Tagged: board oversight of compliance

The Fundamental Foundation – Board Oversight of Corporate Ethics and Compliance Programs

Jonathan Marks, Partner, Baker Tilly, joins us for a posting on the importance of corporate board oversight of ethics and compliance programs.  Jonathan’s profile is here and his email contact is jonathan.marks@bakertilly.com. Under the U.S. Federal Sentencing Guidelines, in order to receive credit for having an effective compliance program, and thereby reduce the fines imposed on the organization, a Board of Directors must be “knowledgeable...

Airbus Systemic Bribery and Export Violations: Understanding How a Company’s Compliance Program and Culture Failed (Part IV of IV)

When reviewing a major enforcement case, I always ask two basic questions: What was the role of Board and senior management in the failure, and how did they fail to exercise proper oversight and ensure compliance? What was the company’s culture and what steps did the Board and senior management take to implement and monitor an effective ethical culture? After reading the Airbus’ factual proffer,...