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Michael Volkov

Managing Your Ethical Culture

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This article was republished with permission from Michael Volkov’s blog, Corruption, Crime & Compliance. In the wake of ever-constant business scandals (e.g. ZTE, VW, Takata, Odebrecht), chief compliance officers have to refresh their approach and strategy. Everyone agrees, or at least I think they should agree, that a company’s most effective control…

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The 2 Most Important Words in a Compliance Dictionary

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This article was republished with permission from Michael Volkov’s blog, Corruption, Crime & Compliance. Humans have an innate desire to complicate things. When it comes to ideas, professionals are no different; compliance consultants, lawyers, financial advisers and others enjoy solving complicated problems. Such an approach, however, does a disservice to clients and…

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The Win-Win Argument

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This article was republished with permission from Michael Volkov’s blog, Corruption, Crime & Compliance.  My good friend and colleague Dan Chapman, now the CCO at VimpelCom, is a compliance rock star. I have known Dan for years, beginning when he took over at Parker Drilling and implemented a world-class remediation program to…

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Hiding Behind the Privilege

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This article was republished with permission from Michael Volkov’s blog, Corruption, Crime & Compliance. CCOs face many challenges in their jobs. One area that is difficult but usually can be solved with common sense is where to draw the line on attorney-client privilege issues. As a practicing attorney, I can attest to…

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CCOs Cannot Ignore C-Suite Risks

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This article was republished with permission from Michael Volkov’s blog, Corruption, Crime & Compliance. As the headlines continue to point to major misconduct and scandals involving senior corporate executives, compliance officers need to refocus their efforts and address a critical need. All too often, CCOs have difficulty in requiring board members and…

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Talking with Your Feet

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Chief compliance officers are optimistic and committed to “doing the right thing.” It is in their blood and may be at the core of their professional fabric. My guess is that there are far fewer CCOs who like to push the envelope than their legal counterparts. Some lawyers are capable…

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