Ethics

At some point in my career, I realized that ethical behavior is more than mere compliance with the law. For example, reflecting back on my...

Is Your Ethics Program Alive, or Just Some Words?

It’s not surprising that the subject of workplace ethics is top of mind with the recent scandal involving Volkswagen’s altered diesel-emission-testing software in more than...

SEC Awards $14 Million to Whistleblower

​On October 1, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that it has awarded over $14 million to an unnamed whistleblower. This is the...

First SEC Whistleblower Award Paid

​The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has paid its first “bounty” to a whistleblower in its one-year-old program under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and...

Complying with the FTC’s Red Flags Rule

​The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has established a measure to combat identity theft. After several delays, enforcement of the “Red Flags Rule” began January 1,...