Thomas Fox has practiced law in Houston for 30 years. He is now an independent consultant, assisting companies with FCPA and compliance issues. Fox has the award-winning Blogsite, FCPA compliance and ethics blog, and podcast, "The FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report." He has authored several books on compliance and ethics, including the bestseller, Lessons Learned on Compliance and Ethics.
Data-driven compliance can create business success
Smart uses of data analytics show companies can not only improve their compliance programs with technology, but actually create bottom-line results for their companies as well.
The evolution of FCPA enforcement
Compliance Week guest columnist Tom Fox writes about the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act’s journey from 2012 through today.
Joseph Agins on compliance fallout from ‘Operation Varsity Blues’
Joseph Agins, institutional compliance officer at Sam Houston State University, explains how the “Varsity Blues” college admissions scandal provided a value proposition for enhancements to compliance at higher education institutions.
Max Roche on grant money management compliance
Max Roche, compliance manager of direct funding at the World Economic Forum, discusses his role in making sure grant money received by the organization is spent in the way intended.
Bob Ward on pros of targeted sanctions
Bob Ward, director of trade compliance at Wesco International, explains to columnist Tom Fox the benefits of targeted sanctions and how compliance practitioners can properly respond to such.
Cécilia Fellouse-Guenkel on France’s compliance community
Cécilia Fellouse-Guenkel, executive secretary at Le Cercle de la Compliance in Paris, discusses with columnist Tom Fox how compliance is viewed in France and touches on the country’s new anti-corruption law, Sapin II.
Vanessa Rossi on operationalized compliance done right
Vanessa Rossi, senior compliance counsel at Baker Hughes, explains to columnist Tom Fox the benefits of operationalized compliance and how to ensure it is properly in place.
Doug Walter on how a new HQ can drive engagement
Doug Walter, chief compliance officer at Phillips 66, explains to columnist Tom Fox how the energy company’s new headquarters has been a valuable tool for employee engagement and recruiting.
Policy change previewed by DOJ a tip of the cap to compliance
A change to the DOJ’s leniency program could be good news for companies that can demonstrate an effective compliance program.
Mary Shirley on traveling in compliance
Mary Shirley, senior director of ethics and compliance at Fresenius Medical Care and a 2019 Top Minds recipient, details to columnist Tom Fox the adjustments she’s made in working in compliance across the globe.
Scott Sullivan on compliance lessons from news
Scott Sullivan, former chief compliance officer at Flowserve, explains to columnist Tom Fox how he incorporated the publicized misdeeds of other companies into his compliance training program.
Brian Beeghly on defining ethical leadership
Brian Beeghly, former chief compliance officer at Johnson Controls, explains to columnist Tom Fox the steps taken in designing a leadership model in the wake of an FCPA investigation.
Rod Hardie on FCPA lessons, navigating foreign risk
Rod Hardie, chief compliance officer at Exterran, discusses with columnist Tom Fox what he learned and experienced as an investigator with Baker Hughes during its FCPA investigation in the early 2000s.
Marcel de Chermont: ‘no person left behind’
Marcel de Chermont, founder and principal of Caledonia Consulting, Inc., discusses with columnist Tom Fox how to tailor a risk-based compliance program to different groups of employees while getting the same message across.
Katie Smith on compliance at a growth company
Katie Smith, chief compliance officer at Convercent, shares with columnist Tom Fox the challenges she’s faced as a CCO at a growth company.
Kathy Self on achieving global compliance
Kathy Self, chief compliance officer and data protection officer at Universal Weather and Aviation, explains to columnist Tom Fox the hurdles a small, global company must overcome when approaching compliance.
South America cleans up its act
A look at key investigations and enforcement actions in South America and Mexico in the past four years signifies a changing legal landscape that offers compliance lessons in advancing third-party anti-corruption compliance.
Kim Yapchai on engaging compliance training
Kim Yapchai, chief ethics and compliance officer at Tenneco, explains to columnist Tom Fox her approach of using interactive games in compliance training.
Marianne Ibrahim on conducting a third party audit
Marianne Ibrahim, director of global compliance at Baker Hughes, offers several best practices for the auditing of third parties.
Kate Murtagh on sustainable investment
Kate Murtagh, chief compliance officer at the Harvard Management Company, discusses the university’s three-pronged approach to sustainable investment with columnist Tom Fox.