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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Well That Didn’t Last Long…

One day after compliance officers had a small bit of comfort, that one of their own was playing a key role helping the incoming Trump Administration with Justice Department issues—he’s out. Kevin O’Connor, currently general counsel at asset management firm Point72, spent three years as global head of ethics & compliance at United Technologies Corp.…

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A CCO Voice Emerges in Trump World

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One potential bright spot for corporate compliance officers seeking answers in about the incoming Trump Administration: one of your own is leading the transition team for the Justice Department, according to Bloomberg. That person is Kevin O’Connor, who served as global head of ethics & compliance at United Technologies Corp. from 2012 to 2015. O’Connor…

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Compliance in the Trump Era, Part I: The SEC

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SEC Chairman Mary Jo White announced her resignation yesterday, firing the starting pistol for the Trump Administration to reshape financial regulation in this country. Compliance officers are uneasy about what the incoming Trump Administration might mean to them, and for good reason. Still, we have a few early clues to consider, so let’s try to…

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It’s Starting: Disclosure of ‘Trump Risk’

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They’re here, they’re here! The first corporate filings that cite the incoming Trump Administration as a potential risk factor! The winner is TPI Composites, a Rhode Island-based manufacturer of components for wind power generation. TPI filed its third-quarter report at 4:41 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9. Fourteen minutes later came the quarterly report for Adeptus…

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