Posts Tagged ‘corporate ethics’

Trump Tests Corporate America’s Commitment to Values

Core Values

Yet again, on a certain abstract level, corporate compliance officers owe President Trump a debt of thanks. Rarely has one chief executive given us so many lessons to learn about poor tone at the top and unethical behavior. This week’s lessons, of course, stem from the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. over the weekend.…

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Tone at Top Gone Wrong: The Christie Example

Nothing says “America!” these days like righteous indignation at a fellow American doing something we don’t like. So as we return from our Fourth of July holiday, let’s all give thanks to one American who cultivates that spirit and gives chief compliance officers a great example to cite next time you’re talking with the CEO…

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FCPA Enforcement in Trump Era: Example 1


Two weeks ago we had our first FCPA enforcement action under the Trump Administration: a decision not to prosecute Linde Corp., a German chemical company that confessed sketchy transactions a subsidiary made with officials from the Republic of Georgia nearly 10 years ago. As the first FCPA action we’ve seen in the Age of Trump,…

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EpiPen Fiasco Shows Corporate America Like It Is


Start with this fact fixed in your mind before we begin talking about Mylan Labs and its EpiPen: a company’s stock price is determined by its future earnings growth. You can look up how corporate finance theorists reached that conclusion if you want. For our purposes here—which are to examine how Mylan landed in such…

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