Department of Justice Announces Sweeping New Guidance at ECI’s Annual Impact Conference

May 1, 2019

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division, Brian Benczkowski, announced new guidance before an audience of leading ethics and compliance practitioners at the Ethics & Compliance Initiative’s (ECI) annual Impact conference. The AAG focused his presentation on the importance of an effective corporate compliance program and how such programs can influence prosecutorial outcomes. “We hope this updated version provides additional insight to both prosecutors and companies with respect to […]

AAG Brian A. Benczkowski Gives Keynote at the ECI’s 2019 Annual Impact Conference

April 30, 2019

Good afternoon and thank you for that gracious introduction. Thank you to the Ethics and Compliance Initiative for inviting me to speak today.    

The Ethics and Compliance Initiative Announces 2019 Annual Impact Conference

April 29, 2019

DALLAS, April 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI), America’s oldest ethics research and membership association has announced its 2019 Annual Impact Conference, which is set to take place during April 29th – May 2nd, 2019 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, TX.  In order to support High Quality Programs (HQP) , the ECI’s 2019 Annual Conference showcases forward-thinking practitioners, vendors, and innovations that can raise the bar for Ethics & Compliance (E&C) […]

Cynthia M. Patton of Amgen Inc. Awarded 2019 Carol R. Marshall Award for Innovation in Corporate Ethics

April 23, 2019

VIENNA, VA., April 22, 2019 — The Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI), the nation’s oldest ethics research and best practice community, today announced that Cynthia M. Patton, Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer for Amgen, Inc., has been named this year’s recipient of the Carol R. Marshall Award for Innovation in Corporate Ethics. Each year, the prestigious Marshall Award is given to an ethics and compliance practitioner whose achievements exemplify the leadership and innovative […]

The New HQP Self-Assessment Tool

April 11, 2019

I recently had the chance to visit with David Childers, Senior Vice President at The Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI). We discussed ECI’s High Quality Ethics & Compliance Program (HQP) Self-Assessment Tool. You can check out the full podcast here. We also discussed ECI’s great new resource, HQP, which is something that every compliance practitioner should take advantage of for their corporate compliance program. ECI’s HQP is great way for every compliance professional to consider […]

IMPACT2019 – Amy Edmondson on Creating a Safe Workspace

April 2, 2019

In this episode I visit with Amy Edmondson about her upcoming keynote speech at IMPACT2019, entitled “The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety for Learning, Innovation, and Growth”. Some of the highlights from the podcast include: Beginning in the 1990s Edmondson began research how organizations are made better by creating safe spaces for employees to speak up. Why listening is the key trait for every leader. Your organization can have stretch goals but you must have […]

When Best Intentions Aren’t Enough

April 1, 2019

Most people don’t set out to act unethically. Keeping ethical considerations in mind and focusing on implications can help avoid missteps. Why do good people do bad things in the workplace? It’s a puzzling question. There are many examples of seemingly good-intentioned or previously ethical professionals suffering a lapse or committing some sort of misconduct or ethics violation. Friends, colleagues, and even family members can often be left wondering how the honest person they thought […]

FCPA Compliance Report Podcast – David Childers on the New ECI HQP Assessment Tool

April 1, 2019

In this episode I visit with David Childers, the Senior Vice President at Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI). We discuss ECI’s High-Quality Ethics & Compliance Program (HQP) Self-Assessment Tool. Some of the highlights from the podcast include: What are the 5 Principals of a HQP? They include: Strategy, Risk Management, Culture, Speaking Up and Accountability. What are the 5 operational areas of an E&C program? They include: E&C is central to business strategy E&C risks […]

IMPACT 2019 – Sam Silverstein on Accountability

March 22, 2019

In this episode I visit with Sam Silverstein about his upcoming keynote speech at IMPACT 2019, entitled “Inspiring Accountability at Every Level”. Some of the highlights from the podcast include: Why Silverstein believes that “Accountability is the Highest Form of Leadership”. The problems he sees with the way companies talk about “accountability”. How accountability can create impact and influence for your organization through a leader’s values. How accountability enhances corporate culture and improves the organization. […]

IMPACT 2019, Tony Brigmon on Joy and Laughter

March 21, 2019

In this episode I visit with Tony Brigmon about his upcoming keynote speech at IMPACT 2019, entitled “The Funomenal Workplace: Energizing People & Culture with the Positive Power of Fun”. Some of the highlights from the podcast include: Tony’s professional history at SW Airlines as the “Ambassador of Fun”. SW is generally recognized as one of the most fun places to work in the US. Why joy and laughter are keys to a great corporate […]