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Jay Rosen contributes to “Reflections from Las Vegas” Everything Compliance reports from the SCCE 2017 Compliance and Ethics Institute

In October 2017, nearly 2000 compliance professionals gathered in Las Vegas for the annual Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) Compliance and Ethics Institute. The event was a great success for all involved, it a tad bittersweet as it was the final CEI where Roy Snell is the President and CEO of the SCCE, as he is stepping down in favor of Gerry Zack on November 1. The Everything Compliance Gang – Jonathan Armstrong, Tom Fox, Matt Kelly and Jay Rosen minus Mike Volkov – was there.

In addition to our first live podcast (Episode 20-Live from SCCE), which featured Roy Snell sitting in for Mike Volkov, the Gang put together some of their thoughts on this year’s conference. This eBook is the result.

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AMI sponsors and attends HLA’s Annual Breakfast in Boston – Nov. 7th

Health Law Advocates’ Annual Benefit Breakfast is the primary source of corporate and individual gifts for HLA. Over the years, this event has enabled HLA to help 12,500+ families and individuals access health care.

 

AMI was proud to sponsor and attend this year’s event, featuring the musical political satire group Capitol Steps.

AMI’s Steve Nemmers and Tim Shannon

Vin DiCianni with Courtney A. Caruso, JD, Associate at Hogan Lovells LLP

Don Stern with Michael Segal and Catherine Dunham

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Affiliated Monitors, Inc. and RS Legal Strategy Limited Form Strategic Alliance

October 6, 2017

Affiliated Monitors, Inc., the USA’s premier independent compliance monitoring/evaluation company and RS Legal Strategy Limited, a UK Q.C. led legal one stop shop white collar crime and fraud boutique have formed a strategic alliance.

Based on the complementary experience of our US and UK teams, we know that by taking a pro-active approach to addressing a company’s ethics and compliance deficiencies comprehensively and through the efforts of an independent advisor, there is a much greater likelihood that a successful outcome and improved practices can be achieved.

By combining our collective expertise in UK enforcement actions, as well as AMI’s global ethics and compliance, we can significantly increase the likelihood of any of a corporate client securing a non-prosecution outcome, a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (“DPA”), or other beneficial outcome resulting from ongoing investigations.

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Donald Stern, Former US Attorney, Participates in New Boston Bar Association Report Addressing Criminal Justice System Reform

No Time to Wait: BBA Recommends a Comprehensive Set of Reforms for a Fair and Effective Criminal Justice System in Massachusetts

BOSTON – Donald K. Stern, Managing Director at Affiliated Monitors, Inc. and former United States Attorney in Massachusetts from 1993 to 2001 collaborated with a group of Boston Bar Association attorneys to suggest a list of reforms for the Massachusetts’ criminal justice system. A new report issued by the Boston Bar Association (BBA) Criminal Justice Reform Working Group, entitled No Time to Wait, recommends a comprehensive set of reforms to the Massachusetts’ criminal justice system. The report commends the reforms proposed earlier this year by Massachusetts leaders based on research by the Council of State Governments (CSG), but strongly urges lawmakers to enact broader reforms designed to further reduce recidivism, and make the criminal justice system fairer and more cost-efficient.

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Rodney Grandon, Affiliated Monitors, Inc.’s Managing Director, Government Services Recaps His Panel Discussion: The Times They Are a Changing: Recent Trends and Developments in Suspension & Debarment

Suspension & Debarment – One for All?

As suspension and debarment systems are considered or established around the world, it is worth considering whether there is value in having the systems “converge” in the same direction.

The United States long has had a robust federal suspension and debarment system, and has many lessons to offer other nations that are considering, or have recently instituted, systems that exclude contractors and others from public procurements. But are the lessons learned and best practices embraced by the United States appropriate for the rest of the world?

The colloquium explored potential best practices that may be worth pursuing, such as transparency to promote public confidence, procedural consistency, and outcome predictability, while at the same time recognizing that each nation must implement a system that is appropriate for its risks, circumstances, and needs.

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The Anti-Corruption Report Interviews AMI’s Eric Feldman (Part Four of Four)

In the fourth of a four part series, the Anti-Corruption Report interviewed Eric Feldman to discuss measuring effective compliance programs. You can read the excerpt below. Please note that this information is subscription protected by The Anti-Corruption Report.

Measuring Compliance: Gathering and Analyzing Data (Part Four of Four)

Knowing what data to collect about a compliance program is an obvious and necessary first step to measuring its effectiveness, but figuring out the logistics of data collection and analysis is just as important. In the first article in this four-part series we discussed how to begin generating compliance metrics. The second article laid out seven areas of compliance a company can measure and the third part discussed the challenges of measuring compliance program quality.

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The Anti-Corruption Report Interviews AMI’s Eric Feldman (Part Three of Four)

In the third of a four part series, the Anti-Corruption Report interviewed Eric Feldman to discuss measuring effective compliance programs. You can read the excerpt below. Please note that this information is subscription protected by The Anti-Corruption Report.

Read the full interview here!

Knowing what data to collect about a compliance program is an obvious and necessary first step to measuring its effectiveness, but figuring out the logistics of data collection and analysis is just as important. In the first article in this four-part series we discussed how to begin generating compliance metrics. The second article laid out seven areas of compliance a company can measure and the third part discussed the challenges of measuring compliance program quality.

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Jay Rosen Compares and Contrasts Voluntary Monitoring and ISO-37001

Everything Compliance-Episode 17, the Post Harvey Edition, Part I

The top compliance roundtable podcast is back with a wealth of new topics. In this Part I of a two-part episode, we have thoughts from Jonathan Armstrong and Jay Rosen. Next week, Mike Volkov and Matt Kelly. Stayed tuned to the end where there are some great rants in this edition.

1. Jay Rosen brings a detailed discussion of voluntary monitoring and contrasts it with the ISO 37001 standard. Jay rants on the Patriots’ loss in their season opener.

2. Jonathan Armstrong considers the UK government’s response to GDPR. Jonathan rants about idiots on social media.

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The Anti-Corruption Report Interviews AMI’s Eric Feldman (Part Two of Four)

In the second of a four part series, the Anti-Corruption Report interviewed Eric Feldman to discuss measuring effective compliance programs. You can read the excerpt below:

Measuring Compliance: Seven Areas of Compliance to Measure (Part Two of Four)

There are myriad approaches a company can take to measuring compliance. Indeed, the choices might seem overwhelming. As discussed in the first article in this multi-part series, there is value in picking just a few metrics and getting started. This second article discusses seven common elements of a compliance program that companies can measure. Future articles in the series will discuss the importance of measuring a compliance program’s quality and techniques for doing so. See “Defining, Documenting and Measuring Compliance Program Effectiveness” (Dec. 

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