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Telling the Board What It Needs to Know Regarding Compliance – The Pfizer Experience
Posted on 13 Oct 2011 by Thomas Fox

An article in the July Issue of Compliance Week Magazine, entitled " Telling Your Board What it Needs to Hear ", author Arielle Bikard discusses the views of Pfizer Inc's Chief Compliance Officer (CCO), Douglas Lankler, on how he keeps... Read More

The B20 Anti-Corruption Working Group Is Focused on the Right Topic, But It Is Unlikely That There Will Be Meaningful Action
Posted on 27 Aug 2014 by Mike Koehler

This article was reprinted with permission from FCPA Professor Earlier this summer, the B20 Anti-Corruption Working Group released this report detailing various policy recommendations to combating corruption. As highlighted on its website , the... Read More

Hiring in Compliance, Part II – Candidate Sourcing
Posted on 1 Sep 2015 by Thomas Fox

This week I am presenting a series on hiring in the compliance industry based on interviews I did with Maurice Gilbert, the Managing Partner at Conselium Partners LP. These interviews will be broadcasted on my podcast site, fcpacompliancereport.com, my... Read More

Compliance in the Supply Chain - The Lesson of Gibson Guitar and the Lacey Act
Posted on 11 Aug 2012 by Thomas Fox

Just when you think things cannot get any worse for the forlorn AAA Houston Astros, aka Lastros, last night they sank to a new low, while riding their current 3-35 streak (109 loss season projected - ouch!). After managing to take the National League... Read More

How Do You Change an Unhealthy Compliance Culture?
Posted on 30 Aug 2012 by Thomas Fox

What is a healthy culture and how do you change an unhealthy culture? I have always thought that baseball was a simple game: you throw the ball; you hit the ball; you catch the ball. I had also thought that you could measure whether a baseball team had... Read More

Barclay's Speeding Defense and GlaxoSmithKline's Claw backs - Implications for FCPA Compliance
Posted on 11 Jul 2012 by Thomas Fox

I once heard James Baker say that the only way to know how a person will perform as President of the United States is by being President. In other words, there is no way to test how a person will respond to the stresses and pressures of the most important... Read More

John Brown's Raid and Building Trust in Compliance Programs
Posted on 22 Oct 2012 by Thomas Fox

October 16 th is the anniversary of John Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry. For those of you not familiar with this episode of American history, abolitionist John Brown led a raid on the US Arsenal at Harper's Ferry, Virginia, the raid was intended... Read More

Hiring in Compliance, Part V: The Offer and Conclusion
Posted on 8 Sep 2015 by Thomas Fox

I conclude my series of blog posts on the hiring process in the compliance field, which have been based on a series of interviews with Maurice Gilbert, the Managing Partner at Conselium Partners LP. These interviews are being broadcasted on my podcast... Read More

Running the Big Con in DC: Lessons for the FCPA Compliance Practitioner
Posted on 13 Jun 2012 by Thomas Fox

Most people have seen the movie " The Sting ", starring Robert Redford and Paul Newman, which tells the story of an older con man, Newman, who shows a younger man, Redford, how to run 'the big con' on a gangster played by Robert Shaw... Read More

Hiring in Compliance, Part III – Presentation of Job Opportunity to Potential Candidates
Posted on 2 Sep 2015 by Thomas Fox

This week I am presenting a series on hiring in the compliance industry based on interviews I did with Maurice Gilbert, the Managing Partner at Conselium Partners LP. These interviews will be broadcasted on my podcast site, fcpacompliancereport.com, my... Read More

Hiring in Compliance, Part IV: The Interview Process
Posted on 4 Sep 2015 by Doug Esten

I continue my series of blog posts on the hiring process in the compliance field based on a series of interviews I did with Maurice Gilbert, the Managing Partner at Conselium Partners LP. These interviews are being broadcasted on my podcast site, fcpacompliancereport... Read More

Hiring in Compliance, Part IV: The Interview Process
Posted on 4 Sep 2015 by Thomas Fox

I continue my series of blog posts on the hiring process in the compliance field based on a series of interviews I did with Maurice Gilbert, the Managing Partner at Conselium Partners LP. These interviews are being broadcasted on my podcast site, fcpacompliancereport... Read More

Selecting Compliance Counsel
Posted on 24 Jul 2015 by Thomas Fox

I have often wondered who is FCPA Inc. and perhaps even how I might join this seemingly august fraternity if they do allegedly make so much money, as some commentators regularly deride FCPA Inc. for the seemingly outlandish fees they charge for doing... Read More