Michael Volkov
The Volkov Law Group

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Washington, D.C., United States
Phone: (240) 505-1992
Areas of Practice
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Criminal Law
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • International Law & Trade
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Securities Law

Working in a “Happy Talk” Corporate Culture

Honesty is the best policy – when there is money in it. – Mark Twain - Compliance professionals encounter a diverse range of corporate personalities in their work. To be sure, compliance officers have to rely on their…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

Poor Performing CEOs and Boards and Compliance Disasters

The business headlines are filled with the latest corporate scandal – Uber’s defective culture, CEO misconduct and reprehensible comments by supervising board members. Uber is just one of several significant companies caught in…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

CCOs and Resources: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is!

The compliance profession is enjoying its moment of triumph. Chief compliance officers are earning substantial salaries and rewarded with high-level positions in the C-Suite and significant influence. CCOs are the hot…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

Are Risk Assessments Just a Report on the Obvious?

If you give a Chief Compliance Officer truth serum and ask him/her whether they believe a risk assessment is valuable, what do you think the CCO say? Let’s start with the cynical side – not that I am a pessimist. Many CCOs…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

5 Telltale Signs of a Weak Corporate Culture

We all know it when we see it – a company with a weak corporate culture of ethics and compliance. Many companies claim they have an ethical culture but few really do. With increasing emphasis and understanding of the tangible…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back – Mixed Bag of Compliance Progress

Companies are embracing the value of compliance and ethics. Interestingly, companies are implementing robust compliance programs, and enhancing such programs with a focus on ethical business values and decision-making. These are…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

The Challenge of Auditing and Monitoring Your Distributors

Whether you are in the high-tech industry and managing your channel partners (i.e. third-party distribution network), the pharmaceutical and medical device industry managing a complex network of distributors and…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

Blockchain and the Future of Compliance

At a recent conference of the high-tech industry, an IBM representative provided a presentation on blockchain technology and the application to compliance programs. It was a fascinating presentation. Maybe I am coming to the…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

The EU’s New General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) – Global Companies New Compliance Test

Global companies face a daunting array of risks – anti-corruption, trade compliance, antitrust, and money laundering are just a few. The European Union, however, has escalated the data privacy issue right into the corporate…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

CCOs: The Importance of Documenting a Compliance Program

Tom Fox frequently reminds every one of the importance of documentation to the integrity of a compliance program. A compliance program is only as good as the documents show. This principle is especially critical when a company…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

“The Future is Now” — Compliance and Technology

This posting is not a “pie in the sky” outline of compliance in the future, when technology works seamlessly with compliance functions. My focus today is on what is happening now in the compliance world when it comes to…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

A CCO’s Challenge: How to Convince a CEO to Embrace Compliance

A Chief Compliance Officer faces many challenges in designing and implementing an effective ethics and compliance program. If a CCO conducts appropriate due diligence before joining the company, he will know the challenges he is…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

Ensuring Compliance with Controls

Let’s start with some basics – a public company is required to implement a set of internal controls. A compliance program is a critical part of a company’s internal controls. A company’s compliance program is only as…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

Promoting an Ethical Culture — Actions Not Just Words

With an increasing focus on the value of an ethical culture, I have been reading more about chief ethics officers, the separation of ethics and compliance, and the traveling ethics officer who meets with employees to discuss…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts

HCCA-OIG Resource Guide on Measuring Compliance Program Effectiveness

The Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) jointly released a resource guide on measuring the effectiveness of a health care organization’s compliance…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Health
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