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Compliance
July 31, 2017

Protecting Privilege of the Corporate Compliance Officer

4 Safeguards for Privileged Communications Although the compliance function works hand in hand with corporate counsel, the CCO shouldn’t expect all communications with counsel to be protected in the event of an investigation. In fact, there are specific requirements of privileged communications, and most day-to-day compliance discussions won’t be considered…
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Hiring
July 28, 2017

7 Mistakes CEOs Make When Hiring a Chief Compliance Officer

In today’s regulatory environment, demand is high and supply is low for the sought-after profile of Chief Compliance Officer. This puts great pressure on CEOs and boards of directors to make smart hiring decisions. This issue is exacerbated by the fact that the CCO profile is still relatively new, and…
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Compliance
July 10, 2017

“Compliance Officer” vs. “Integrity Officer”

This article may stir up a few emotions for you. Good. That's the intent. You see, words have power. They have emotion. They have context. And they have this intangible, subconscious, instinctive reaction that we don't even know how to discern but which affects the way we think, interpret, speak…
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Leadership and career
July 5, 2017

Managing Your Ethical Culture

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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Compliance
June 5, 2017

Why Compliance Officers Need Independence

I recently read a great blog post by Tom Fox on why compliance officers need independence.  And former federal prosecutor Michael Volkov, who completely understands the CCO's hard job, has reiterated the value of independence here, although this is mostly old news to any CCO who has been in the…
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Compliance
February 23, 2017

Breaking News: DOJ Issues New Guidance for Compliance Officers on Quality of Compliance Programs

The DOJ Fraud Section’s “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs” puts chief compliance officers, the “C Suite” and the Board of Directors on notice about how the adequacy of their companies’ compliance programs will be evaluated by prosecutors if investigated. The publication outlines specific factors that prosecutors should consider in conducting…
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Hiring
January 27, 2017

Look for These 8 Criteria When Hiring Your Next Chief Compliance Officer

Before a company identifies the criteria they will use to evaluate a potential Chief Compliance Officer, I tell them to start by looking at how the most progressive companies are viewing the role of compliance today. As an executive recruiter of compliance officers, I'm seeing a consistent desire that the…
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Compliance
January 9, 2017

Questions Leadership Should Ask the Compliance Officer

By: Roy Snell This piece was originally shared on The Compliance & Ethics Blog and is republished here with permission. Below are some questions leadership should ask the compliance officer and a suggestion about how to implement these questions in your organization.  You need to collaborate with leadership to pick…
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Compliance
December 12, 2016

Who Can Fire a CCO?

By: Michael Volkov This article was republished with permission from Michael Volkov’s blog, Corruption, Crime & Compliance. There is something a little surreal about a CCO, while negotiating to join a company, raising the issue of his or her own termination. Not to be maudlin, but it is an important issue to…
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Compliance
August 19, 2016

Due Diligence Questions Chief Compliance Officers Should Ask in a Job Interview

In today's regulatory climate, the Chief Compliance Officer faces increased personal liability for corporate wrongdoing. There are ways CCOs can minimize personal risk on the job – but the process begins before accepting a CCO job offer in the first place. Just as CCOs perform due diligence with third parties…
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