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Ethics and compliance in United States takes global stage

Jaclyn Jaeger | July 18, 2017

Chief ethics and compliance officers make tough decisions every day—among them, how to allocate limited compliance resources, who to appoint as their most trusted compliance liaisons, and how to nurture a speak-up culture that values ethical behavior and awards (not punishes) acts of integrity.

The resignations of Walter Shaub as director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics and Hui Chen as compliance counsel for the U.S. Department of Justice—both of whom have criticized President Trump for his questionable and unethical leadership style—raises several thought-provoking questions among the ethics and compliance community at large.

The main question for all ethics and compliance professionals at its core is, “What would you do?”