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Entries in Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (8)


Why would Mike Scher do such a thing?

Image courtesy of the SCCEI'm going to take an exam to be certified as a compliance professional on April 1. The exam is offered by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics after the SCCE's European Compliance & Ethics Institute in London.

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We're teaching compliance at Pitt B-school

I have just finished my fourth year of teaching a course on compliance and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act created for the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh.

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Dispatch from the SCCE Compliance & Ethics Institute (Part Four)

“Compliance is a Business Solution to a Business Problem” could be the motto for second generation compliance, as it leaves behind its origins as a subset of the law department.

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Dispatch from the SCCE Compliance & Ethics Institute (Part Three)

After three decades in the field, I realized at the SCCE tenth annual conference that something new is taking shape. Let's call it the second generation of compliance.

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Dispatch from the SCCE Compliance & Ethics Institute (Part Two)

I could not help thinking about the astonishing positive changes that have occurred as I watched the SCCE’s September 16 general session on the new laws protecting whistleblowers enforced by the SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower.

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Chief compliance officers are saying so long to the general counsel

A new survey of chief compliance officers found that 38 percent of those with overall program responsibility report directly to their company's CEO, while just 18 percent report to the general counsel or chief legal officer.

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Walmart: It’s not the company, it's the compliance system

The Pulitzer-prize winning NY Times reporter David Barstow famously wrote in 2012 that Walmart was an  “aggressive and creative corrupter, offering large payoffs to get what the law otherwise prohibited. It used bribes to subvert democratic governance — public votes, open debates, transparent procedures. It used bribes to circumvent regulatory safeguards that protect Mexican citizens from unsafe construction. It used bribes to outflank rivals.”

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New on SEC agenda: protecting compliance officers

No one can say they haven't been warned by the SEC (and the authors of the latest Hughes Hubbard FCPA/Anti-Bribery Alert) not to interfere with compliance officers.

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