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Eric Feldman comments on the Yates Memo in National Defense Mag

By 09/02/2016 October 4th, 2018 Media, Press

Eric Feldman,
National Defense Magazine alerted readers: “Ethics Violators May Soon Do Perp Walks”, in response to an article contributed by Eric Feldman, Senior VP and Managing Director, Corporate Ethics and Compliance Programs for Affiliated Monitors, Inc..  In the article, Eric addresses the implications of the Yates Memo (issued by the DOJ in Sep 2015 with steps to strengthen the pursuit of individual corporate wrongdoing) and the challenges that arise for corporate ethics and compliance officers.

“For several decades, the compliance profession has lamented the absence of significant, sustained and meaningful white collar prosecutions of individual executives to serve as a necessary deterrent and strike a dagger through the heart of corporate fraud.  The efforts of corporate ethics and compliance officers to create and sustain a strong ethical culture have been hampered, to some extent, by the absence of any real threat that those responsible for corporate wrongdoing will end up doing the “perp walk” …  Read Full Article Here