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Compliance Week Columnists and Guest Columnists

Compliance Week is honored to offer subscribers the exclusive commentary and guidance of numerous securities and governance experts. Some of our regular contributors include:

Former Financial Accounting Standards Board Chairman

Robert Herz was chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), from July 2002 to September 2010. Previously, he was a senior partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Prior to joining FASB, Herz was PricewaterhouseCoopers North America theater leader of professional, Technical, Risk & Quality and a member of the firm’s Global and U.S. Boards. He was also president of the PricewaterhouseCoopers Foundation, which supports college and university activities. He also served as a part-time member of the International Accounting Standards Board. Herz is both a U.S. Certified Public Accountant and a U.K. Chartered Accountant and a gold medal winner on the uniform CPA examination.

COSO Internal Control, ERM Framework Co-Author Richard M. Steinberg

The principal author of the COSO internal control and ERM frameworks, Compliance Week Columnist Richard M. Steinberg is a well-known governance and auditing expert. The founder and former leader of PricewaterhouseCoopers' corporate governance practice, Steinberg has authored numerous seminal governance reports, including Corporate Governance and the Board—What Works Best

Former SEC Deputy (and Acting) Chief Accountant Scott Taub

Scott Taub is the former deputy chief accountant of the Securities and Exchange Commission, where he spent more than four years, including a year as acting chief accountant. In his tenure there, he played a key role in the SEC’s implementation of the accounting reforms under the landmark Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and was responsible for the day-to-day operations in the Office of the Chief Accountant.

Former NIRI Chief Executive Officer Louis M. Thompson

Louis Thompson Jr. is the former CEO of the National Investor Relations Institute. An adviser to the SEC and the NYSE, Thompson is currently serving a second term on the NYSE Individual Investor Advisory Committee. A former member of the Harvard University New Foundations Working Group on corporate governance, Thompson previously served as assistant White House press secretary to President Gerald Ford.

Resident Institutional Experts Stephen Davis and Jon Lukomnik

Stephen Davis, a Pulitzer-nominated authority on shareholder rights, was a founder of the Global Shareholder Service at the Investor Responsibility Research Center, and also co-founded the International Corporate Governance Network. Jon Lukomnik, a former governor of the ICGN, was previously the deputy comptroller for the City of New Yor

Former SEC Enforcement Counsel Bruce Carton

Bruce Carton is a former senior counsel in the SEC's Division of Enforcement. Previously vice president of Securities Class Action Services group at Institutional Investor Services (ISS, now RiskMetrics), he is also a former securities litigation partner with one of the world’s largest law firms. The editor of Securities Docket, Carton also hosts a Compliance Week blog called, “Enforcement Action.”

Veteran Internal Auditing Expert Jose Tabuena

Jose Tabuena is compliance and regulatory counsel with Orion Health, a global provider of clinical workflow and health data integration technologies and solutions. His views are his own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Orion. He writes a column every other month on internal auditing and compliance program challenges offering a unique perspective on internal auditing issues bringing Big Four firm experience and having held a variety of audit-related roles, including compliance auditor, risk manager, corporate counsel, and chief compliance officer. Mr. Tabuena is certified as a fraud examiner, in healthcare compliance, and is an OCEG Fellow.

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Expert Thomas Fox

Thomas Fox has practiced law in Houston for 30 years. He is now an independent consultant, assisting companies with FCPA and compliance issues. He was most recently the general counsel at Drilling Controls Inc., a worldwide oilfield manufacturing and service company. He was involved with compliance investigations, audits, and drafted policies, and he led training on all facets of compliance, including FCPA, export, anti-boycott, and commercial operations training. Fox has the award winning Blogsite, FCPA compliance and ethics blog, and podcast, “The FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report.”

Former Columnists

Former Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Harvey L. Pitt

Harvey L. Pitt is a former chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, appointed by Pres. George Bush in August 2001. Prior to joining the SEC, Pitt was a senior corporate partner at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson. He is currently founder and CEO of Kalorama Partners, a global business consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. Pitt has been a columnist for Compliance Week since October 2003.

Former Financial Executives International CEO Colleen Cunningham

Compliance Week Columnist Colleen Cunningham is the former president and CEO of Financial Executives International. An internationally recognized expert on corporate financial reporting and accounting, Cunningham had significant influence in legislative and regulatory matters including Sarbanes-Oxley, pension reform, and financial accounting standards. The former chief accountant of AT&T, Cunningham was previously the SVP and CFO, North America, of Havas Advertising.

Head of Global Compliance Associates LLC, James Bone

James Bone has more than 29 years of experience in the auditing and risk-management fields. In the course of his career, he has worked for Frito-Lay, Abbott Labs, Stuart-James Investment Bankers, Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Smith, and Fidelity Investments. Bone is now an independent consultant and head of Global Compliance Associates LLC, and is a regular contributor to Compliance Week.

Ex-Institute of Internal Auditors Prof. Practices Director Dan Swanson

Compliance Week Columnist Dan Swanson is an internal audit veteran, who previously was director of professional practices at the Institute of Internal Auditors. The author of dozens of articles on internal auditing, Swanson has completed audit projects for more than 30 different organizations and has completed nearly 100 internal audits. An expert on financial, operational, and IT audits, his columns on auditing ethics, compliance, and ERM programs have been extremely popular.

Ethics Resource Center President Patricia Harned

Patricia Harned is president of the Ethics Resource Center. The author of several texts on corporate ethics and character development, Harned has commented on the ethical dimensions of regulatory efforts by both the SEC and the U.S. Federal Sentencing Commission, and has testified before Congress on related federal legislation. She was the primary author of a seminal National Business Ethics Survey published in 2005.

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