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Compliance Week Columnists

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    Tom 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.”

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    John Reed Stark

    John Reed Stark is president of John Reed Stark Consulting, a firm that advises companies and corporate boards on data breach response, cyber-security and digital compliance. Stark’s experience with data breaches touches upon all aspects of cyber-incident response, especially during early phases of crisis management, and forensic analysis. Stark’s lengthy career includes: almost 20 years with the SEC’s Division of Enforcement; over five years as managing director of an international cyber-security and data breach response firm; and an early stint as special assistant U.S. attorney in Washington, D.C. 

  • Bruce Carton

    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."

  • Richard M. Steinberg

    Richard M. Steinberg

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

Former Columnists

  • Stephen Davis & Jon Lukomnik

    Stephen Davis is associate director and senior fellow at Harvard Law School’s Program on Corporate Governance, and a non-resident senior fellow in governance at the Brookings Institution. 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 York, where he was investment advisor for the city’s treasury and benefit plans totaling $80 billion in assets.


  • Scott Taub

    Scott Taub

    The former deputy chief accountant of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Scott Taub spent more than four years at the SEC, including a year as acting chief accountant. In his tenure there, he played a key role in the Commission's implementation of the accounting reforms under the landmark Sarbanes-Oxley Act. He is an observer on FASB's Emerging Issues Task Force and chair of the accounting and disclosure standing committee of the International Organization of Securities Commissions.

  • Robert Herz

    Robert Herz

    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.

  • Patricia Harned

    Patricia Harned

    Patricia J. Harned, Ph.D. is CEO of the Ethics & Compliance Initiative. 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.

  • Louis M. Thompson

    Louis M. Thompson

    Louis Thompson Jr. is the former president and chief executive officer of the National Investor Relations Institute, where he served for more than two decades. An adviser to the SEC and the NYSE, Thompson is currently serving a second term on the NYSE Individual Investor Advisory Committee. Thompson is a former member of the Harvard University New Foundations Working Group on corporate governance.

  • Jose Tabuena

    Jose Tabuena

    Jose Tabuena provides a unique perspective on internal auditing issues bringing Big 4 firm experience and having held a variety of audit-related roles, including compliance auditor, risk manager, corporate counsel, and chief compliance officer. He has conducted sensitive internal investigations and assessed the performance of internal audit and ethics and compliance functions in highly regulated industries. Tabuena has held major compliance management roles at Kaiser Permanente, Texas Health Resources, Orion Health, and Concentra | Humana. Tabuena is certified as a fraud examiner, in healthcare compliance, and he is an OCEG Fellow.

  • James Bone

    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 Advisers Corp.

  • Harvey L. Pitt

    Harvey L. Pitt

    Harvey L. Pitt is a former chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, appointed by President George W. 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.

  • 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.

  • Colleen Cunningham

    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 previously served as chief accountant of AT&T. She was also a CFO of Havas Advertising (North America), which was, at the time, the fifth largest advertising holding company in the world. In June 2007, she was named managing director of the New York tristate area for Resources Global Professionals.