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Brian Beeghly on Conflicts of Interest [Podcast]

By Adam Turteltaub Conflicts of interests have likely been around as long as there have been people.  When mankind learned to use fire, there was probably a guy who made blankets who criticized fire as too dangerous as a source of warmth, not realizing he was conflicted, or hoping others wouldn’t figure it out. […]

College Admissions Scandal Update

By David D. Dodge When the college admissions scandal was originally reported on in early March of this year, many observers believed that this news would fade from the front pages within days if not just a few weeks.  But over two months later - especially in Southern California, ground zero for the scandal […]

Cyber Threats in 2019: 5 Growing Trends

By Neva Meyers Freelance Writer As with all things digital, cyber threats are evolving. With every year, cybercriminals are introducing more and more sophisticated means of stealing, deceiving or tricking you into doing what they want you to do. It is part of human nature in its current state to use things that were originally […]

John Wilson on Hotline Benchmarking [Podcast]

By Adam Turteltaub Is your hotline ringing enough or too much?  Are you getting too many calls in one risk area or country?  Not enough in another?  And is the telephone-based helpline really all you need anymore? To help answer these questions UK-based hotline provider Expolink recently released its fourth annual Whistleblowing Benchmarking Report.  […]

Alison Taylor on Corporate Social Responsibility and Compliance [Podcast]

By Adam Turteltaub Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) poses an interesting conundrum for compliance and ethics professionals.  Both CSR and compliance are, or should be, firmly grounded in an organization’s values.  But from there things start to diverge.  Compliance is charged with doing what is required, typically by law.  CSR, though, has a broader mandate. […]

The 4 Compliance Trends That Could Shape Your Career

By Valerie Charles Chief Strategy Officer, GAN How often do you think strategically about your personal career growth? As a compliance officer, the answer might be less than you would like. It’s not uncommon to be inundated with manual processes, administrative work, and potential risks or concerns within your company. These activities should take priority […]

Judith Marber Fox and Danette Slevinski on Compliance Committees [Podcast]

By Adam Turteltaub An engaged compliance committee can be a dramatic and positive influence on a compliance program.  Danette Slevinski (Chief Compliance Officer of University Hospital) and Judith Marber Fox (founder and CEO of JF Real Compliance Solutions) have seen it firsthand. So how do you get there?  In this podcast, which is focused […]

Having Pride in a Diverse & Inclusive Compliance Program

By Adam R. Nester JD, MS, CHC June is Pride Month for the LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual) community. While issues of diversity and inclusion are often the provenance of Human Resources or dedicated D & I offices, there is a role for compliance officers in creating an ethical culture – and […]

Maria Lancri on the State of Compliance in Europe [Podcast]

By Adam Turteltaub Operating a compliance program in Europe is not the same as running one in the US.  Paris-based Maria Lancri knows this well from having worked as a compliance offer and currently as an attorney with GGV Avocats. For one, in Europe there is a strong need to consider the position of […]

Joanne Chiedi Provides the Latest Thoughts From the Office of Inspector General at HHS [Podcast]

By Adam Turteltaub Joanne Chiedi, Principal Deputy IG and acting Inspector General at the US Department of Health and Human Services, recently addressed the attendees at the 2019 Compliance Institute.  To help inform those who couldn’t attend the event, she was kind enough to record a podcast covering some of the key points from […]

College Admissions Scandal: Why Athletics as the Entry Point?

By Dr. Crystal Gips Retired University Administrator We have all seen news of the college admissions scandal unraveling in the press and TV reports, complete with coverage of court dates, photos of the involved celebrities and the mastermind Rick Singer, over many weeks now. And the scandal continues to expand. The practice of illegitimate access […]

Marti Arvin and Don Ahart on Data Management Audits [Podcast]

By Adam Turteltaub Data risks are enormous for any organization these days, which is why, Marti Arvin (Executive Advisor at CynergisTek) and Don Ahart (Internal Auditor, Hunterdon Healthcare) advocate for data management audits. As they explain on this Compliance Perspectives podcast (and also at the 2019 HCCA Compliance Institute), a data management audit is […]

Why You Must Hone Your Elevator Speech, and How to Do It

By Kristy Grant-Hart, Owner, Spark Compliance Consulting Jenny O’Brien, Chief Compliance Officer, UnitedHealthcare Kirsten Liston, Principal, Rethink Compliance Session 108:  Launching Ladies into Senior Leadership September 16, 2019, 10:00-11:00 AM “So, what do you do?”  Whether at a conference, networking session, work meeting or cocktail party, this question will come up at nearly every event […]

Professor Stuart Pardau on Ethical Lapses [Podcast]

By Adam Turteltaub It happens to the best and worst of people:  An ethical lapse.  Sometimes it’s minor, and sometimes it’s major.  But it happens.  The question is why and what can we in compliance and ethics do about it. Professor Stuart Pardau argues in this episode of the Compliance Perspectives podcast that to […]

Ethical Leadership Doesn’t Happen Overnight ….. Or Does It?

By Lisa A. Gross, Ethics Analysis Senior Manager, Lockheed Martin Darren Hill, Director, Ethics Business Conduct, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Session P2:  Ethical Leadership Doesn’t Happen Overnight, or Does it?  I Was an Employee Yesterday…Leader Today, but Am I an Ethical Leader? September 15, 2019, 8:45-10:15 AM Does your company have a prominent ethical culture?  Do the […]

Scott Giordano on GDPR Disclosures and Enforcement [Podcast]

By Adam Turteltaub Scott M. Giordano, VP, Data Protection, Spirion Session P14:  GDPR Compliance Post-Mortems:  Lessons Learned from Facebook, Uber and Others September 15, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM GDPR has been in effect for just months but already tens of thousands of breaches have been reported to data authorities.  Scott Giordano, Vice […]


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