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Director Essentials: Strengthening Compliance and Ethics Oversight offers fundamental guidance on complying with the myriad laws regulating corporate governance. This publication covers legislation ranging from the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1997 to the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2008. This Directors Essentials contains a tool to support directors in their conversations with management, general counsel, and compliance officer, among others. 

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