What shapes an ethical culture? Insights from top compliance leaders
A strong corporate culture and steadfast commitment to ethical practices have the ability to drive sustainable competitive advantages, such as increased...
John Rademacher is a principal in CRA’s Forensic Services Practice, serving as a trusted advisor during times of crisis and helping organizations demonstrate their commitment to integrity by maintaining effective compliance programs and quickly uncovering truth when responding to allegations of misconduct.
He delivers value by deploying cross-functional teams of experienced professionals who get to truth more quickly than under traditional methods. He has significant experience advising corporate clients and their external counsel in matters related to ethics and compliance programs, forensic investigations, regulatory enforcement, third-party risk management, and anti-bribery and corruption. He has demonstrated experience conducting investigations in over 20 countries and has successfully built compliance programs for clients in a variety of industries. He frequently works with cross-functional teams consisting of in-house and external counsel, forensic technology, corporate intelligence, data-analytics, and deep industry expertise to deliver quality service.
He assists Boards of Directors, General Counsel, and Chief Compliance Officers in developing and sustaining effective ethics and compliance programs for large multinational corporations and high-growth companies. This has regularly included evaluating compliance program frameworks and delivery models, advising on the design and implementation of compliance program elements, developing compliance strategies, and supporting clients in reporting to regulators in response to enforcement actions. These transformations often focus on establishing governance structures that drive ethical conduct; simplifying policies and procedures; developing effective risk assessments; evolving training and communications to align with adult-learning; establishing risk-based auditing and monitoring strategies; and revamping hotline, investigations, and disciplinary mechanisms to meet regulator expectations.
John also leads global investigations on behalf of Audit Committees, General Counsels, Chief Compliance Officers, and regulators pertaining to allegations of non-compliance with laws and regulations, asset misappropriation, complex accounting issues, breaches of contract, bribery and corruption, and regulatory investigations using multi-disciplinary approaches to efficiently collect, process, and analyze pertinent information. These investigations frequently include the use of electronic discovery, technology-assisted review (TAR), data analytics, public records (OSINT), and human intelligence (HUMINT). Representative engagements have included high-profile matters and regulatory investigations that involved several hundred custodians and data analytics to analyze over 60 million documents and 650 million transactional records.