Mexico’s win over Panama on the strength of a questionable referee’s call was discussed Thursday in Felipe Maldonado Garcia’s post. I’d like to analogize what happened in the match to the world of lawyering.… Continue Reading
The concept of corporate culture — generally defined as “the way we do things around here” — isn’t a rigid paper process. It’s hard to measure, which explains why corporate culture has been largely neglected by regulators and the anti-corruption-consulting industry.… Continue Reading
In the black-and-white world of Compliance 1.0, compliance officers labored alone, emerging now and then to nag the sales force about sticking to the rules and staying out of trouble. The sales people and others spent a lot of time pointing fingers at compliance — the Department of No, the Division of Sales Prevention, the Anti-Profit Police.… Continue Reading
This week I’ve been using my head to smash through some myths about compliance professionals and the jobs they do. I’m a bit bloodied by the exercise, but encouraged by so many generous comments from readers.… Continue Reading
The State Integrity Project found that Virginia’s ethics laws are among the least effective of the states for deterring corruption. The analysis cited Virginia’s weak conflict of interest laws, and found that those laws essentially have no bite.… 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
One of the most important developments in our profession is the emergence of Compliance 2.0, as championed by Donna Boehme and others. What is Compliance 2.0?
Companies that have robust risk, reputation and stakeholder relations usually also have effective crisis management programs in place for those inevitable times when things go wrong.
Transparency International recently published its first analysis of corporate transparency, measuring the amount and quality of corporate disclosure by the world’s largest 120 enterprises. The results? Not a single U.S.… Continue Reading