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Tom Fox has a tribute to Jay Martin, the CCO of Baker Hughes

Today the Houston Greater Business and Ethics Roundtable (GHBER) will hold its first Ethics and Compliance Awards Dinner in honor of the 20-year anniversary of the organization’s founding. We will award the Bette Stead Leadership Award (Stead is the founder of GHBER) to Jay Martin, Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer and Senior Deputy General Counsel at Baker Hughes Inc.

Martin is certainly one of the top compliance professionals, not only in Houston but across the country and globe as well.

Martin has been around the ethics and compliance world for quite some time. Yet throughout this time, he has been unremitting in not only his commitment to ethics and compliance at Baker Hughes but also the profession. I have heard him speak at such prestigious and well known national events, the annual SCCE Compliance and Ethics Institute and other similarly nationally focused events. I have also heard him speak at local compliance-related events in Houston.

But more than just his public speaking events and the scholarly and practical articles that Martin produces, he is always available to answer the simplest or most straightforward question about compliance. He has made clear that you can email or ring him up and he will respond. His knowledge of almost any issue on compliance is about as wide and as deep as anyone around. In short, he is a great resource.

Martin has been an industry leader in the practice of compliance. He is also a leader in the profession of compliance. He is and has been there to help others not only learn the nuts and bolts of compliance but what it means to do compliance. His training program for compliance professionals at Baker Hughes has developed and provided many other companies with top notch CCOs and compliance professionals.

I hope you’ll join me in congratulating Jay Martin.


Thomas Fox is a contributing editor of the FCPA Blog and a Compliance Week columnist. He’s the founder of the Houston-based boutique law firm A popular speaker on compliance and risk-management topics, Fox is also the creator and writer of the widely followed FCPA Compliance & Ethics. He’ll be a speaker at the FCPA Blog NYC Conference 2016.

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  1. Congratulations, Jay, on a well-deserved honor, and thank you for your many contributions to the field. Both your industry and "Compliance, Inc." have benefited greatly from your presence.


  2. Congratulations, Jay, and well deserved. It's been a pleasure working with you over the years. All of us in the anti-corruption community have greatly benefited from your advice and counsel – thank you!
    Warm wishes, Nina

  3. Jay – Wonderful recognition for your many contributions to the compliance field! You have been a role model and mentor to many, and a true thought leader regarding practical compliance solutions. I personally benefitted from your willingness to be a "sounding board" and share new ideas and approaches.

    My sincerest congratulations and thanks to you, my friend.

    Matt Tanzer

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