Posts Tagged ‘Trump’

Drone Industry Pans Trump Regulatory Plan

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Many thanks to the unmanned drone industry, which last week said the obvious about Donald Trump’s idea for government agencies to repeal two existing regulations for every new rule they want to adopt: it’s a simplistic notion that could actually harm new industries more than it helps them. The Commercial Drone Alliance sent a letter to…

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Refugee Ban: A Policy Management Disaster

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Corporations have every right, and often a duty, to push forward with new, unpopular policies. A significant part of any corporate compliance officer’s job is to help with exactly that unpleasant task. Still, what America witnessed this weekend with the Trump Administration’s refugee ban is among the worst policy management failures we’ve ever seen. Regardless…

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Trump Gets Subtle Pre-taliation Warning

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All you compliance officers in the corporate world, spending all your time trying to protect whistleblowers and root out retaliation risks: take a gander at the challenge your federal government counterparts have under the Trump Administration. On Wednesday the Office of Special Counsel issued a reminder that any policies about communications from government employees—like, say, telling them…

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Trump Compliance Counsel: People Are Saying…

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Whatever else we might say about the person who takes the job of compliance counsel at the Trump Organization, we can all agree on one point. That person will have a lock on speaking gigs at compliance industry conferences for a long, long time. We can’t say much more about Trump’s compliance counsel, since his…

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Compliance Officers on the Move: Jan. 13

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This week’s compliance jobs report has a few interesting items. We have promotions happening at Mars and JP Morgan; new hires at United Natural Foods and Vanderbilt University; and Leslie Caldwell is stepping down from the Justice Department. Plus, a lucky compliance professional somewhere has the chance to be compliance counsel to the Trump Organization. I…

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Ethics, Politics, and Optics in New Washington

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The farce that unfolded in the House of Representatives this week over the independent Office of Congressional Ethics is an important reminder for compliance professionals—of just how weak the Republican grasp on power actually is, and how much (or how little) Washington might accomplish in the coming year. What happened, essentially, was this. First, Republicans lawmakers…

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Self-Promotion: The Trump Compliance e-Book

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I’m delighted to announce that my recent posts about the incoming Trump Administration have been included in a new e-book published by Corporate Compliance Insights. You can download the e-book for free on CCI’s website and then ponder the future to your heart’s content. The e-book is a special project from Everything Compliance, the (usually)…

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Compliance in the Trump Era, Part III: Legislation

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Today we continue our series on compliance in the Trump Era by looking at what could happen with Washington politics. Compliance officers might wish that’s something you can ignore, something that exists on a plane beyond your world of internal investigations, whistleblower complaints, and regulatory probes. No such luck. Republicans and the Trump Administration have…

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Compliance in the Trump Era, Part II: FCPA

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Last week we began an occasional series about how the incoming Trump Administration might affect the world of corporate compliance. Today we continue with a look at the future of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. First, let’s knock down the prospect of Congress revising the FCPA itself. Regardless of what Republican lawmakers say to score…

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Four Companies to Watch for ‘Trump Risk’

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Last week two companies became the first public filers to cite the incoming Trump Administration as a risk worth disclosing in the Risk Factors section of their quarterly reports. We haven’t seen any more since then, although we will in the future. Several people wrote to me after that post last week, essentially saying—well, so…

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