Global Ethics & Compliance

What Directors Think: Part 4

January 4, 2014

Another tough leadership decision boards have to face is whether to split the chairman/CEO role, an issue that was elevated following the financial crisis of 2008. In light of increasing investor pressure, it’s not surprising that 69% agree or strongly agree that splitting these roles results in more favorable proxy advisory recommendations; likewise, 64% agree…

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A New Breed of CCO for a New Era: What Companies Need Now

May 31, 2013

from BarkerGilmore More than a decade of regulations, from the Patriot Act to Sarbanes-Oxley to Dodd-Frank, have helped to position the Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) squarely in the spotlight as an official and crucial member of the senior team. Compliance has always been a robust function in regulated industries, such as healthcare and financial services,…

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Three Questions Boards Must Ask About Their Companies’ Ethics & Compliance Program

April 18, 2013

Katherine Cooper Franklin and Chip Jones, co-leaders of the Corporate Ethics and Compliance practice group, Littler Mendelson, share the three questions boards should ask, and what to look for in management’s answers. Company culture, training, and identifying risk areas are very important to a successful compliance program. Webcast

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Talking Points: “Whistleblowers are Wanted and Valued”

October 16, 2012

from Corporate Board Member The IRS recently paid $104 million to reward a whistleblower for information. Jordan Thomas, Partner and Chair of the firm’s Whistleblower Representation Practice, Labaton Sucharow, is former Assistant Chief Litigation Counsel in the Division of Enforcement at the Securities and Exchange Commission, and he helped to write the whistleblower provisions stemming…

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One Destination, Many Paths: The Anti-bribery Thicket

March 8, 2010

by Alexandra Wrage, Ethisphere In 2009 there are six major international anti-bribery conventions, and new or updated laws criminalizing the bribery of domestic and foreign public officials are sprouting up everywhere. It sounds like we should be nearing the mythical “level playing field,” but while uneven and erratic enforcement remains the greatest obstacle, another dilemma lies…

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Part 2: One Destination, Many Paths: The Anti-bribery Thicket

March 8, 2010

In addition to these laws, which are generally published and accessible, regulations often pose additional risks. In many countries, companies are not permitted access to the procurement regulations that govern the conduct of the military. Companies keen to avoid providing travel or other benefi ts exceeding those permitted by local regulations aren’t able to see…

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