All posts tagged: Ethics

Center for Compliance and Ethics Summer Fellowship | Student Perspectives

This past summer, several Temple Law students completed the Center for Compliance and Ethics Summer Fellowship. They shared their experiences here: Dave Garton LAW ’23 – Lincoln Financial Group  My experience was fantastic, and I would recommend it to anyone regardless of their specific legal interests. I had opportunities to work with Lincoln Financial Group’s business units to update HIPAA compliance guidelines, with the financial advisory group on tracking and updating client compliant client disclosures, and on traditional legal memos and research questions for the litigation team. I also had opportunities across the legal department and have already benefited from references to OCI firms and have been offered contacts at firms of all sizes in the area. Lincoln’s legal department was helpful and considerate from those I worked with directly up to the Chief Counsel and other heads of departments. They all did a good job of keeping the internship engaging in a virtual environment, but I imagine it would only be better in person. Molly Herbison LAW ’22 – Otsuka I had a great experience at Otsuka. Over the …

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Ethics Awareness Month

March, which marks Ethics Awareness Month, gave us at the Center for Compliance and Ethics the opportunity to reflect on the importance of organizational ethics. Unethical behavior damages organizational reputations, lowers employee morale, and erodes public trust. Effective compliance and ethics programs built on an ethical culture and led by compliance and ethics officers are essential to the success of any organization. The role of a compliance and ethics officer today is interesting and complex, necessitating an understanding of law and regulatory expectations, the drivers of organizational culture and individual behavior, and the ability to grasp evolving business strategies.  Compliance and ethics is also a rapidly growing profession, projected to increase in the U.S. alone by 4.6 percent between 2019 and 2029. In recognition of these trends, Temple Law established the Center for Compliance and Ethics in 2015 with the goal of improving the understanding and practice of compliance and ethics across disciplines, industries, and sectors.  The Center o­ffers a comprehensive compliance and ethics curriculum, experiential learning opportunities, and summer fellowships to students and executive …