The Nuts and Bolts of Anti-Corruption Hotlines: An Interview with Benjamin Haley of Covington & Burling

A confidential reporting hotline is part of the “bedrock” of an effective compliance program, Benjamin Haley of Covington & Burling told the Anti-Corruption Report.  An effective hotline program can give a company the opportunity to proactively handle issues before they become endemic and can play a role in maintaining a culture of compliance.  And, hotlines can encourage internal reporting, allowing the company to investigate conduct before the government does.  In our interview, Haley outlines best practices for operating a compliance hotline and discusses common pitfalls.  See also “How to Maintain an Anti-Corruption Reporting Hotline That Complies with Data Privacy Laws” (Apr. 3, 2013).

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