mergers and acquisitions
March 25, 2015
Deal or No Deal? Take this Test Before a Merger or Acquisition

  • Linda Henman

  • When companies merge or acquire, stakeholders usually expect that the whole will be greater than the sum of its parts. Unfortunately, the facts tell a different story. A once-exceptional organization can quickly take a turn toward mediocrity, or worse....

    performance management
    March 23, 2015

  • Kevin Berchelmann

  • Necessary evil. Pain in the rear. The management penalty. Performance reviews are called many things, few of them positive. What's up...

    March 19, 2015
    SEC Seeks to Harmonize and Update Its Disclosure Regime

  • Barbara Jones

  • Employing available technology to improve the delivery and navigability of disclosure and accessible and comprehensible disclosure could be just a double-click away – it almost seems too good to be true. ...

    March 24, 2015
    Electronically Stored Information (ESI) – It’s Not Just Email Anymore

  • Joanna Belbey

  • Email is just a one piece of a more complex communications landscape. You can't ignore the electronically stored information issues that are growing along with adoption and use of various communications tools in our business. ...

    March 20, 2015
    Active Enforcement and Aggressive Investigative Tactics Continue

  • Matteson Ellis

  • The second in a series of 12 articles from LRN: Enforcement authorities hold the bar high when describing compliance expectations and are assigning special importance to areas like risk assessments, testing and internationalized compliance infrastructures. ...

    March 18, 2015
    4 Top Leadership Myths

  • Roxi Hewertson

  • Too often people find themselves leading others without the right experience or training -- and the result is a lot of damage to their people and the bottom line....

    March 17, 2015
    A Front-Line View of Compliance: Q & A with Richard Bistrong

  • Maurice Gilbert

  • Is the compliance community spending enough time looking at the dark side? Instead of defining and enforcing "normal" behavior, how about identifying the pathologies of bad behavior -- and its warning signs...”...

    March 16, 2015
    You may know the latest PCI DSS 3.0 standards, but do all your staff know?

  • Jeremy Crame

  • A major headache for retailers, payment processors and financial institutions transitioning to the new PCI DSS 3.0 standard is communicating some 100 new requirements to their work-force....

    March 13, 2015
    Is Trust an Effective Control?

  • James Bone

  • When trust is violated the damage can be far reaching. The old axiom, “it takes a lifetime to build trust and a second to ruin it” is an apt warning. Trillions of paper profits have been lost because of a loss of trust!...

    March 11, 2015
    5 Unexpected Ways Businesses Can Use Smartphones to Drive Profit

  • Kirill Storch

  • No matter the product, service or industry, mission or corporate philosophy, nearly every business is bottom line-driven. Every so often, a new technology emerges that radically changes the productivity landscape and industry’s related profitability potential in kind. ...

    whispering secret
    March 10, 2015
    Protecting the Attorney-Client Privilege in Investigations: Lessons from General Motors and Kellogg Brown & Root

  • Stuart M. Altman

  • There are lessons to be learned from recent cases to guide how companies approach the idea of commissioning outside reports and internal investigations to address potential crisis situations... ...


    March 16, 2015
    Beyond the Fines: The Risks of Violating ITAR Compliance

  • William O'Brien

  • Every day, employees share sensitive information with external parties without realizing the risks. While this level of collaboration may not seem like a serious threat, the export of technical data to the wrong person, such as someone in a foreign country or a non-US citizen, could result in serious consequences....

    March 13, 2015

  • Wendy Wysong

  • Unlike other jurisdictions, such as the U.S., which require a plaintiff to show that common issues within the class predominat...

    electric fan
    March 12, 2015
    When It hits the Fan: How to Rebound From A Business Disaster

  • K. Palmer Hartl

  • Let’s start with the notion that nobody is perfect. I know, that will drive the perfectionists up a wall, but it is true. No person, no organization, no company is perfect. This means we will all make mistakes. So why not plan for it. ...




    White Papers
    March 10, 2015
    Culture Corrupts: The Impact of Organizational Silence

  • Richard Bistrong

  • Many researchers refer to organizational culture as one of the key factors that lead to collective corruption. Richard Bistrong and Jamie-Lee Campbell discuss......

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    March 9, 2015

  • Kevin Berchelmann

  • Micro-Managers are not just egotistical jerks (ok, some are). The easiest thing in the world is to accuse known or obvious micro-managers of doing so simply to make your life difficult. Many of us feel that they do these things merely to irritate those on their staff, knowing that those same staffs are competent and trustworthy. ...

    March 6, 2015

  • Michelle Moyer

  • This executive summary kicks off the first of a 12-part series from LRN's 2015 Risk Forecast Report. Read them all right here -- CCI will bring you a new article from the report every other week. ...

    Mr. Spock
    March 5, 2015

  • Thomas Fox

  • Mr. Spock and his pursuit of logic inform today’s blog post. Every compliance practitioner is aware of the need for a risk assessment in any best practices compliance program; whether that program is based on the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), UK Bribery Act or some other compliance law or regime....

    Number 4
    March 4, 2015
    The 4 Risk Assessment Principles of the 2013 COSO Framework

  • Warren W. Stippich

  • for some companies, the new guidance — and the linkages to an existing strategic planning process it requires — can substantially change how they manage their business, create operational efficiencies and even boost profitability....

    private equity
    March 3, 2015
    10 FCPA Compliance Tips for Private Equity

  • Matteson Ellis

  • As DOJ/SEC scrutiny grows, it will be increasingly important for private equity firms to be ahead of the game with respect to portfolio compliance. Ten tips to get you on the road. ...

    March 1, 2015
    Defending Against Activist Shareholders: Four Things to Know and Do Now

  • Scott Bell

  • Shareholder activism is an unavoidable cost of doing business as a publicly traded company in America today. Here are four things that every public company should make sure it knows before an activist arrives and initiates a proxy contest or other public campaign to best position itself for a successful outcome of any activist situation....

    February 27, 2015
    New Coke and Technological Solutions as a Response to the Economic Downturn

  • Thomas Fox

  • This might be the time that you consider a technological solution to help manage your FCPA anti-corruption compliance program going forward. It may be that you can come out running a more effective program, yet ultimately spend less money because you do not have to replace employees aid off during your company’s initial response to the downturn....