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Eric Feldman featured on the SCCE Compliance Perspectives Podcast — the Benczkowski Memo & Corporate Monitors

By | AMI News, Eric Feldman, Media
via Adam Turteltaub at SCCE

In October 2018 Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski of the US Department of Justice issued a memo entitled “Selection of Monitors in Criminal Division Matters.”  Some took the memo to herald the end of corporate monitorships.

Not so, says Eric Feldman of Affiliated Monitors.  In this podcast he explains that, instead, the memo was designed to improve both the selection of monitors and the process for determining whether having a monitor is appropriate.

Over the years it had become the default to have a monitor when a Deferred Prosecution Agreement was put in place.  Now a cost/benefit analysis will be conducted before going down this often long road.  The DOJ will be examining factors such as who was involved in the wrongdoing and what progress the company has made on its own to strengthen its compliance efforts.

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Eric Feldman will present at the 30th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference in Austin — June 23–28

By | AMI News, Eric Feldman, Events

The ACFE is the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. Together with more than 85,000 members, the ACFE is reducing business fraud worldwide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession.

This 30th annual conference will include 100+ educational sessions, empowering attendees to learn new ways fraud is being committed and tactics to prevent, detect and deter it — offering up to 40 CPE credits along the way.

Eric Feldman will be presenting twice throughout the week:

Practical Issues in Ethics and Compliance: How to Evaluate Your Own Compliance Program Using the U.S. DOJ Guidance (Pre-conference)
Sunday, June 23 | 1:00-5:00 PM

Lessons Learned in Uncovering Performance Incentives That Can Lead to Corporate Fraud
Tuesday, June 25 | 1:50–3:05 PM

 

Follow the link below for a detailed agenda as well as registration and hotel information.

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Eric Feldman will be speaking at ECI’s IMPACT 2019 Conference in Dallas, TX — April 30–May 2

By | AMI News, Eric Feldman, Events

Eric Feldman will be on a panel of experts for a session titled:

IDENTIFYING AND MITIGATING E&C RISKS

Jeremy Wilson, Conduct Risk Leader Ethics Advocacy and Anti-bribery and Corruption Governance Leader, Wells Fargo & Company

Panel:
Eric Feldman, Senior VP and Managing Director, Affiliated Monitors
Patrick Gnazzo, Principal, Better Business Practices, LLC
Robert Meunier, Independent Debarment & Suspension Consultant

An important characteristic of a High Quality Program (“HQP’) is sharing responsibility for risk identification and mitigation across the organization. Ethics & Compliance is a key component of this effort.  What should that look like?  Hear from a panel of experts with a unique perspective – independent monitors who have worked with organizations to review/refine their risk assessment processes in the wake of compliance failures.

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Eric Feldman to Discuss Culture at SCCE Scottsdale Regional Compliance and Ethics Conference – April 12

By | AMI News, Eric Feldman, Events

Eric Feldman will be presenting at this year’s Regional Compliance & Ethics conference in Scottsdale, AZ in a session titled “It’s all about the Culture: Lessons Learned from the Case Files of an Independent Monitor”.

His remarks will:

Explore the importance of corporate ethical culture to employee behavior and the overall effectiveness of your Compliance and Ethics Program Identify the warning signs of a weak ethical culture and ways to strengthen it Learn the most effective ways of measuring corporate culture through case studies of companies monitored under government settlement agreements.

SCCE Regional Compliance & Ethics Conference offers convenient opportunities for compliance and ethics training, updates on the latest news in regulatory requirements and enforcement, and strategies to develop effective compliance programs.

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Eric Feldman will be exhibiting in Berlin, March 10–13 at the SCCE 7th Annual European Compliance & Ethics Institute (ECEI)

By | Eric Feldman, Events

SCCE’s European Compliance & Ethics Institute provides an invaluable opportunity to learn the latest practices for effectively addressing the wide range of challenges facing the European compliance & ethics community. Learn directly from experienced compliance and ethics professionals through both formal presentations and informal networking events. Help improve your compliance & ethics program and develop your expertise in this growing and evolving profession.

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FCPA Compliance & Ethics Podcast on the Benczkowski Memo — Full 5-Part Series

By | AMI News, Eric Feldman, Media, Press, Vin DiCianni

Day 1: In part 1 of this 5-part series on mergers and acquisitions, Eric Feldman and Tom Fox introduce the Benczkowski Memo and new DOJ announcements over the past year and what they mean for the compliance practitioner. Listen below, or on the FCPA Compliance Report

Day 2: Vin DiCianni joins Fox to consider how companies can use this information internally to bolster their compliance programs. Listen below, or on the FCPA website.

Day 3: In the previous episode in a podcast series on the DOJ’s Benczkowski Memo, Tom Fox and Vin DiCianni considered how companies can use this information externally to bolster their compliance programs. In this third episode, they consider this same issue from the external perspective.

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FCPA Compliance & Ethics Blog Series on the Benczkowski Memo

By | Eric Feldman, Media, Press, Vin DiCianni

In conjunction with the 5-part podcast series that Tom Fox hosted in January with Eric Feldman and Vin DiCianni on the DOJ announcements over the past year, Feldman joined Fox for a blog post to consider what strategies companies can use based upon these guidelines. The podcast series will explore how the Benczkowski Memo (the “Memo”) and other DOJ guidance into compliance programs can be used by compliance professionals to create more robust compliance programs. Feldman believes the Memo can be used as both a sword and shield in furtherance of more effective compliance programs.

Read part 1 HERE

In this second blog post, DiCianni emphasizes that the DOJ now mandates companies which come before them have an effective compliance program. Companies must demonstrate they had an effective compliance program, not a paper compliance program.

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FCPA Compliance & Ethics Podcast featuring Eric Feldman — 5-Part Series on the Benczkowski Memo: Ep. 4

By | Archive, Eric Feldman

In this 5-part series, Tom Fox brings on Eric Feldman and Vin DiCianni to discuss DOJ announcements over the past year and back to the FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy announced in November 2017 to consider what strategies companies can use based upon these documents. In episode 4, Fox and Feldman chat about how the new DOJ Guidance from 2018 on FCPA compliance can be used as both a sword and a shield. Listen below, on iTunes, or on the FCPA website

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FCPA Compliance & Ethics Podcast featuring Eric Feldman — 5-Part Series on the Benczkowski Memo: Ep. 1

By | Archive, Eric Feldman

This week, in a podcast series sponsored by Affiliated Monitors, Inc. Tom Fox visits with Vincent DiCianni and Eric Feldman. They look at the DOJ announcements over the past year and back to the FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy, announced in November 2017, to consider what strategies companies can use based upon these documents. Over the next five podcasts they will explore what companies can do both internally and externally to incorporate the Benczkowski Memo and other DOJ guidance into their organizations. In Episode 1, they introduce the Memo and new DOJ announcements over the past year and what they mean for the compliance practitioner. Listen below, or on the FCPA Compliance Report

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FCPA Compliance & Ethics Blog featuring Eric Feldman: Compliance strategies based on guidance from the DOJ in 2018

By | Archive, Eric Feldman

In conjunction with the 5-part podcast series that Tom Fox is hosting with Eric Feldman and Vin DiCianni on the DOJ announcements over the past year, Feldman joined Fox for a blog post to consider what strategies companies can use based upon these guidelines. The podcast series will explore how the Benczkowski Memo (the “Memo”) and other DOJ guidance into compliance programs can be used by compliance professionals to create more robust compliance programs. Feldman believes the Memo can be used as both a sword and shield in furtherance of more effective compliance programs.

Read the rest of this blog post on the FCPA Compliance Report

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