Compliance Week looks back at two decades of scandals, enforcement actions, and regulatory policies (2000-2019) that shaped the compliance function we see today.
A new study from Protiviti and North Carolina State University not only highlights those risks companies should keep an eye on in the coming year—it also prompts leadership to explore whether or not they’re taking enough risks.
From antitrust and privacy concerns in the tech world to compliance officer liability in the pharmaceutical industry to unethical practices in the banking and accounting professions, more than a dozen companies made Compliance Week’s list of the biggest compliance fails in 2019.
Strong social stances, a dedication to doing what’s right, and leading by example highlight the qualities exemplified by our list of ethics and compliance winners of 2019.
The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Sacramento, Calif.-based radio host Keith Springer and his company with defrauding hundreds of retail clients. The SEC specifically singled out failures in Springer’s compliance program in its complaint.
Changes in the interests of our audience over the last several years help us to understand how much compliance officers must evolve in their jobs to meet the demands of a given time.
The latest edition of the Ask Amii mailbag analyzes a case of a third party’s recommendation being ignored and offers tips on when it’s the right time to change career paths.
The ex-chief executive of France Telecom and two other former executives have been jailed for pursuing a cost-cutting policy that was so severe it led to a spate of employee suicides.
MetLife will pay a civil penalty of $10 million to resolve charges the insurance company violated the books and records and internal accounting controls provisions of federal securities laws.
Former WorldCom CEO Bernard Ebbers was granted early release from prison due to deteriorating health. Ebbers had served 13 years of a 25-year sentence for participating in one of the biggest accounting frauds in U.S. history.
A series of alleged compliance failures at pharmaceutical services provider Omnicare has resulted in the Department of Justice intervening in yet another civil healthcare fraud lawsuit against the company.
There may be many aspects of the future outside our influence, but something we can control is our ability to invest in our knowledge and skills to better prepare us for the opportunities and challenges we may be presented with.
At CW’s Third-Party Risk Management and Oversight Summit, the head of Wells Fargo’s global TPRM group took a few pages out of biotech startup Theranos’ book to shed light on what not to do when building a risk culture.
One of sports’ key enforcement agencies handed out a penalty this week that sent a message no regulator wants to send: Punitive action may only come after the guilty party has already reaped the rewards.
Speaking at CW’s Third-Party Risk Management and Oversight Summit, former FCPA Unit chief Kara Brockmeyer called attention to recent enforcement actions against Walmart and Ericsson as a way to highlight seven steps to third-party compliance.
Swedbank CEO Jens Henriksson announced the financial institution is making some major organizational changes “to create simpler and clearer decision-making structures to facilitate the realization of the bank’s strategy.”
Too many meetings, too little time? In the latest edition of the Ask Amii mailbag, executive coach Amii Barnard-Bahn offers tips on how to reset your corporate calendar and better prioritize your time.
The Department of Justice is requiring Liberty Tax Service to greatly enhance its internal compliance controls as part of a proposed settlement with the tax preparation service provider over allegations of fraud and misconduct.
BGC Financial was accused of various supervision, reporting, and recordkeeping violations that went on for more than five years in a $3 million enforcement action from the CFTC.
Learn about the skill sets needed for compliance roles to succeed in the future, why security is becoming more important to compliance and supervision infrastructure, and compliance technology developments.
Swiss bank UBS will pay $59 million in total civil penalties in resolutions with both Hong Kong and Swiss regulators for overcharging clients for over a decade.
Results of Compliance Week’s second annual technology survey suggest companies are moving along the technological maturity curve in ways that are both quantitative and qualitative compared to last year.
Improving workplace equality is on the list of concerns and priorities for European employers, with many moving to address equal pay and workplace harassment, according to the findings of a newly released survey.
Those in accounting who want to understand better the inherent risks, threats and vulnerabilities, and internal control best practices associated with the use of blockchain technology now have a first-of-its-kind framework to follow.
In the latest edition of the Ask Amii mailbag, executive coach Amii Barnard-Bahn offers a checklist for measuring ethical culture, three guideposts for promoting culture at a startup, and her take on getting the right mix of in-person and virtual trainings.
Learn how to eliminate manual processes and mitigate risks within your month-end close.
Now that RDC has carried out one trillion screens they assure you, efficient compliance screening is possible.
As part of its new companywide ethics and compliance function stemming from a history of environmental violations, Carnival has announced seven new hires and internal promotions.
In today’s business climate, policy and procedure management is essential to stay in compliance and create a solid foundation that will enable organizations to communicate effectively, foster a sense of company cohesion, develop employee engagement, and reduce noncompliance.
Deutsche Bank is just the latest scandal-plagued bank to make headlines, once again, for ignoring sound compliance advice. Maybe it’s time to eliminate the entire concept of compliance altogether, writes an exasperated Jaclyn Jaeger.
Walmart, TechnipFMC, Fresenius—just to name a few—have all fallen prey to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in a record year of jacked-up enforcement and sky-high penalties.
In this “Ask Amii” mailbag, executive coach and former Chief Compliance Officer Amii Barnard-Bahn discusses the pros and cons of outsourcing compliance, breaking tough news to business partners, and how to transfer compliance skills out of finance.
With growing investor attention to sustainability, there is often greater emphasis on the governance element (the “G”) of ESG (environmental, social, and governance) and the board’s fiduciary duty to oversee a company’s strategy, risk, and capital allocation.
A former Biomet Argentina employee—in a bit of FCPA hot water—landed on his company’s restricted persons list, sued for defamation, and lost.
ProPetro Holding has announced a shuffling of its executive leadership team following the completion of a review conducted by its audit committee into a series of internal control failures.
In this “Ask Amii” monthly mailbag, executive coach and former Chief Compliance Officer Amii Barnard-Bahn explores the future of compliance and best practices for establishing your program in a non-U.S. domain.
This webcast will help compliance executives explore the latest research and practical insights on how to manage human trafficking and manage third-party risks.
White paper: Internal Controls Over Financial Reporting Considerations for Developing and Implementing Bots
Companies are rapidly digitalizing parts of their business through robotic process automation (RPA). RPA uses computer-coded, rules-based software robots (i.e., bots) to automate certain human tasks.
Matt Stankiewicz of The Volkov Law Group discusses the importance of having compliance and legal remain separate functions.
Attorney Jeff Kaplan offers five cons to keeping the chief ethics and compliance officer role separate from general counsel.
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.
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.
A managing director at an executive search firm that specializes in compliance hires has some advice—and a bit of good news—if you’re looking for a job as a CCO.
Training fatigue is real and has damaging consequences. In this webinar, learn the cognitive science behind fatigue and how to avoid it.
Your annual compliance and ethics training is the flagship communication to your global workforce; the effectiveness of your training has far reaching, significant impacts for your organization.
Understanding the regulatory environment, both past and current, can help shape your compliance strategies. ComplySci’s CCO Playbook will ensure you keep up with regulatory changes and provide you with a game plan to meet many of the top challenges CCOs face today.
Transcription is merely a starting point for call recording review and even the voice portion video recording review.. That said, voice-to-text technologies and even search tools built for transcripts still haven’t met both of the distinct last-mile-needs around using transcripts for compliance.
With most countries moving to due diligence requirements similar to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) Customer Due Diligence (CDD) rule or a beneficial ownership reporting regime or sometimes both, it’s challenging to know how to address the compliance burden. Understanding who you are doing business with and who controls ...
Organizations are failing to solve the employee-spend challenge as travel and expense (T&E) transactions continue to suffer from non-compliance and fraud. Companies also have unnecessarily high audit costs and inadequate risk coverage thanks to manual testing of T&E transactions.
Amid pressure from Chinese authorities after initially not penalizing employees for taking part in the Hong Kong pro-democracy protests, two top Cathay Pacific executives have tendered their resignations.