Compensation


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FINMA eyeing more power over banks. Will it make a difference?

2024-01-26T11:52:00+00:00By

Bonus clawbacks, more fines, and a senior management regime that clearly identifies individual executives’ responsibilities for key governance areas are all options being considered by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority in response to the collapse of Credit Suisse.

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Disclosure rules not enough to curb U.K. salary gaps

2024-01-15T14:16:00+00:00By

The issue of “fat cat” pay awards was reignited in the United Kingdom after a think tank found a typical FTSE 100 CEO earned the average annual salary for a full-time worker after just four days into the new year.

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Community Health Network to pay $345M in historic Stark Law case

2023-12-19T22:20:00+00:00By

Indiana-based Community Health Network agreed to pay $345 million as part of a settlement with the Department of Justice resolving allegations it overcompensated physicians it employed at a rate that violated the Stark Law.

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Ex-BP CEO facing up to $41M in losses over colleague relationship dishonesty

2023-12-14T18:23:00+00:00By

The board of British oil and gas giant BP announced its remuneration determinations after finding former CEO Bernard Looney committed “serious misconduct” in his disclosure of personal relationships with company colleagues.

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Five compliance triumphs from 2023

2023-12-13T15:00:00+00:00By

A financial services giant’s compliance mea culpa that could serve to benefit the rest of the profession, a chemical company’s praised FCPA settlement, and an example of the value of whistleblowers highlight CW’s annual list of laudable ethics and compliance moments.

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Graphics: 2023 CCO/CECO salary trends

2023-12-07T16:00:00+00:00By

Year 5 of our “Inside the Mind of the CCO” survey saw the average salary of responding chief compliance officers and chief ethics and compliance officers decline slightly, while other statistical trends repeated from previous iterations.

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DOJ cooperation credit breakdowns: Albemarle, Tysers, H.W. Wood

2023-12-04T18:00:00+00:00By

Nicole Argentieri, acting head of the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, breaks down where Albemarle, Tysers Insurance Brokers, and H.W. Wood went right—and wrong—on the cooperation credit and remediation fronts as part of their FCPA settlements with the agency.

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The road from CCO to board: What compliance professionals need to know

2023-12-04T16:00:00+00:00By

Chief compliance officers and chief ethics and compliance officers desire progressing to the board more than any other role change, our “Inside the Mind of the CCO” survey found. So, what does it take for compliance to get on a corporate board?

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CFPB fines Enova $15M, orders exec compensation tied to compliance

2023-11-16T20:54:00+00:00By

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau levied a $15 million fine against nonbank online lender Enova International for “widespread illegal conduct” that violated a previous agency order.

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Incentive policies suggest calm before storm at DOJ

2023-10-12T16:00:00+01:00By

All the carrots being offered by the Department of Justice in the past year—greater penalty reduction thresholds, relief related to compensation clawbacks, voluntary self-disclosure incentives—are part of a strategy to strengthen the enforcement stick when companies don’t cooperate.

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Survey finds gender parity progress in general counsel compensation

2023-10-04T18:45:00+01:00By

Pay among women general counsel outpaced men in 2022 for only the second time since 2018, according to the latest compensation benchmarking report from corporate leadership data provider Equilar.

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SEC fines Maximus $500K for not disclosing pay of exec’s siblings

2023-09-13T15:39:00+01:00By

Government healthcare services corporation Maximus settled with the Securities and Exchange Commission for allegedly failing to disclose an executive’s two siblings were also employed by the company and received annual compensation of more than $120,000.

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Canoo to pay $1.5M over misstatements, disclosure lapses

2023-08-08T20:37:00+01:00By

Electric vehicle manufacturer Canoo agreed to pay $1.5 million as part of a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for alleged material misrepresentations regarding revenue and failing to properly disclose executive compensation.

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Women in Compliance Summit proves value of congregating, allyship

2023-07-07T19:14:00+01:00By

Compliance Week’s inaugural Women in Compliance Summit featured two days dedicated to elevating attendees and addressing some of the unique challenges women face in the profession.

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​Stanley Black & Decker avoids fine in SEC executive perks case

2023-06-21T14:06:00+01:00By

Tool manufacturer Stanley Black & Decker avoided a civil penalty in settling with the Securities and Exchange Commission regarding alleged violations of executive perk disclosure rules.

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CCO compensation survey: Big gains for energy, healthcare

2023-06-01T18:29:00+01:00By

Annual total compensation for chief compliance officers rose 10 percent in 2022, according to the latest compensation survey by executive search firm BarkerGilmore.

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Four takeaways from Senate hearings on SVB, Signature Bank failures

2023-05-19T17:33:00+01:00By

Leaders at Silicon Valley Bank, Signature Bank, and the regulators who seized their banks testified before Congress across separate hearings.

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CW2023 leadership panel assesses new DOJ priorities, training impact

2023-05-17T13:01:00+01:00By

Recent policy changes at the Department of Justice provided plenty of fodder for a leadership panel of senior legal and compliance practitioners to discuss during Compliance Week’s 2023 National Conference.

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Survey: In-house counsel salaries, bonuses decreased in 2022

2023-05-02T17:11:00+01:00By

In-house counsel salaries took a small step back in 2022, according to the latest analysis from executive search firm BarkerGilmore, while overall bonuses suffered a much steeper decline.

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Sibley Hospital, Johns Hopkins to pay $5M for improper billing

2023-04-18T19:18:00+01:00By

Sibley Hospital and its parent company, Johns Hopkins Health System, agreed to pay $5 million to settle allegations the hospital billed Medicare for services referred by physicians with whom it had a financial relationship.

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Bipartisan bill would empower FDIC to pursue failed bank exec clawbacks

2023-03-30T14:42:00+01:00By

The Failed Bank Executives Clawback Act seeks to require the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation to claw back five years’ worth of compensation from executives who lead failed banks.

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Biden calls for banking exec clawbacks amid failures

2023-03-20T19:23:00+00:00By

President Joe Biden is calling on Congress to “do more to hold senior bank executives accountable” since the market turmoil that has followed the collapses of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank.

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Experts: DOJ clawback pilot to be ‘work in progress’

2023-03-16T13:58:00+00:00By

Businesses and compliance professionals should expect the Department of Justice’s new compensation clawback policies to be applied on a case-by-case basis, with broad discretion, according to legal experts.

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Credit Suisse discloses ICFR ‘not effective’ in 2022

2023-03-14T19:47:00+00:00By

Credit Suisse Group disclosed in its annual report its internal control over financial reporting was “not effective” for the fiscal year ending December 2022.

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DOJ sets new compliance criteria for criminal investigations

2023-03-03T19:43:00+00:00By

The Department of Justice announced changes to its evaluation procedures for corporate compliance programs in criminal investigations, including monitoring off-channel messaging by employees, executive compensation programs, and how the agency selects compliance monitors.

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DOJ to implement new clawback, compensation policies for corporate settlements

2023-03-02T22:08:00+00:00By

Corporate resolutions involving the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division will now include a requirement the resolving company develop compliance-promoting criteria within its compensation and bonus system, according to Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco.

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Greenbrier Companies fined by SEC over CEO perk disclosures

2023-03-02T20:00:00+00:00By

Greenbrier Companies and its former chief executive officer will pay a total of $1.1 million to settle charges from the Securities and Exchange Commission the firm failed to disclose perks related to the use of a private jet owned by the CEO.