Jeff Kaplan

Jeffrey M. Kaplan is a partner in the Princeton, New Jersey office of Kaplan & Walker LLP. He has specialized since the early 1990s in the practice of compliance- and ethics-related law, including assisting numerous companies in developing, implementing and reviewing C&E programs and conducting C&E risk assessments. He has also reviewed programs for many official bodies in connection with settlements of enforcement actions. He is the co-author of a C&E legal treatise, author of several e-books — including “Compliance & Ethics Risk Assessment” — and book chapters and many articles on C&E, a frequent speaker at C&E conferences, editor of the Conflict of Interest Blog and formerly an Adjunct Professor of Business Ethics at NYU’s Stern School of Business.

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Kaplan & Walker’s Jeff Kaplan discusses the Department of Justice’s recent updates to its guidelines for evaluating the effectiveness of corporate compliance programs in the context of an investigation. Editor’s note. Later this month CCI will publish the second and expanded edition of Jeff Kaplan’s popular e-book Compliance & Ethics Risk Assessment: Concepts, Methods and New Directions.  Today’s post is excerpted from...

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Scoping Out Your Program/Risk Assessment

There is no one-size-fits-all risk assessment. Assessments should be fairly different, in fact, from one organization to another, since needs and risks are necessarily quite different depending on industry, location, lines of business, etc. The need for customized assessments is even greater when businesses are using combined risk and program assessments, in fact. Read on for details.

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FAQs About Conducting Risk Assessments

Solid compliance programs are built on solid risk assessments, so the importance of a thorough risk assessment can't be underestimated. Jeff Kaplan has provided us with a wealth of information over the years in this vein, and today he's covering some of the questions he hears the most from compliance and ethics practitioners. Check in for some expert guidance.

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