Strategies for Getting Your Compliance Program Approved

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i-Sight Software is providing a free training webinar for compliance professionals on how to convince a company’s stakeholders to invest in a robust compliance program. The webinar, entitled Getting Stakeholder Buy-in for Your Compliance Program, and presented by compliance industry expert Tom Fox, will take place on November 14th at 2pm EST.

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Many company stakeholders don’t want to invest the time and resources necessary to ensure their company’s compliance program can stand up to the pressures of today’s business environment.

A strong compliance program has been proven to be one of the most effective ways for companies to fight corruption and to mitigate fines if misconduct does occur. “Unfortunately, many company stakeholders don’t want to invest the time and resources necessary to ensure their company’s compliance program can stand up to the pressures of today’s business environment,” says Joe Gerard, Vice President, Marketing and Sales at i-Sight. “It falls upon compliance practitioners, and sometimes general counsel, to convince the C-suite and Board of Directors of the benefits of making the necessary investments. We are so pleased to have Tom Fox onboard with us to present this webinar on such an important topic for today’s compliance professionals,” he says.

“Every compliance issue is, ultimately, a business issue,” says Fox. “I believe that compliance is another form of risk and, as such, you can measure, evaluate and then manage it. As a compliance professional, one of your key roles is to reduce the number and level of risks that your company cannot or will not tolerate. This is a major mechanism by which you can demonstrate the value of compliance within the organization and convince your company’s executive team of the importance of implementing a strong compliance program with an unquestionable commitment to ethics.”

In the webinar, Fox will cover:

  •     Benefits of having a strong compliance and ethics program
  •     What constitutes a strong compliance and ethics program (including the importance of conducting thorough investigations with strong documentation)
  •     Examples of companies that have paid the price for weak compliance programs (especially ones that bungled investigations, if you know of any)
  •     Examples of companies that have been treated more leniently because they had good compliance programs

For more information and to register, go to http://i-sight.com/compliance-program-buy-in/

About Tom Fox
Thomas Fox has practiced law in Houston for 25 years. He now assists 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. Before that he was 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.

Today, 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.

About i-Sight
Based in Ottawa, Canada, i-Sight is a leading provider of web-based investigative case management software. The privately held firm works with investigative teams to improve corporate investigations of fraud, employee misconduct, ethics & compliance, security and legal incidents. For information related to corporate investigations and compliance, visit the company blog at http://www.i-sight.com.

For further information, contact:
Joe Gerard, Vice-President, Marketing and Sales
800-465-6089 or media(at)i-sight(dot)com

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