Howard Sklar is a compliance professional with over 15 years experience as a
prosecutor, regulator, and in-house counsel. Howard is the author of Open
Air Blog, and co-host of the weekly video podcast This Week in FCPA.
Howard is Senior Counsel
at Recommind, a leading provider of eDiscovery software, with the industry's
only Predictive Coding (TM) functionality.
Prior to Recommind,
Howard ran anti-corruption compliance for one of the largest technology
companies in the world, #10 on the Forbes list of the largest US companies,
Hewlett-Packard Co. Howard was responsible for HP's FCPA compliance, and
compliance with all other anti-corruption laws around the world. Howard also
helped various business units with their compliance with US sanctions as
counsel for the Global Trade organization.
Prior to HP, Howard was
Vice President-Compliance for American Express Co. Howard ran compliance-acting
as a functional chief compliance officer-for the largest travel management
company in the world, comprising 25,000 employees in over 40 countries. Howard
was responsible for the entire program including policies, training, metrics,
and operationalizing the standards he helped develop. Included in these
divisions was a money-services business, giving Howard extensive AML experience
Howard also served as
American Express' first-ever Global Anti-Corruption Leader. Howard designed and
implemented Amex's FCPA compliance program virtually from the ground up.
Howard has extensive
regulatory experience: he spent six years at the SEC, investigating and
prosecuting ponzi schemes, accounting fraud, insider trading, and every other
type of case the SEC handles. Over six years, Howard litigated numerous cases
in federal court and in administrative hearings, handling every aspect of
litigation from complaint drafting to discovery to motions to trial.
Howard spent 6 years
investigating white-collar crime in one of the toughest counties in the US:
Bronx County, New York. While in the DA's Office, he developed a sub-specialty
in computer crime.
Howard is also a
sought-after international speaker and lecturer. He has trained in-house
corporate departments, law enforcement, and has spoken at numerous conferences
on general compliance topics as well as on FCPA compliance.
Thomas Fox has practiced law in
Houston for 25 years. He is now an Independent Consultant, assisting companies
with FCPA and International Transaction issues. He was most recently the
General Counsel at Drilling Controls, Inc., a worldwide oilfield manufacturing
and service company. In this role, he oversaw the delivery of legal services
for Drilling Controls and its corporate parent, Aibel Group Ltd., on a
worldwide basis, with current emphasis on FCPA compliance, export and