Edelman

The 2020 Edelman Trust Barometer arrived Monday morning, so ethics and compliance professionals should give it a read. The report paints an uncomfortable picture of distrust in business and government, with implications for how senior leaders demonstrate ethical commitment — and how challenging it can be to convince people that corporate commitment to good conduct…

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fcpa

The corporate compliance community had a surprise moment of mainstream media attention on Friday, when Trump Administration chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow told reporters the Administration is “taking a look at” the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and is considering potential reforms. This led to a wave of speculation on Twitter and the press that the…

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compliance jobs

Another huge Compliance Jobs Report this week! We have new hires at DraftKings, ING, McKesson, and CyberArk; promotions at USAA, Flower Foods, Stryker, and elsewhere. Plus a few job openings, and our Meme of the Week goes out to the Houston Astros. I gather these bits of information from LinkedIn, news alerts, and friends emailing…

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antitrust

A new analysis of cartel enforcement in 2019 finds that corporate penalties continued to remain low at the end of the 2010s, even as the number of cartel enforcement actions seems to be holding steady — which might suggest that regulators’ shift to more cooperation and compliance is paying off. That’s one inference to draw…

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samsung

Quite the compliance moment was witnessed in Korea this week, when the executive team at Samsung Electronics made a public display of signing a pledge to obey anti-corruption laws and build a new culture of compliance at the firm.  The firm’s top three executives — president Kim Hyun-seok, vice chairman Kim Ki-nam, and mobile communications…

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boeing

Boeing was perhaps the biggest corporate compliance story of 2019, and we see no signs of that changing so far in 2020. This weekend we had another glimpse into the flawed corporate culture there that ultimately caused Boeing’s disaster with the 737 MAX jets. So let’s take another look at the lessons others can learn…

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compliance jobs

The Compliance Jobs Report is huge this week, with lots of people announcing new roles to start their year. We have news from Wells Fargo, Citi, IEEE, DXC Technology, Holland & Knight, and many more, including a bunch of European compliance moves. Our Meme of the Week goes out to crazy cat ladies.  I gather…

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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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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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