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Who's the Boss (of Compliance)?


Speaker(s): Donna C. Boehme, Joseph E. Murphy
Recorded on: Oct. 20, 2014
PLI Program #: 61098

Joe Murphy, Senior Consulting Advisor to Compliance Strategists, has worked in the organizational compliance and ethics area for over thirty-five years. Joe was previously Senior Attorney, Corporate Compliance, at Bell Atlantic Corporation, where he was architect and lawyer for Bell Atlantic's worldwide corporate compliance program. Joe was co-founder and vice-chairman of the board of Integrity Interactive Corporation (now part of SAI Global).  He has worked on compliance and ethics matters on six continents, and assisted government agencies, NGOs and companies across a broad range of industries. 

Joe has lectured and written extensively on corporate compliance and ethics issues, is on the board of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE)(www.corporatecompliance.org ), is Editor-in Chief of SCCE’s magazine, Compliance and Ethics Professional, and is the SCCE’s Director of Public Policy (pro bono). He has represented SCCE as a consultative partner to the OECD’s Working Group on Bribery in Paris, and testified before the US Sentencing Commission on proposed revisions to the Sentencing Guidelines compliance program standards. He currently serves as chair of the advisory board of the Rutgers Center for Government Compliance and Ethics.

Joe’s work with governments on compliance and ethics programs has included presentations to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission staff and the Australian Tax Office, consulting for the Canadian Competition Bureau, assistance to a US Attorney’s office in assessing a corporate defendant’s program, training for federal prosecutors at the National Advocacy Center, and training at the SEC’s FCPA boot camp for SEC, FBI and DOJ enforcement officials. He also works on an ongoing basis with the OECD Working Group on Bribery to promote anticorruption compliance programs.  Through SCCE and individually he has provided written comments and input on compliance program standards to the SEC, the US Sentencing Commission, the UK Office of Fair Trading, the UK Serious Fraud Office, Standards Australia, the drafters of the King III report in South Africa, and the Canadian Competition Bureau. He also served as a witness for the US Department of Justice during the OECD Working Group on Bribery’s Phase II review of US implementation of the OECD Convention on Bribery of Foreign Public Officials.

With his mentor, Jay Sigler, Joe wrote the first book on compliance programs, Interactive Corporate Compliance in 1988, 3 years before the Organizational Sentencing Guidelines were issued.  Together with Jeff Kaplan and Win Swenson he wrote the leading legal text on compliance programs, Compliance Programs and the Corporate Sentencing Guidelines (Thomson/West). He is also the author of 501 Ideas for Your Compliance & Ethics Program (SCCE; 2008) and co-author of Building a Career in Compliance and Ethics (SCCE; 2007). Joe was named one of The National Law Journal’s Governance, Risk and Compliance Trailblazers and Pioneers 2014.

Joe has his BA from Rutgers University and his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and Managing Editor of the Law Review. He is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Joe is also an avid ballroom dancer, chief cha-cha officer of Dance Haddonfield in his home town of Haddonfield, NJ, and founder of the Society of Dancing Compliance and Ethics Professionals.


Donna C. Boehme

Donna Boehme is an internationally recognized authority in the field of organizational compliance and ethics with 20+ years experience designing and managing compliance and ethics solutions, within the US and globally. As Principal of Compliance Strategists LLC, she has advised a wide spectrum of private, public, governmental, academic and non-profit entities. She serves on the respective boards of RAND Center of Corporate Ethics and Governance, Rutgers Center for Government Compliance & Ethics, and Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics. Donna is an Emeritus Member and past Board member of the Ethics and Compliance Officer Association and past Board member of the Association of Corporate Counsel – Europe. She was a charter member of the Conference Board Council on Corporate Compliance & Ethics, The Compliance and Ethics Leadership Council of the Corporate Executive Board and a past member of the Ethics Resource Center Fellows Program). Donna’s extensive on-the-ground experience includes serving as the first global compliance and ethics officer for two leading multinationals. As Group Compliance and Ethics Officer for BP plc (London), she established the company’s first global compliance and ethics function in 2003, including the company’s global code of conduct, covering 100,000+ employees in over 100 countries (translated into 34 languages), a dedicated global compliance and ethics team and a groundbreaking network of 135+ senior–level business ethics leaders. At BOC Group (now part of Linde Group), she established the company’s first global compliance and ethics function and its first global code and program “Living Our Values.” Many elements of the programs designed and developed by Donna are viewed as best practice in the field and have been adopted in various forms by leading companies.

Donna is a regular columnist with Corporate Counsel, Compliance and Ethics Professional, and Corporate Compliance Insights. She has been published and quoted widely on issues in the field including in The Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, the Washington Times, Reuters, the Economist, the Financial Times, Chicago Tribune, Bloomberg, New York Law Journal, Board IQ and Compliance Week. She is a frequent speaker to business and professional groups, including as keynote speaker to Compliance Week Europe (Brussels), Ethics Practitioners Association of Canada (Ottawa), International Financial Executives Leadership Forum (Montreal) and Network for Good Business Ethics and Non-Financial Reporting (Copenhagen). She has advised departments of the Canadian government, has spoken at the House of Lords (London) on the design and implementation of global compliance programs, and has served as a member of the US delegation to the 9th annual Rand-China Reform Forum (Beijing). She has participated in working sessions of the OECD Working Group on Bribery (Paris), providing input for the OECD Good Practice Guidance on Internal Controls, Ethics, and Compliance, and has also presented to government agencies and regulators, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with the final rules for the Dodd-Frank Act whistleblower program. Donna is an invited guest lecturer at various business and law schools including New York University Stern School of Business.

A featured expert in the award-winning PBS documentary, “In Search of the Good Corporate Citizen,” Donna has been frequently interviewed by the media as an authority on organizational compliance and ethics, including by Dow Jones, Fox News, Compliance Week, Canadian Business Network, Corporate Compliance Monitor and Progressive Radio Network. She has been named to The Top 100 Thought Leaders for Trustworthy Business 2014 by Trust Across America, and Who Compliance Professionals Should Follow on Twitter in 2013 by ComplianceX.

Prior to specializing in organizational compliance and ethics, Donna was in private practice with Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson in New York. She holds a J.D. from New York University School of Law.