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.
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.
In his latest book review, Richard Bistrong explores Erin Meyer’s look at how global messages and programs need to be developed and understood on a country-by-country basis, as well as asking several compliance professionals their thoughts.
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.
Guest columnist Alan Gibson explains how his role as assistant general counsel in Microsoft’s Office of Legal Compliance helped his transition into a world of managing risks through algorithms, machine learning, and digital solutions.
As the last line of defense for the corporation, CCOs must have certain qualities that set them apart, including courage, humility, and what our career coach calls “executive presence.”
While some mock the true intent of the Business Roundtable’s newly revised “Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation,” others are lauding the fact that it brings social responsibility into the limelight.
I lose no sleep over how much of my data privacy I potentially sacrifice in my daily life, and neither do most of us—deep down.
Data privacy compliance and national security seem to be in opposition—with one coming at the expense of the other. It’s time to instead focus the conversation on identifying opportunities for the private sector and government to collaborate.
The Jeffrey Epstein scandal serves up a cautionary lesson for those who work for companies that put profits over ethics.
The compliance aspects of what will be expected of Facebook going forward were fair enough, but a lack of personal liability has us questioning the settlement.
The FTC, by dragging its feet and keeping silent on a massive Facebook fine, raises concerns about its potential role as top cop on the data privacy beat.
The social media company is hardly quiet about its crypto initiative, but nevertheless failed to see the materiality of creating a global payments system.
The Wayfair walkout represents just the latest high-profile example of how social and policy issues continue to spill into the corporate ethics and compliance realm.
Harvard Law School’s Eli Goldston Professor of Law Matthew Stephenson discusses the benefits of public registers.
Consultant and independent director Geoff Cook offers evidence on why public registers are still lacking.
In this edition of our compliance advice column, Amii Barnard-Bahn discusses what people skills are necessary to become a truly effective compliance practitioner.
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.
Is splitting up big tech companies a cure for their outsized influence? Probably not.
In this edition of our compliance advice column, Amii Barnard-Bahn lays out four guidelines for tough conversations, and a guest expert weighs in on what to do if someone’s holding your data hostage.
A change to the DOJ’s leniency program could be good news for companies that can demonstrate an effective compliance program.
The fact that ExxonMobil continues to think only about its bottom line and is indifferent toward the devastating global consequences of its actions demonstrates a corporate culture with no moral compass.
In his latest book review, Richard Bistrong explores Paul J. Zak’s theory on how building relationships with colleagues and keeping communications honest and vulnerable is key to establishing a high-performing company.
Former CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton, who died last month, struck more a figure of a rock star than a regulator.
Thursday marks an important milestone for Compliance Week, a culmination of months of planning and building the customized digital platform our subscribers deserve.
The Trump Organization reportedly has a new head of compliance, but was that hire, and whatever process was behind the pick, suitable for such an important position?
Gatekeepers who have firsthand knowledge of corporate wrongdoing should be entitled to the same legal protections afforded to any other whistleblower.
Executive coach Amii Barnard-Bahn tackles your questions on compliance training, conducting an ethics health check, and more.
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.
A high-profile arrest of Michael Avenatti for an extortion scheme against Nike raises difficult questions of corporate responsibility regarding whistleblower initiatives.
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.
Richard Bistrong explains how Amy C. Edmondson’s book on organizational health relies on the idea that employees are not governed by fear, but rather empowered by a safe environment that embraces honesty and candor.
Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, wrote a long, detailed blog post on Wednesday to announce new data security and privacy initiatives. Has he seen the light, or is this yet another false promise from the social media giant?
Compliance Week talked with Stuart Brock, director of Seal Software, about the risks faced by banks—not the least of which is third-party due diligence.
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.
Stockton University Professor of Finance Dr. Michael Busler says regulating industry can be very costly to consumers.
Santa Clara University behavioral finance professor Hersh Shefrin says regulation is a remedy for a host of imperfections that interfere with well-functioning markets.
Abercrombie & Fitch Senior Compliance Counsel Rob Seibel, a specialist when it comes to the implementation of a third-party risk management program, discusses trends and challenges around managing risks with third parties.
In the “Ask Amii” monthly mailbag, executive coach and former Chief Compliance Officer Amii Barnard-Bahn checks in on how compliance would fare if the economy goes south, lessons from Facebook’s tough year, and more.
The Petrobras, Stryker, and Polycom enforcement actions serve as a lesson to compliance officers on how to guard against customer bribery schemes.
The SEC is once again digging into disclosure reforms, and the debate has shifted from what to file to how frequently companies need to file.
The biggest ethics and compliance failures of 2018 feature some big names, such as Wells Fargo, Danske Bank, and Tesla, and highlight some key lessons for compliance officers.
A close look at FCPA investigations into Danske Bank, Goldman Sachs, and Walmart prompt more questions than answers.
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.
Common Sense Media Founder and CEO James Steyer lays out the three key reasons why individual state privacy laws would trump a federal mandate.
Cameron F. Kerry, senior counsel at Sidley Austin, explains how a federal data privacy law could represent a win for business, privacy advocates, and consumers.
Components from preexisting privacy laws are likely to compose a significant portion of the parameters into which a federal privacy mandate would fit, writes our guest columnist.
No more mandatory arbitration for sexual assault claims. Companies are following Google’s example in the wake of recent scandals.