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
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
SCCE Regional Conferences provide a forum to interact with local compliance professionals, share information about your compliance successes and challenges, and create educational opportunities for compliance professionals to strengthen the industry. The 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. Additionally, attendees will have ample opportunity to network with industry peers. Breakfast and lunch are also included in the conference price.register here
The ACFE is proud to announce that Eric R. Feldman, CFE, CIG, CCEP-I, and Bethmara Kessler, CFE, CISA, have been elected to the 2019-2020 ACFE Board of Regents. Fellow CFEs elected them from candidates selected by the Board’s nomination committee. Feldman and Kessler will take office at the Board’s meeting in February at ACFE headquarters in Austin, Texas.
ECI brings together ethics and compliance professionals and academics from all over the world to share techniques, research and, most of all, exciting new ideas. ECI is the leading provider of independent research about workplace integrity, ethical standards, and compliance processes and practices in public and private institutions.
For more details and a full agenda, click here: https://www.ethics.org/conferences/january-2019-fellows-meeting/
Six candidates have been selected to compete for two positions on the 2019-2020 Board of Regents: Bethmara Kessler, CFE, CISA; Ryan Duquette, CFE, CFCE; Robert E. Holtfreter, Ph.D., CFE, CICA, CBA; Maheswari Kanniah, CFE, FCIS; Ian A. Younger, CMgr; Eric R. Feldman, CFE, CIG, CCEP-I.
The board sets standards to promote professionalism and to ensure the reputation of the CFE credential. Beginning Nov. 1 and ending Dec. 31, members will be able to vote online at ACFE.com
ACFE members can vote below:Vote here
In this podcast episode, Eric Feldman and Tom Fox discuss some reflections, observations and highlights from the Converge18 conference with recently concluded in Denver. Some of the highlights include:
–The conference focused on the action piece of what compliance professionals need to accomplish.
–A key theme which literally began on the first keynote on the first day, from Patrick Quinlan, CEO of Convercent was organizational justice. Feldman believes that this is not enough discussed at compliance conferences as it serves as a foundation for credibility of senior leadership in an organization and helps drive a strong ethical culture throughout a company.
–Another interesting concept discussed by Feldman and myself was brand reputation and brand protection, another key theme at the conference.
The can’t-miss anti-fraud training event for law enforcement and government professionals.
Eric Feldman will represent Affiliated Monitors at the 2018 ACFE Law Enforcement and Government Anti-Fraud Summit on Tuesday October 25, 2018 in Washington D.C. From 12:45-1:35 p.m., Eric will moderate the Luncheon Panel Session “How Ethics and Culture in Government Affect Fraud.” The panelists for this session are Patricia J. Harned, Ph.D. (Chief Executive Officer, Ethics and Compliance Initiative), Steven Linick (Inspector General, U.S. Department of State), F. Andrew Turley (Counsel, Fluet Huber and Hoang; Former Deputy General Counsel, U.S. Air Force).
From the event website:
“This event is an important chance to join industry experts and anti-fraud professionals delivering the latest insights, techniques, and tools to address anti-fraud challenges specific to law enforcement and government agencies.
Day 1: In part 1 of this 5-part series on mergers and acquisitions, Eric Feldman and Tom Fox discuss the why’s, what’s and how’s of an independent assessment of a target. Listen below, or on the FCPA Compliance Report.
Day 2: Don Stern discuss the impact that M&A has on both the acquired entity and the acquirer. Listen below, or on the FCPA Compliance Report.
Day 3: In this 5-part series, Tom Fox, Eric Feldman, and Don Stern, and Rod Grandon explore how to go about assessing ethics and compliance in the mergers and acquisition (M&A) context. In this third episode Fox visits with Feldman about planning out a post-acquisition merger strategy. Listen below, or on the FCPA Compliance Report.
Rules aren’t always enough. Your employees need to be committed to compliance, and your company culture has everything to do with it.
Recently, Eric Feldman was invited to join Tom Fox on his podcast Innovation in Compliance, to share Feldman’s expertise on mergers and acquisitions, especially on how to mitigate risk when merging with or acquiring companies with FCPA violations.
Here are some of the key topics they discussed:After 32 years in government oversight and federal auditing, Eric decided to join Affiliated Monitors in 2011. Affiliated Monitors is an independent integrity monitoring service that helps companies reduce their risk of ethical failures by conducting comprehensive assessments of company ethics and integrity programs and measuring their impact on compliance, culture, and activities.