Killingsworth Tackles Culture and Compliance
September 8, 2010
A number of rigorous behavioral science studies show that an ethical corporate culture, one which engages employees’ ethical values and activates individual self-regulation, is the most effective, measurable driver of compliant behavior. Unlike many command-and-control techniques, a strong ethical culture works “when no one is looking.” But with resources scarce these days, how can you convince C-level executives and board members to invest in the promotion of ethical culture?
Atlanta Partner Scott Killingsworth will address the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics 9th Annual Institute in Chicago on Sept. 13 on the topic of “Culture and the Science of Compliance: Behavioral Science Weighs in on Corporate Culture.”
Killingsworth will explore research findings on the effect of a positive ethical culture on compliance; examine specific cultural traits and organizational behaviors that most effectively contribute to positive results; and address how to develop these traits within an organization.
At Bryan Cave, in addition to counseling clients on corporate compliance program design and implementation, Killingsworth focuses on corporate and high-technology matters. He has represented public and private companies in fields that include manufacturing, financial services, logistics, distribution and health care. Killingsworth counsels clients on corporate governance and strategy formulation; regulatory compliance; venture capital financing; mergers and acquisitions; intellectual property licensing and protection; strategic alliances both with customers and with owners of complementary technology; government contracting, including both military and civilian procurement; domestic and international distribution systems (including export licensing and Foreign Military Financing issues); OEM and VAR relationships; and custom development and consulting contracts.
Killingsworth has published numerous articles dealing with technology law, corporate law and legal history and is a frequent lecturer on compliance, technology and intellectual property law, and legal writing.
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