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A repository for the most well-read content on JD Supra at any given time, along with occasional roundups of popular content by specific topic. Also stop by for monthly recaps of hot articles for the previous thirty days. less -

FCPA Compliance Report-Episode 367, Jim Shields on using comedy for compliance training

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Today I visit with James Shields, the Creative Director for Twist and Shout Communications, a UK company which creates training video using comedy as the touchstone. You can check out a selection of the company’s offerings on...more

Day 18 of 31 Days to a More Effective Compliance Program- Internal Reporting and Triaging Claims

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The call, email or tip comes into your office; an employee reports suspicious activity somewhere across the globe. That activity might well turn into a FCPA issue for your company. As the CCO, it will be up to you to begin...more

Everything Compliance-Episode 24, the Looking Back to Look Forward Edition

by Thomas Fox on

In this episode, the top compliance roundtable podcast is back with a look at some of the top FCPA, compliance and data privacy/data security issues from 2017 and how they inform what will be the top such issues in 2018....more

Day 17 of 31 Days to a More Effective Compliance Program-Managing Your Third Parties

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The building blocks of any compliance program lay the foundations for a best practices compliance program. For instance, in the lifecycle management of third parties, most compliance practitioners understand the need for a...more

FCPA Compliance Report-Episode 366 Jonathan Marks on performing and using a root cause analysis

by Thomas Fox on

In this podcast, I visit Jonathan Marks, a partner at Marcum LLP on how to perform a root cause analysis and its uses in the remediation phase of a best practices compliance program. One new and different item was laid out in...more

Compliance Man Goes Global - Episode 8: Tough Questions

by Thomas Fox on

Welcome to Episode 8 of Compliance Man Goes Global podcast of FCPA Compliance Report International Edition. In this episode, we will focus on tough questions, which Compliance officers need to address. We will explore this...more

Day 16 of 31 Days to a More Effective Compliance Program-the Third-Party Risk Management Process

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As every compliance practitioner is well aware, third parties still present the highest risk under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). The Department of Justice Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs devotes an...more

Day 12 of 31 Days to a More Effective Compliance Program-Financial Incentives for Compliance

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One of the areas that many companies have not paid as much attention to in their compliance programs is compensation. However, the DOJ and SEC have long made clear that they view monetary structure for compensation, rewarding...more

GDPR: Ready for the EU’s New Data Privacy Law? What You Need to Know

by Knobbe Martens on

What is the GDPR? The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new law going into effect on May 25, 2018 that grants European residents broad, never-before-recognized data privacy rights, and imposes...more

Day 10 of 31 Days to a More Effective Compliance Program-The Use of Social Media in Compliance

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What is the message of compliance inside of a corporation and how it is distributed? In a compliance program, the largest portion of your consumers/customers are your employees. Social media presents some excellent mechanisms...more

Day 9 of 31 Days to a More Effective Compliance Program-360 Degrees of Compliance Communications

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A 360-degree view of compliance is an effort to incorporate your compliance identity into a holistic approach so that compliance is in touch with and visible to your employees at all times. It is about creating a distinctive...more

Day 8 of 31 Days to a More Effective Compliance Program-Internal Controls and Compliance

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The DOJ and SEC, in the 2012 FCPA Guidance, stated, “Internal controls over financial reporting are the processes used by compa¬nies to provide reasonable assurances regarding the reliabil¬ity of financial reporting and the...more

Day 5 of 31 Days to a More Effective Compliance Program-The Board and Operationalizing Compliance

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What is the role of a company’s Board of Director as laid out in the Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs? In an area of inquiry entitled, “Oversight” the DOJ asked three basic questions. Under Prong 2, Senior and...more

Day 4 of 31 Days to a More Effective Compliance Program-Moving Compliance Tone Down Through an Organization

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The Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs makes clear, a company must have more than simply at good ‘Tone-at-the-Top’; it must move down through the organization from senior management down to middle management and into...more

Compliance into the Weeds-Episode 64, a look into 2018 issues

by Thomas Fox on

In this episode, Matt Kelly and I take a look at some of the more intriguing issues in compliance and ethics, FCPA and greater GRC issues in the new year of 2018. ...more

Day 3 of 31 Days to a More Effective Compliance Program- Leadership’s Conduct at the Top

by Thomas Fox on

Under the Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs, Prong 2, it states: Senior and Middle Management Conduct at the Top – How have senior leaders, through their words and actions, encouraged or discouraged the type of...more

FCPA Compliance Report-Episode 364, Gerry Zack, incoming President of the SCCE

by Thomas Fox on

In this episode, I visit with SCCE and HCCA incoming President Gerry Zack about his new role with the organization. Some of our topics include: his new role with the SCCE, why he took on the challenge of running the world’s...more

Day 19 of One Month to Better Written Standards- Policies for Third Parties

by Thomas Fox on

As every compliance practitioner is well aware, third parties still present the highest risk under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The Department of Justice Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs devotes an entire...more

Everything Compliance-Episode 23, the New FCPA Enforcement Policy Edition-Part II

by Thomas Fox on

In Part II of a two-part series, the top compliance roundtable podcast is back with a review of the new Justice Department’s FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy.  1. Jay Rosen considers the take the compliance program...more

Everything Compliance-Episode 22, the New FCPA Enforcement Policy-Part I

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In Part I of a two-part series, the top compliance roundtable podcast is back with a review of the new Justice Department’s FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy. Mike Volkov sets the stage with background on this new DOJ...more

May the Podcast Be With You-Part IV, The Force Awakens and Disruption in Compliance

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Welcome to the Day 4 of the five-day podcast series Jay Rosen and I are producing in honor of the latest Star Wars movie The Last Jedi. Each day over this week, Jay and I will review a Star Wars movie and discuss it from the...more

May the Podcast Be With You-Part III, Return of the Jedi and Effective Training

by Thomas Fox on

Welcome to the Day 3 of the five-day podcast series Jay Rosen and I are producing in honor of the latest Star Wars movie The Last Jedi. Each day over this week, Jay and I will review a Star Wars movie and discuss it from the...more

Compliance into the Weeds-Episode 62, Sentencing of VW Employee Oliver Schmidt

by Thomas Fox on

As many of you all know, Matt Kelly can rant with the best of them, right up there with Howard Sklar. I was quite intrigued when I read Matt’s December 11, 2017 blog post entitled, “At What Cost Dishonesty? For VW Exec, Seven...more

FCPA Compliance Report-Episode 361, Don Fischer on export control compliance

by Thomas Fox on

In this episode, I visit with Don Fischer, a San Francisco and Washington, based lawyer who is one of the country’s leading practices dedicated to assisting corporations, universities and research institutions with the...more

This Week in FCPA-Episode 79, the Fire and Ice Edition

by Thomas Fox on

Jay and I return for a wide-ranging discussion on some of the top compliance and ethics related stories of the week, in this week's fire and ice edition: 1. Former VW Engineer Oliver Schmidt sentenced to 7 years in jail...more

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