Dave Lefort

Dave Lefort

Dave Lefort is Editor in Chief of Compliance Week. Before joining CW, he spent nearly two decades in digital leadership roles with ESPN and The Boston Globe.

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    ‘Inside the Mind’ is our data-driven ode to CCOs


    We’re celebrating “Compliance Officer Day” by releasing our first annual “Inside the Mind of the CCO” special report, which is aimed at, among other things, figuring out what motivates and challenges today’s chief compliance officers.

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    CCO compensation data reveals big strides for women


    Bucking the trend: Survey shows women more likely to hold top compliance roles, have a law degree, and make a bit more money than men.

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    Vote: Would you give up social media use for lifetime data privacy?


    Would you give up social media for life in order to guarantee a lifetime of data privacy? According to a study by global cyber-security company Kaspersky, nearly 4 in 10 (38 percent) consumers would.

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    Three reasons why you should save the date for CW2020


    One of the most common pieces of feedback we heard from first-time attendees of the recently completed 14th national Compliance Week conference in Washington D.C. was that they wished they had discovered our three-day GRC-palooza sooner. Editor in Chief Dave Lefort explains why.

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    Takeaways from Compliance Week 2019


    The 14th annual Compliance Week conference is in the books, and with it more than 60 sessions filled with helpful anecdotes, shared best practices, career advice, and much, much more.

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    Anti-bribery and anti-corruption survey


    The 2019 Survey on Anti-Bribery & Corruption explores everything from the monitoring of third parties to the evaluation of training programs.

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    Fabiana Lacerca-Allen: The crisis queen


    Three kidnapping attempts, including one at the age of six, have taught the Argentina native how to stay calm in the face of a crisis.

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    Top Minds 2019


    Compliance Week is thrilled to announce its Top Minds Class of 2019, a group of 12 of the brightest stars of the compliance community whose achievements are dwarfed only by their personal integrity and dedication to ethics.

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    What you can expect from our new Website


    Thursday marks an important milestone for Compliance Week, a culmination of months of planning and building the customized digital platform our subscribers deserve.

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    Insider threats often are hardest to detect


    In his latest editorial, Compliance Week Editor in Chief Dave Lefort applies what he learned at CW West to recent insider scandals and provides several compliance-related takeaways.

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    Data-bungling Facebook has to earn back our trust


    It was a tight race, but we are officially declaring Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg as the executive most in need of a compliance makeover in 2019.

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    Ask Amii mailbag


    In response to our subscribers’ desire for practical advice on some of the softer skills required to effectively do their jobs, Compliance Week is publishing a monthly mailbag with executive coach and former CCO Amii Barnard-Bahn.

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    GDPR, Brexit keep compliance on its toes


    The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation and Britain’s upcoming divorce from the European Union both have a tremendous impact on European compliance, but strategizing solutions around either one has proven to be difficult due to a lack of guidance and, in the case of Brexit, just plain chaos.

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    Survey says you’re likely shopping for new compliance technology


    Here’s what we know: You have a mandate to upgrade your compliance technology, at least some budget to do it, and sky-high expectations for improved operational efficiency and robust data reporting. At least that’s what the results of our compliance technology survey tell us. Are we close?

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    Survey: How are you choosing and using new GRC technology?


    Compliance Week is conducting a short survey of GRC professionals to find out the challenges you face in selecting the right technology solution for your organization. If you participate, we will send you at no cost our “Practical Guide to Compliance Technology” special report.

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    Geopolitical risk in the time of Trump


    How can companies navigate uncharted geopolitical risk to avoid global isolation? Our special report tries to make sense of the latest tariffs and sanctions and what it could mean for your company.

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    Poll-apalooza: Let us help you benchmark your compliance program


    We polled practitioners on 11 key topics in ethics and compliance at the recently concluded Compliance Week 2018 conference. Check out the results to help you benchmark your own programs.

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    Ten takeaways from Compliance Week 2018


    Editor in Chief Dave Lefort presents 10 takeaways from Compliance Week’s 13th annual national conference—with contributions from CW’s Jaclyn Jaeger, Joe Mont, and Tammy Whitehouse.

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    Jerry Kral: The ethics entrepreneur


    Jerry Kral’s compliance and ethics success is distilled from a gut-instinct approach and value-add mindset.

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    Note from the editor: About our new newsletter


    Our new Compliance Week News e-mail newsletter features the same great content with a fresh look, a clean, easily scannable layout, and a smart categorization of stories.

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