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Editors

Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Accountability for senior leadership is the foundation of ethical culture

One of the most significant developments in the ethics space in recent years is the recognition that “paper” programs don’t afford meaningful protection against misconduct or its consequences. Established companies such as Nissan and Pacific Gas & Electric and media companies reeling from #MeToo scandals generally have a compliance infrastructure of lawyers, Codes of Conduct, training and hotlines but nonetheless their CEOs and senior managers have behaved as if these safeguards didn’t apply to them.… Continue Reading

No, Mary Barra wasn’t crazy

Last November, the FCPA Blog reported on Mary Barra’s “crazy” idea. She replaced the company’s ten-page dress code with two words: Dress Appropriately.

Despite giving the HR department fainting fits, the end result was positive according to the FCPA Blog’s report.… Continue Reading

Susan Divers: Tracing corporate train wrecks back to toxic tone at the top

Everyone knows that “tone at the top” is important in the ethics and compliance area but the phrase has become a tired and hackneyed cliché. The recent public implosions of established companies and start-ups however, add a fresh perspective and meaning to the concept by illustrating what happens when a CEO or C-suite sets a toxic tone at the top.… Continue Reading