CCO Reporting to Board: Five Best Practices

Chief Compliance Officers need the support of their Board of Directors. The relationship between the… [continue]

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FCPA Mid-Year Assessments

The Internet is littered with FCPA Mid-Year Assessments and reports on enforcement activity and so-called… [continue]

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Corruption Risks in Pharma Manufacturing in Russia

Jon Umarov, an Associate at The Volkov Law Group, returns for another post on Russia and the pharmaceutical… [continue]

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Employee Culture Surveys: Low-Cost Critical Information

Lauren Connell, Managing Associate at The Volkov Law Group, joins us again for a post on corporate culture… [continue]

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The CCO’s Challenge: Becoming a Strategic Business Partner

Chief Compliance Officers are on their way to achieving their dream. All of the trends are looking up… [continue]

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CCO Reporting to Board: Five Best Practices

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Chief Compliance Officers need the support of their Board of Directors. The relationship between the CCO and the head of the Audit/Compliance Committee sends an important message to senior management and the entire company on the importance of ethics and compliance. CCO reporting to the Audit/Compliance Committee has to be … Continue Reading…

FCPA Mid-Year Assessments

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The Internet is littered with FCPA Mid-Year Assessments and reports on enforcement activity and so-called trends and developments. Talk about making mountains out of molehills. Some of the reports are excellent; others are rehashes filled with “analysis” that are intended to promote FCPA fear marketing. Most importantly, the reports suggest … Continue Reading…

Corruption Risks in Pharma Manufacturing in Russia

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Jon Umarov, an Associate at The Volkov Law Group, returns for another post on Russia and the pharmaceutical industry.  Jon’s profile is here.  He can be reached at jumarov@volkovlaw.com. The Russian government has targeted the pharmaceutical industry for growth and development, adopting a program Pharma 2020 Strategy. This program aims … Continue Reading…

Employee Culture Surveys: Low-Cost Critical Information

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Lauren Connell, Managing Associate at The Volkov Law Group, joins us again for a post on corporate culture and employee surveys.  Her profile can be viewed here.  She can be reached at lconnell@volkovlaw.com. It is always amazing to me how reluctant people are to ask direct questions. Interviewers freeze up … Continue Reading…

Marubeni: FCPA Repeat Offender

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In this era of aggressive FCPA enforcement, there are critics who have suggested that the Department of Justice should concentrate its prosecutions on individuals rather than imposing ever-increasing criminal fines on corporations. These critics claim that individual criminal prosecutions are the most effective means to deter criminal conduct. The Justice … Continue Reading…

Ignoring the Compliance Message

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Companies that ignore the need for an ethics and compliance program deserve whatever they get. There, I said it. Chalk up another profound grasp of the obvious. The latest PWC Survey on the State of Compliance (here) noted two significant results: Size of Company Percentage with No CCO/Head of Compliance … Continue Reading…

Risk Planning and Board Liability

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Board members are in the hot seat, or to put it another way – they are in a hot kitchen. The question is whether they can stand the heat of the hot kitchen. Plaintiff’s lawyers are out in full force these days, ready to sue any company board when a … Continue Reading…

Prosecuting Compliance “Gatekeepers”

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Every organization depends on persons who are in a unique position to identify potential problems before they occur. Companies depend on gatekeepers to disrupt and prevent potential misconduct. Internal and external auditors, compliance officers, in-house and outside legal counsel, senior executives and even board members can play this role. In … Continue Reading…

Putting the Ethics Back into Healthcare Compliance

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We all know someone who is a pest, a professional colleague, a friend or even a family member. I use the term affectionately and especially when I write postings that are restatements of obvious points. In the healthcare compliance field, it is striking how compliance is often defined by only … Continue Reading…