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

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 ...


Commodore Perry and Integrating Compliance into the Fabric of Your Company

When the compliance function isn't fully integrated into a company's DNA, there's bound to be a clash of priorities. In these cases, it's often financial objectives that take precedence. As we all know by now -- and pardon the throwback to Compliance 101 -- that simply won't do. Paper compliance programs don't cut the mustard. ...

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Channeling John Steed in Your Tone in the Middle

A strong tone at the top is essential to maintaining a culture of compliance. Equally as important, however, is tone in the middle. If your middle managers don't understand or aren't on board with a commitment to operate with integrity and in compliance, the message they project to their teams won't likely be reflective of the organization's ...


Bristol Palin, Abstinence and the Compliance Defense

Newsflash: compliance programs are only effective when they're being put into practice. Having a paper compliance program is no kind of defense... just like claiming to be abstinent while acting otherwise didn't keep Bristol Palin from her latest pregnancy. And like Ms. Palin, some will find there are consequences of SAYING you're adhering to the compliance program ...