Tone At The Top: More Than Just Jargon

Law360, New York (January 24, 2013, 12:52 PM EST) -- Setting the right “tone at the top” of a company is key to the success of any compliance program. Indeed, the recently issued resource guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act says as much, noting that “compliance with the FCPA and ethical rules must start at the top.” But what is the board of directors’ role in creating the right tone, how can corporate leadership communicate its message effectively, and what is the link between setting the right tone and enforcement?

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