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

Caldwell Lays it Out – DOJ Metrics for a Compliance Program

The DOJ has recently hired compliance counsel who will help the department determine which companies and individuals to prosecute, distinguishing between entities that are serious about compliance from those whose commitment exists only on paper. Assistant AG Caldwell has since remarked on the expectations of companies’ compliance programs. Take note!


What’s Your Compliance Plan?

Chief Compliance Officers need to be both leaders and managers. Long-term planning must be in the CCO’s wheelhouse, but a CCO is at his most effective when he’s an inspirational leader who’s also able to effectively manage the compliance process. Where do you stand? Do your staff look to your leadership and echo back what they ...


How’s Visibility in the C-Suite?

For a CCO or compliance practitioner to do his job well, he’s got to have a clear picture of the risks at hand. This is especially critical when it comes to third party transactions. Armed with all the pertinent information at once, he can much more easily spot corruption risks, unusual payments, control violations and other red ...


Why Compliance Should Widen Its Circle

A wider network is valuable to compliance practitioners for a number of reasons. Broadening one's exposure to alternate viewpoints can be critical in improving the collective intelligence of your leaders. Preventing compliance from being viewed as "the land of no" necessarily means remaining open to different ideas. Compliance leaders, check your ego at the door.