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 ...


When a Regulator Calls: The Use of Information Obtained From Compulsory Examinations – Lessons From the Australian Experience

Regulators can and do compel witnesses to provide information in the course of an investigation. And at times, regulatory agencies have used that evidence, obtained compulsatorily, to prosecute the very witnesses that coughed it up. Have these witnesses' right to silence have been violated? If a regulator calls, you'll want to know your rights!

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Amarin Pharma Decision Reiterates Importance of Disclosures in Off-Label Promotion

In a follow-up to June's pieces on the Amarin complaint, Brian Dahl responds to the FDA's disregard for the decision in United States v. Caronia, in which the Second Court ruled that the FDA must limit its restrictions on truthful, non-misleading off-label promotion. The implications of truthful speech are better informed treatment options. Or isn't that what ...


U.S. Supreme Court Sides With EEOC in Abercrombie Headscarf Case

In June the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a ruling in the EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch stores case. The EEOC argued on behalf of an applicant who was denied a position on the grounds that her headscarf would violate the company's no headgear policy. Employers, take note: when company policy and religious accommodation needs meet, the ...

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The Saintliness of Burly Sinners

Among leaders, which is preferable: a navel-gazing saint, or a decisive sinner? It's obvious which of the two can be counted on to make things happen. However, a leader’s being able to make the tough calls doesn’t mean she’ll always make the right calls. One mark of excellent leadership is always pursuing excellence without being beholden ...


Has the Panda Finally Come in From the Cold?

China has long taken an isolated approach to battling corruption. But things appear to be changing. The PRC is becoming an active participant in international law enforcement, striking deals with various nations with regard to extradition, police cooperation and criminal and judicial assistance. So is China merely protecting its own interests, or is there something bigger ...


Profitability Crisis: Flagging Consumer Confidence a Key Factor in Revenue Loss

Without credibility, sales performance suffers greatly. Since profitability is sort of central to a company's success, establishing and keeping consumer trust ought to be top of mind for every organization. There are a number of ways to cultivate credibility; chief among them -- and this is a non-negotiable -- open engagement with prospective and existing customers.


Create a Powerhouse

In striving to position your organization as an innovator, a market leader, you've identified several changes that need to be made. But does your company culture lend itself easily to change? Will your leaders allow transformation to take place? Are you willing to take on the risk of abandoning the status quo? To create a ...

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Compliance and the Board: 3 Expert Opinions

As regulatory oversight increases, so does the importance of managing compliance risk. Given its purpose and charge of protecting the company, the Board can't afford to sit idly and leave the task of managing compliance risk entirely to others. No, the Board ought to be taking an active role here. Today, three experts weigh in on ...

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