Thomas Fox – FCPA Compliance and Risk Management Attorney and Consultant

Tom Fox headshot updated - CopyThomas Fox has practiced law in Houston for 25 years. He is now assisting companies with FCPA compliance, risk management and international transactions.

He was most recently the General Counsel at Drilling Controls, Inc., a worldwide oilfield manufacturing and service company. He was previously Division Counsel with Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. where he supported Halliburton’s software division and its downhole division, which included the logging, directional drilling and drill bit business units.

Tom attended undergraduate school at the University of Texas, graduate school at Michigan State University and law school at the University of Michigan.

Tom writes and speaks nationally and internationally on a wide variety of topics, ranging from FCPA compliance, indemnities and other forms of risk management for a worldwide energy practice, tax issues faced by multi-national US companies, insurance coverage issues and protection of trade secrets.

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Articles by Thomas Fox

Creating Trust to Affect Compliance Change

One of the greatest challenges corporate compliance practitioners face is securing buy-in from staff on compliance objectives, as well as their participation in meeting these goals. To do that, the compliance function can't be viewed as "The Land of No," but as a valued partner in the success and profitability of the business. So where do we ...


Highway 61 and IRS Involvement in FCPA Enforcement

If you need a reason to bolster your monitoring efforts, you may find the recent FCPA enforcement action against Vicente Eduardo Garcia to be quite instructive. One noteworthy feature of this investigation was the involvement of the IRS’s Criminal Investigation unit, the lesser-discussed of the DOJ’s two investigative bodies, called in to comb through mountains of data and ...


Farewell to Chocolate Thunder, Baylor Football and Due Diligence

Just as the football season kicks off, Baylor University is embroiled in scandal. One of the football team's prized recruits was recently convicted of sexual assault. Part of the trouble here is that the university doesn't seem to have done its homework on the athlete. When the story of his conviction broke, the finger pointing began. ...


Amazon’s Culture, the Greatest Brawl in Baseball and Compliance

Amazon has long been known for its dynamic culture, but it's becoming increasingly evident that the company's culture has a seedy underbelly. Workers are treated miserably, and programs presumably designed to improve employees' experience are being used to punish them and pit one team member against another. What does this mean for the compliance practitioner? Read on.