Masters of Disaster

Stories of Risk, Ethics & Compliance. Host Leona Lewis interviews people about leadership, managing risk, ethics and compliance strategies for businesses, government, academia or society.
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Oct 26, 2015

Jay Rosen works for Merrill Brink International and assists global companies with foreign language based investigations of potential Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) exposure, patent and IP litigation and import/export compliance and cross-border matters. 

Jay has the experience to guide clients through both the best practices and pitfalls of translation solutions.  He helps businesses and representative counsels understand how and when to save on translation costs while minimizing business risk, essentially helping them navigate the appropriate ways to take advantage of cost-effective resources while ensuring the highest quality certified translations when necessary. 


Jay Rosen Linkedin Page

(310) 729-6746

twitter @FCPA_Translate

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Merrill Brink International

Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics

Leona Lewis, Host of Masters of Disaster

Oct 19, 2015

Your legal department did an internal investigation of suspected executive wrongdoing, and the results show there is no problem. Isn’t that enough to protect us?  Maybe not.  If the internal legal department conducted the investigation, government prosecutors might view with suspicion its results.

David Schultz knows what makes an internal investigation credible in the eyes of prosecutors.  David is a former white-collar crime prosecutor as Minnesota Assistant Attorney General in addition to being a partner in the law firm of Mason LLP.  David also specializes in conducting government and internal investigations for corporations and public institutions. He has conducted investigations of state and federal regulatory compliance, Medicare/Medicaid billing practices and fraud, FDA civil and criminal, regulatory violations, NIH grants, academic fraud, financial fraud, and sexual misconduct.

I hope you enjoy the interview! - Leona


David Schultz

Maslon LLP

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3300 Wells Fargo Center, 90 South Seventh Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402


Leona Lewis

Oct 12, 2015

Its difficult for businesses to understand the value of proactive investments in compliance until they have an investigation. Implementation of the general principles of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines is a challenge, but it is where the value of a compliance program lies.

White collar crime and environmental attorney, Peter Anderson, describes the evolution of working with the government in investigations. The government has broad discretion in investigations, and the law favors the government in regulatory cases. Peter explains the “old school” reactive adversarial approach compared with a “new school” proactive strategy.

Peter Anderson specializes in white collar crime and environmental litigation.  Peter is a principal at the law firm of Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. in Washington D.C.

Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.

Peter Anderson’s Contact Information:

(T) 202-789-6014
(C) 704-756-8800

Oct 7, 2015

Jonathan Armstrong is a UK attorney with Cordery Compliance, concentrating on privacy, technology and anti-corruption.  His practice includes advising multinational companies on matters involving risk, compliance and technology across Europe. 

This interview with Jonathan was recorded in person at the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE)  Compliance & Ethics Institute 2015, one day after the European Court ruled that the EU data privacy “Safe Harbor” was invalid in the Schrems case.  I am excited to bring you this interview with Jonathan as he was working round-the-clock updates to clients and the public on the impact of the Schrems case.  He also needed to re-write an excellent presentation on data privacy law that he gave at the conference early in the morning.  The law continues to develop.



Jonathan Armstrong

Oct 5, 2015

Influence is the foundation of a successful compliance and ethics team.  Sharí Alexander is an Influence Coach helping people use the dark arts of con-artists, spies, interrogators and hostage negotiators for positive change in business and life. Ethics and compliance professionals continually strive to achieve influence in their companies, and influence requires a strategy.  That is why I am so excited to have Sharí on the podcast.  I hope you find what she has to say interesting and inspiring.  Let me know what you think by sending me an e-mail



Sharí Alexander

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Leona Lewis, JD, Founder of ComplyEthic Consulting LLC