June 08, 2017

New ABA comprehensive guide helps compliance officers to understand and manage risk

WASHINGTON, June 8, 2017 — Recognizing that compliance is one of the most crucial functions within today’s company, the new American Bar Association comprehensive guide, “The ABA Compliance Officer's Deskbook,” equips today’s compliance professionals to better understand the regulatory and enforcement landscapes in which they operate in a manner that is thorough and easily-digestible.

This user-friendly, practical, and real-world focused desk book is written for compliance professionals from private sector companies and organizations, nonprofits, hospitals, and all other entities whose funds and reputation might be wasted by failure to comply with the law.

The book identifies compliance pitfalls and challenges across industries, subject matters, and corporate infrastructures and recommends practical solutions for today’s most high-profile, hot-button compliance topics.  The desk book covers the waterfront of topics, including:

  • The Role of the Compliance Professional in Today’s Organization;
  • Labor Exploitation and Corporate Social Responsibility;
  • The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and U.S. Travel Act;
  • Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley Financial Regulations;
  • Healthcare;
  • Pharmaceutical, Medical, and Food Products;
  • Product Safety;
  • Environmental Regulation;
  • Government Contracts;
  • Nonprofit Entities;
  • The Corporate Whistleblower;

About the Authors

Andrew S. Boutros is the national co-chair of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s White Collar, Internal Investigations, and False Claims Team. He is an accomplished trial attorney and litigator, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act pioneer, lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School, and a former law clerk on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Boutros is also a former federal financial fraud prosecutor.

T. Markus Funk is the chair of Perkins Coie’s White Collar & Investigations Practice. Prior to joining the firm, Funk served as a federal prosecutor in Chicago, section chief with the State Department-Balkans, clerk with the federal appellate and district courts, and law professor at Oxford University and the University of Chicago. He also founded his firm’s supply chain practice and the ABA’s Global Anti-Corruption Committee.

James T. O'Reilly is a professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law and Procter & Gamble's former associate general counsel for Product Safety. O'Reilly handled large national compliance crises, planned systems for compliance, and taught about compliance issues inside his company and beyond. His work has been quoted as "expert" by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Title:                            “The Compliance Officer’s Deskbook”

Publisher:                    ABA Publishing/Section of Criminal Justice

Product Code:             5090160

ISBN:                           978-1-63425- 649-0

Size:                            7 x 10

Price:                           $79.95

Orders:                        800-285-2221 or ShopABA.org

Editor’s note: Review copies are available by sending an email to Francine Bennett at Francine.bennett@americanbar.org. If you publish a review of this book, please send tear sheets or a copy for our files to Francine Bennett, American Bar Association, 1050 Connecticut Avenue, NW, #400, Washington, D.C., 20036.

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