged a long history of sexual misconduct and dysfunctional culture at the team. No word on salary,…

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