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

Georgia On My Mind – How Does Compliance Enhance Shareholder Value?

What does the compliance function do to increase shareholder value? It's a question you've no doubt heard before, in some form or another. Tom Fox argues that no company with strong internal controls is run more poorly because of them. No -- in fact, stakeholders are necessarily better off when the company is kept on the ...

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Social Media Week Part II – Sharing in the Compliance Function

According to social strategist and author Bryan Kramer, there are five types of people who share content on social media. Each type can be of value to an organization as it integrates social media into its compliance program. Considering the merits of each type of "sharer" can also be helpful in determining which employees can best help elevate ...

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Social Media Week Part I – Using Social Media In Your Compliance Program

There is a place for social media in your compliance program. Using sites such as Facebook and Twitter to broadcast your company's commitment to compliance can be effective, but apps specific to FCPA and anti-bribery/anti-corruption compliance are also worth exploring. Tom Fox opens the discussion about how to integrate social media into your compliance program.


The Third Man and the Authority of Chief Compliance Officers

Whatever your company's stance on to whom the Corporate Compliance Officer should report, what's not in question is that the CCO must be able to act from a place of authority. Strip the CCO of his power and influence, and your compliance program is bound to fail. Tom Fox walks us through five key indicators that a ...