Thomas Fox
Compliance Evangelist

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  • Business Organizations
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  • Energy & Utilities
  • International Law & Trade
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This Week in FCPA-Episode 73 [Video]

Jay and I return for a wide-ranging discussion on some of the top compliance and ethics related stories, including:   1. We discuss our highlights from the recently concluded SCCE 2017 Compliance and Ethics Institute. 2…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

From the Mummy’s Tomb to the Mummy’s Ghost to Professional Development

Too often your learning goals suffer because you are too busy or too tired to even think about it. Or because you have no time and have other obligations. Yet there is no job, particularly the compliance profession, in which you…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

Day 15 of One Month to More Effective Compliance for Business Ventures- Tying It All Together for Joint Ventures [Video]

As I conclude this section on joint ventures, I want to emphasize again the risk they pose under the FCPA. Mike Volkov has stated, “A joint venture requires the integration of disparate company cultures. It can be successful,…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

SCCE Wrap Up – Final Reflections on CEI 2017

The 2017 SCCE Compliance and Ethics Institute (CEI) is now in the books. Once again, the organization had record setting attendance with over 1,800 attendees from some 41 different countries. During the event, I had the chance…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

Day 14 of One Month to More Effective Compliance for Business Ventures-Auditing Joint Ventures [Video]

Joint ventures provide many FCPA risks that other types of business relationships do not bring. For instance, the joint venture may interact with foreign government officials or employees of a state-owned enterprise; then…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Across the Board-Episode 8, Linda Justice on Branding at the Board [Video]

In this episode, I visit with branding expert Linda Justice. We discuss the role of a Board of Directors in corporate branding. We discuss ‘what is branding?’ Perception of a company? The customer experience? The…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Day 13 of One Month to More Effective Compliance for Business Ventures-Compliance Terms and Conditions in Joint Venture Agreements [Video]

Numerous US companies have come to FCPA grief for their overseas joint ventures and the continue to be a bane for many companies under the Act. There are some basic compliance terms and conditions which should be considered for…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

Liz Wiseman-Multiplying the Influence of Compliance

On the second full day of the SCCE Compliance and Ethics Institute (CEI) Liz Wiseman was one of the keynote speakers. Wiseman is the co-author with Greg McKeown of Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter, which…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

Day 12 of One Month to More Effective Compliance for Business Ventures-Joint Venture Due Diligence [Video]

When you bring two entities together to operate jointly, there are several difficult issues to analyze. For the US company operating under the FCPA, there must be an adequate business justification for a joint venture with a…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

SCCE Compliance and Ethics Institute – Eugene Soltes and How Compliance Programs Works

The first full day of the SCCE 2017 Compliance and Ethics Institute (CEI) featured a talk by Eugene Soltes, an associate professor at Harvard Business School and author of “Why They Do It”. For this book Soltes spent over seven…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

The Halliburton FCPA Enforcement Action - Lessons for Chief Compliance Officers on Internal Controls Failures

One takeaway of the Halliburton-Sonangol FCPA enforcement action? Trust but verify…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Business Organizations, Criminal Law, International Law & Trade

SCCE Preconference Learning – You Are Not Alone in Compliance

I am writing this today from the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) 2017 Compliance and Ethics Institute (CEI). This is the largest annual gathering of compliance professionals anywhere and it is already off to a…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

Day 11 of One Month to More Effective Compliance for Business Ventures-Joint Venture Risks Under the FCPA [Video]

Just as the FCPA enforcement field is covered with actions centering around mergers and acquisitions, there are multiple actions involving joint ventures (JVs). JVs continue to plague many US companies up to this day. In many…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

This Week in FCPA-Episode 72, LIve From SCCE [Video]

In this episode, Jay Rosen and I are joined by Louis Sapirman, CCO at Dun & Bradstreet for a look at the pre-conference events around this year's SCCE 2017 Compliance and Ethics Institute…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

The Mummy’s Hand and a Risk-Based Approach at the Board Level

Today we consider the 1940’s film, The Mummy’s Hand as the second installment in Universal Pictures series featuring this creature. Boris Karloff departed the role and it was taken over for one film by Tom Tyler, who was better…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade
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