Teaching Moments: What Can We Learn About Compliance Failures From Baylor University?

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As an alumni of Baylor University, Eric has been closely following the allegations that Baylor University violated its obligations under Title IX. Six months after his first episode looking at this issue, Baylor University, unfortunately, is still in the news. What’s going on? What lessons can compliance professionals learn from Baylor University and how this compliance failure has been handled?

Regents have provided a playbook of what not to do when responding to a compliance failure. From When looking at how Baylor University has handled this situation, Eric considers three key teaching moments. First, Baylor’s problems dispel any belief that private companies or private universities can handle these issues internally and without public scrutiny. Second, he considers how Baylor’s response continued to damage Baylor’s reputation and how reputational harm damages the University overall. Third, he talks about the importance of transparency.

At the end of the episode, Eric lays out some of the steps that Baylor University’s new president, Dr. Linda Livingstone, should take to repair the reputational harm and restore confidence in the University.

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The Relationship Between Culture and Compliance & Special Interview with Laura Cordova

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What’s the difference between compliance and corporate culture? Is there a difference? How do they work together? In this episode, Eric looks at how two airlines, United and Delta, responded recently to challenges they faced and how their responses speak to their corporate cultures. Both airlines faced operational failures. The juxtaposition of their responses are excellent teaching moments and examples that compliance professionals can give to demonstrate the relationship between compliance and corporate culture.

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Hot Topics in Compliance & Ethics in Europe Part II

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As Eric returns from the Society for Corporate Compliance & Ethics European Ethics & Compliance Institute in Prague, he shares the hot topics of discussion at the conference. He discusses his three main takeaways from the conference.

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Hot Topics in Compliance & Ethics in Europe

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Just a few years ago, Europe was considered behind the United States in compliance and ethics. That is not the case today. Eric looks at three hot topics in compliance and ethics in Europe as he prepares to leave for the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics European Compliance & Ethics Institute in Prague this week.

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Risk Assessment and the Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs & Three Questions with Matt Kelly

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When we are talking about risk assessment and the Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs, there are three areas to really focus on. First, the Evaluation considers how organizations create and use their methodology for risk assessment. Second, this new guidance focuses on how the data you gather informs the choices you make in your compliance…

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The Board of Directors’ Relationship with Your Compliance Officer & the Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs & Three Questions with Jean-Marc Levy

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What does the Department of Justice Fraud Section’s new Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs say about your compliance officer’s relationship with your Board of Directors? There are three salient points that you can take away from the Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs with regard to the Board of Directors. Some of these points aren’t necessarily new concepts, but they certainly give us more guidance in terms of what the Department of Justice is looking for when considering this relationship. In this episode, Eric takes a deep dive into the Evaluation of Corporate Compliance and how it relates to your Board of Directors.

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The Checklist That’s Not A Checklist Part 3: What does the new guidance from the DOJ Fraud Section mean?

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The Department of Justice Fraud Division released the Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs in middle of February without any announcement or fanfare. Is it a checklist? It looks like a checklist, but the DOJ says it’s not a checklist or formula. Some of the information in the Evaluation you’ve heard before, but the “checklist” expands on it. If it’s not a checklist, what does it all mean? How can it help you? Eric examines each of the Sample Topics and Questions that the DOJ puts forth in this new guidance.

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The Checklist That’s Not A Checklist Part 2: What does the new guidance from DOJ Fraud Section mean?

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The Department of Justice Fraud Division released the Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs in middle of February without any announcement or fanfare. Is it a checklist? It looks like a checklist, but the DOJ says it’s not a checklist or formula. Some of the information in the Evaluation you’ve heard before, but the “checklist” expands on it. If it’s not a checklist, what does it all mean? How can it help you? Eric examines each of the Sample Topics and Questions that the DOJ puts forth in this new guidance.

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The Checklist That’s Not A Checklist Part 1: What does the new guidance from the DOJ Fraud Section mean?

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The Department of Justice Fraud Section released the Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs in middle of February without any announcement or fanfare. Is it a checklist? It looks like a checklist, but DOJ says it’s not a checklist or formula. Some of the information in the Evaluation you’ve heard before, but the “checklist” expands on it. If it’s not a checklist, what does it all mean? How can it help you?

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When and how will the organizational sentencing guidelines be amended? & Three Questions with Joe Murphy

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The Upshot this week is when you are thinking about when the organizational guidelines may be amended, take a close look at the Sentencing Commission’s priorities that come out in May or June of each year and keep an eye on who President Trump appoints to the Commission. As far as what might be amended, more talk and guidance around the concept of incentives is in order. There might be some consideration of making the fine provisions of Chapter 8 more applicable to offenses that are currently carved out.

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