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Delaware Court Increases Scrutiny of Corporate Board Oversight and Monitoring of Compliance Programs

By Michael Volkov Principal, The Volkov Law Group On October 1, 2019, in In re Clovis Oncology, Inc. Derivative Litigation (here), a Delaware Chancery Court denied a motion...

Have You Tested Your Compliance Hotline Lately?

Margaret C. Scavotto, JD, CHC President, Management Performance Associates The Kansas Medicaid fraud and abuse complaint email inbox went unchecked for 17 months. According to a report issued...

Three Tiny Actions that Will Invigorate Your Conference Experience

By Kristy Grant-Hart KristyGH@Sparkcompliance.com It’s the most exciting time of the compliance year – Conference Season!  Whoo Hoo!  In the Northern hemisphere, summer has ended, and...

The Current State of the Compliance and Internal Audit Partnership

By Michael Volkov Principal, The Volkov Law Group Compliance officers and internal auditors are natural partners and allies in the compliance governance landscape.  As the compliance...

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Private Foundations Also Need Compliance and Ethics Programs

By David D. Dodge david@sprtsoc.com According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics, there are more than 1.5 million nonprofit organizations registered in the U.S.  This...

What Has Compliance Done for You Lately?

Margaret C. Scavotto, JD, CHC President, Management Performance Associates At the risk of getting some Billboard top ten 1980’s Janet Jackson lyrics stuck in your head for the...

Five Common Weaknesses in OFAC Sanctions Compliance Programs

By Michael Volkov CEO, The Volkov Law Group As companies elevate their “game” in sanctions compliance, it is important that compliance officers critically examine the strengths...

5 Critical Questions to Ask About Your Third-Party Risk Management

  By Kristy Grant-Hart KristyGH@Sparkcompliance.com When was the last time you thought through your third-party management and due diligence process?  Perhaps you inherited a system that was...

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Make HIPAA Stick! Privacy Officers, Set the Table for Everyday Vigilance

By Diane Evans Publisher, MyHIPAA Guide A few years ago, I approached a compliance officer at a hospital to get his take on what seemed a...

There’s no HIPAA for cats, by the way

Margaret C. Scavotto, JD, CHC President, Management Performance Associates Last week, my husband and our five-year-old daughter took our dog to the vet for a check-up....

I’ll Have a Brown Sugar Rosemary Latte and a HIPAA Breach, Please

Margaret C. Scavotto, JD, CHC President, Management Performance Associates The other day I stopped by my favorite local coffee shop for an afternoon pick-me-up. I ordered...

No Data Flow Analysis? No Risk Assessment

By Diane Evans Publisher, MyHIPAA Guide Here is a simple truth about assessing risks under the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA):   Start by knowing...

Private Foundations Also Need Compliance and Ethics Programs

By David D. Dodge david@sprtsoc.com According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics, there are more than 1.5 million nonprofit organizations registered in the U.S.  This...

Ethical Leadership Doesn’t Happen Overnight ….. Or Does It?

By Lisa A. Gross, Ethics Analysis Senior Manager, Lockheed Martin Darren Hill, Director, Ethics Business Conduct, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Session P2:  Ethical Leadership Doesn’t Happen Overnight, or...

Corporate Compliance Best Practices 2019

By Caryl Anne Crowne Content Writer & Media Specialist, Applya Focusing on best practices for corporate compliance has become essential in business, as public pressure has...

How Organizations Can Rebuild Trust From The Bottom Up

By Deborah C. Michalowski, CPA Process & Systems Finance Business Specialist at Intel Corporation Chair of IMA’s Committee on Ethics Trust in institutions and organizations is steadily declining. The...