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Jim spent the first 17 years of his career as a litigator trying both criminal and civil cases before becoming Crompton Corporation’s first Vice President, Business Ethics and Compliance in 2003.
Since then, Jim has served as a compliance officer at Crompton and for four other multinational corporations, as well as Corporate Compliance Director at Sutherland Global Services. Currently he serves as Chief Compliance Officer for Carestream Health.
Mr. Nortz is a frequent guest lecturer at the University of Rochester’s Simon School of Business, RIT’s Saunders School of Business, St. John Fisher College and Nazareth College.
Jim writes the monthly business ethics columns for the Association of Corporate Counsel Docket magazine and the Rochester Business Journal and is a contributing writer for Corporate Compliance Insights and The Business Journals.
Jim served on the Board of Directors for the Ethics and Compliance Officers Association (“ECOA”) for eight years. He currently serves on the Board of the Rochester Area Business Ethics Foundation and is a member of the Rochester chapter of Conscious Capitalism.
Posted by Jim Nortz - June 30, 2016
Words matter. Responding to a colleague’s request or suggestion with a “no, because…” or a “yes, but…” effectively shuts down the conversation. As an alternative, Jim Nortz proposes a method…Read More
Posted by Jim Nortz - May 6, 2016
For some reason, ethics and compliance professionals rarely participate in big picture conversations about employee pay. It’s a strange state of affairs, given how many legal and ethical risks are…Read More
Posted by Jim Nortz - February 11, 2016
On a scale of 1 to 10, what’s your organization’s risk appetite? Now, toss that number out the proverbial window. That was a trick question, since your answer should be…Read More
Posted by Jim Nortz - January 7, 2016
Despite the existence of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines (instated to allow for leniency toward corporations held criminally liable for the actions of rogue employees), for more than 20 years there…Read More
Posted by Jim Nortz - November 3, 2015
Contrary to popular opinion, there are real, measureable financial benefits to running a “nice guy” business. Jim Nortz explains what it means to be a conscious capitalist, outlines the four…Read More
Posted by Jim Nortz - September 24, 2015
Most organizations espouse ethical practices, but it's the rare few that operationalize their ethical standards, weaving them into the very fabric of the organization so that their core values are…Read More