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Welcome to the FCPA Blog’s 1-2-1 program

Where we match high-level compliance professionals to facilitate constructive and private discussions. Hundreds of compliance pros — mostly CCOs, global heads, VPs, etc. — have already signed up for the program.

“Incredibly fruitful”

“Super awesome”

“Suffice to say, it’s terrific.”

“Definitely a worthwhile experience.”

“It’s like a distributed conference, but only the best parts.”

How It Works

  1. Sign up here (it’s free)
  2. Once you’re approved to join the program, you’ll receive a welcome email with more information. 
  3. You will receive an email with your match’s information when the next match session is ready. Everyone receives their new matches at the same time.
  4. You can update your information, view match history, and browse the directory by logging in.

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Possible Match Combinations

Ground Rules

  1. Be respectful. Assume conversations with your match are private and intended to be focused on compliance.
  2. I will email you and your match mutual contact information directly. It’s entirely up to you to get connected, exchange emails, and hop on a video call — however, you mutually agree to proceed. I am not involved in the actual discussion — those are private to you and who you choose to include.
  3. You will receive a new 1-2-1 match every couple of months or so. Matches will be across industries and countries.
  4. In the unlikely event you are matched with someone from a competitor company, be aware of antitrust or competition law-related risks. Avoid conversations that stray toward competitive information.
  5. Let me know if someone violates the agreed-upon terms not to use this for commercial activity or personal economic gain.

Remember, it’s entirely up to you to connect in a way you mutually agree upon. My suggestion for maximum benefit would be to connect over email or LinkedIn and then set up a meeting time for a voice/video call.

– Harry Cassin

Sample Questions

  • Has your company had a major compliance breakthrough or “win” in the past year?
  • What has been the biggest change made to your company’s compliance function in the past year?
  • What are the current areas of focus for compliance at your company?
  • What do you consider to be the most significant area of concern for compliance in your company? What steps have been taken to mitigate it?
  • What kind of information does your company collect for analytics?
  • What kind of information is shown on your analytics dashboard?
  • How are you approaching building a compliance analytics reporting tool?
  • How many compliance people does your company have?
  • Does compliance at your company report to legal or internal audit? Do you know how other companies do it?
  • What does the third-party risk management workflow look like at your company?
  • Do you do country risk-ratings? If so, how?

FAQs

Why did you start FCPA Blog 1-2-1?
During the past year, I have met with and talked to many CCOs and corporate compliance pros from all over the world. They’ve consistently expressed a desire to talk to peers at other companies and share information about structure, problem-solving, analytics, dashboards, and other compliance functions constructively and privately. Many compliance folks are all working to solve the same problems independently of each other. Several have expressed an interest in being “paired” with other compliance pros to have specific discussions about compliance programs.

Is it free?
Yes. The FCPA Blog provides 1-2-1 as a free service. But anyone can support 1-2-1 through a corporate sponsorship.

Are 1-2-1 meetings with my match monitored or moderated?
No! Every 1-2-1 connection is entirely private between the two matches. If you want to include members of your team (many people do), you’re free to work out all those details directly with your match.

Will I be listed in the directory if I sign up?
Nope. All directory listings are opt-in. If you opt-in to be in the directory, you can also browse the directory. If you don’t opt-in to be in the directory, you cannot browse the directory.

I love the FCPA Blog’s 1-2-1, but I’m going through a busy season. Can I pause my participation?
Yes, log into your account and change your status to “Inactive.” When you’re ready to start participating again, change your status to “Active,” and you will be included in the following matching session.

As a reminder, this is not open to law firms, consultants, or service providers. We are looking into arranging something else for you. Stay tuned.