There are many types of possible harm arising from conflicts of interest. Understanding what they are can be essential to developing effective policies, training, monitoring and other COI compliance measures. It can also be important to exercising informed judgment in the public realm.… Continue Reading
Transparency has become a buzzword as organizations rush to compete over who can share the most information with their respective stakeholders. Whether it be personal data processing practices, supply chains, or business transactions – transparency is increasingly viewed as a prerequisite for an effective E&C program and future business success.… Continue Reading
Presumably most business organizations have a conflict of interest (COI) policy. But the likelihood that they have a true — and effective — COI compliance program is quite a bit smaller.… Continue Reading
An awakening for the Commonwealth of Virginia occurred when the U.S. Justice Department indicted the state’s former governor for public corruption. Bob McDonnell was ultimately convicted on 11 counts of conspiracy, bribery, and extortion.… Continue Reading
The exuberant bromance between New Jersey governor Chris Christie and Jerry Jones, owner of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, is raising ethics and conflict-of-interest red flags.
Jones flew the governor and presidential aspirant on his private jet to a Cowboys game on January 4 in Dallas and entertained him in a luxury sky box.… Continue Reading
Here’s the latest FCPA disclosure from oil field services firm Halliburton Company from its Form 10-K filed with the SEC on February 7:
We are conducting internal investigations of certain areas of our operations in Angola and Iraq, focusing on compliance with certain company policies, including our Code of Business Conduct (COBC), and the FCPA and other applicable laws.… Continue Reading