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How much do Chief Compliance Officers make?

The national average salary for a Chief Compliance Officer is nearly $132,000, according to Glassdoor, with some CCOs making more than $250,000 a year.

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Joe Murphy: Do compliance programs work?

This has always been a challenging question: How do you prove that preventive work stopped something bad from happening?

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Mike Scher: Compliance 2.0 is a new way to do business ethics 

In prior posts for the FCPA Blog, I discussed how compliance officers are subject matter experts for the compliance program and why the board-adopted company code of ethics is a fundamental ingredient of the compliance program.

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How much money do compliance officers make?

The Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics released a survey this month showing that compliance officers are making more money than ever.

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Mike Scher: Federal healthcare guidance already demands Compliance 2.0 standards

During the past month, I've been in London at the SCCE European initiative conference and last week at the Florida convention of the Health Care Compliance Association. The month has been an opportunity to gain some new perspective on the community of global compliance officers.

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Mike Scher hangs out with healthcare compliance pros

I've been attending the HCCA's 19th Annual Compliance Institute this week in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

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A milestone for the compliance profession

Roy Snell, Chief Executive Officer, SCCE/HCCAWe're always glad to hear from Roy Snell. He's the CEO of the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics and its sister organization, the Health Care Compliance Association. He told us Monday the SCCE/HCCA had just reached a combined 15,000 members.

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Mike Scher: Can law students really disrupt the vicious cycle of corruption?

My thanks to Professor Andy Spalding and his students from the University of Richmond School of Law for undertaking the Rio 2016 project and executing it with dedication and enthusiasm. I hope it becomes a model for law students around the globe.

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'New Walmart' says compliance chiefs should report directly to boards

Image courtesy of WalmartThe compliance profession has for years been beset by a debate with the outside world over the position of Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer (CECO). Should the CECO be part of the law department reporting to the general counsel? Or should the CECO be an independent, equal member of the C-Suite, reporting to the CEO with direct, regular access to the board? In my opinion and many others, this is the most consequential debate in the compliance field today.

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Wal-Mart should lead in ethics, not just compliance

To balance the excitement over recent reports of the DOJ’s tough investigation and a new CEO at Wal-Mart, we could consider what compliance officers are taught by the SCCE: Lawful but awful does not mean everything is OK; it’s a wake up call and a test of the company’s identity.

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The C-Suite: A Crucible for Misconduct

At the heart of the compliance profession lies the complex, entrenched problem of serious criminal misconduct by senior executives. That's why I have suggested that for some multinationals, the “problem of overseas corruption is not overseas. It’s in the corner office.”

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‘Misconduct is an outlier in an ethical culture’

The SEC's associate director of enforcement, Stephen L. Cohen, left, had some great things to say when he spoke this week at the SCCE Annual Conference in Washington D.C.

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