Joe Murphy, Chair
Principal, Joseph E. Murphy, PC
Director of Public Policy (pro bono), Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics
Co-founder, Integrity Interactive Corporation
Rayman L. Solomon, Center Faculty Sponsor
Dean, Rutgers School of Law–Camden
Donna C. Boehme
Principal, Compliance Strategists LLC
Paula J. Desio
Former Deputy General Counsel, U.S. Sentencing Commission
Retired Chief of the Legal Advice and Training Section of the FBI
Principal and Senior Consultant, Ethical Performance Associates
Senior Partner, Allenbaugh Samini Ghosheh LLP
Rayman L. Solomon, Center Faculty Sponsor
Rayman L. Solomon became Dean and Professor at the Rutgers School of Law–Camden on July 1, 1998. Prior to coming to Rutgers–Camden, Dean Solomon was Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Curriculum at Northwestern University School of Law (1989-1998).
Before that he was Associate Director and a Research Fellow at the American Bar Foundation (1980-1989). While there he was also the editor of the American Bar Foundation Research Journal (now Law & Social Inquiry). Dean Solomon graduated with a B.A. from Wesleyan University (1968) and has a J.D. (1976) and a Ph.D. (1986) in American Legal History from the University of Chicago. He served as Director of the Seventh Circuit History Project (1976-1978) and published A History of the United States Court of Appeals, 1891-1941 (Government Printing Office, 1981). Dean Solomon served as a law clerk to the Honorable George Edwards, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (1978-1979). He also was a Bigelow Fellow at the University of Chicago where he taught legal research and writing (1979-1980).
Dean Solomon's areas of research are the history of the American legal profession, the history of judicial ethics, and federal court history. He is co-editor of two books: In the Interest of Children: Advocacy, Law Reform and Public Policy and Lawyers' Ideals and Lawyers' Practices: Professionalism andThe Transformation of the American Legal Profession. In the former he contributed “Goss v. Lopez: The Principle of the Thing,” and in the latter “Five Crises or One: The Concept of Legal Professionalism, 1925-1960.” He also has published “The Politics of Appointment and the Federal Court's Role in Regulating America: U.S. Courts of Appeals Judgeships from T.R. to F.D.R.” in the American Bar Foundation Research Journal, and “The Seventh Circuit's Role in Enforcement of Prohibition: Regulating the Regulators” in Law, Alcohol, and Order: Perspectives on National Prohibition. Dean Solomon teaches American Legal History and Trusts and Estates. He sponsored the establishment of the Rutgers Center for Government Compliance and Ethics and is a member of its Advisory Board.
Joe Murphy, Advisory Board Chair
Joe has worked in the organizational compliance and ethics area for over thirty-five years and is Senior Advisor, Compliance Strategists, a New York area based consulting firm specializing exclusively in organizational compliance and ethics solutions for a wide spectrum of private, public, governmental, academic and non-profit entities. Joe was previously Senior Attorney, Corporate Compliance, at Bell Atlantic Corporation, where he was architect and lawyer for Bell Atlantic’s worldwide corporate compliance program. Joe was co-founder and vice-chairman of the board of Integrity Interactive Corporation (now part of SAI Global). He has worked on compliance and ethics matters on six continents, and assisted government agencies, NGOs and companies across a broad range of industries.
Joe has lectured and written extensively on corporate compliance and ethics issues, is on the board of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) (www.corporatecompliance.org), is Editor-in Chief of SCCE’s magazine, Compliance and Ethics Professional, and is the SCCE’s Director of Public Policy (pro bono). He has represented SCCE as a consultative partner to the OECD’s Working Group on Bribery in Paris, and testified before the US Sentencing Commission on proposed revisions to the Sentencing Guidelines compliance program standards. He currently serves as chair of the advisory board of the Rutgers Center for Government Compliance and Ethics.
Joe’s work with governments on compliance and ethics programs has included presentations to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission staff and the Australian Tax Office, assistance to a US Attorney’s office in assessing a corporate defendant’s program, training for federal prosecutors at the National Advocacy Center, and training at the SEC’s FCPA boot camp for SEC, FBI and DOJ enforcement officials. He also works on an ongoing basis with the OECD Working Group on Bribery to promote anticorruption compliance programs. Through SCCE and individually he has provided written comments and input on compliance program standards to the SEC, the US Sentencing Commission, the UK Office of Fair Trading, the UK Serious Fraud Office, Standards Australia, the drafters of the King III report in South Africa, and the Canadian Competition Bureau. He also served as a witness for the US Department of Justice during the OECD Working Group on Bribery’s Phase II review of US implementation of the OECD Convention on Bribery of Foreign Public Officials.
With his mentor, Jay Sigler, Joe wrote the first book on compliance programs, Interactive Corporate Compliance in 1988, 3 years before the Organizational Sentencing Guidelines were issued. Together with Jeff Kaplan and Win Swenson he wrote the leading legal text on compliance programs, Compliance Programs and the Corporate Sentencing Guidelines (Thomson/West). He is also the author of 501 Ideas for Your Compliance & Ethics Program (SCCE; 2008) and co-author of Building a Career in Compliance and Ethics (SCCE; 2007).
Joe has his BA from Rutgers University and his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and Managing Editor of the Law Review. He is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Joe is also an avid ballroom dancer, chief cha-cha officer of Dance Haddonfield in his hometown of Haddonfield, NJ, and founder of the Society of Dancing Compliance and Ethics Professionals.
Donna C. Boehme
Donna Boehme is an internationally recognized authority in the field of organizational compliance and ethics with 20+ years experience designing and managing compliance and ethics solutions, within the US and globally. As Principal of Compliance Strategists LLC, she has advised a wide spectrum of private, public, governmental, academic and non-profit entities. She serves on the respective boards of RAND Center of Corporate Ethics and Governance, Rutgers Center for Government Compliance & Ethics, and Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics. Donna is an Emeritus Member and past Board member of the Ethics and Compliance Officer Association and past Board member of the Association of Corporate Counsel – Europe. She was a charter member of the Conference Board Council on Corporate Compliance & Ethics, The Compliance and Ethics Leadership Council of the Corporate Executive Board and a past member of the Ethics Resource Center (Fellows Program). Donna’s extensive on-the-ground experience includes serving as the first global compliance and ethics officer for two leading multinationals. As Group Compliance and Ethics Officer for BP plc (London), she established the company’s first global compliance and ethics function in 2003, including the company’s global code of conduct, covering 100,000+ employees in over 100 countries (translated into 34 languages), a dedicated global compliance and ethics team and a groundbreaking network of 135+ senior–level business ethics leaders. At BOC Group (now part of Linde Group), she established the company’s first global compliance and ethics function and its first global code and program “Living Our Values.” Many elements of the programs designed and developed by Donna are viewed as best practice in the field and have been adopted in various forms by leading companies.
Donna is a regular columnist with Corporate Counsel, Compliance and Ethics Professional, and Corporate Compliance Insights. She has been published and quoted widely on issues in the field including in The Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, the Washington Times, Reuters, the Economist, the Financial Times, Chicago Tribune, Bloomberg, New York Law Journal, Board IQ and Compliance Week. She is a frequent speaker to business and professional groups, including as keynote speaker to Compliance Week Europe (Brussels), Ethics Practitioners Association of Canada (Ottawa), International Financial Executives Leadership Forum (Montreal) and Network for Good Business Ethics and Non-Financial Reporting (Copenhagen). She has advised departments of the Canadian government, has spoken at the House of Lords (London) on the design and implementation of global compliance programs, and has served as a member of the US delegation to the 9th annual Rand-China Reform Forum (Beijing). She has participated in working sessions of the OECD Working Group on Bribery (Paris), providing input for the OECD Good Practice Guidance on Internal Controls, Ethics, and Compliance, and has also presented to government agencies and regulators, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with the final rules for the Dodd-Frank Act whistleblower program. Donna is an invited guest lecturer at various business and law schools including New York University Stern School of Business.
A featured expert in the award-winning PBS documentary, “In Search of the Good Corporate Citizen,” Donna has been frequently interviewed by the media as an authority on organizational compliance and ethics, including by Dow Jones, Fox News, Compliance Week, Canadian Business Network, Corporate Compliance Monitor and Progressive Radio Network. She has been named to The Top 100 Thought Leaders for Trustworthy Business 2014 by Trust Across America, and Who Compliance Professionals Should Follow on Twitter in 2013 by ComplianceX.
Prior to specializing in organizational compliance and ethics, Donna was in private practice with Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson in New York. She holds a J.D. from New York University School of Law.
Paula J. Desio
Paula J. Desio is a frequent speaker and author on matters relating to business and organizational ethics. Currently, Ms. Desio is serving as a Department of Defense monitor with oversight responsibilities for the self-governance, ethics awareness, and compliance training efforts of a government contractor with multiple international locations.
She served as Deputy General Counsel to the U.S. Sentencing Commission in Washington, D.C. from 1997 to 2007, where she focused on sentencing policies relating to corporate and economic crime. With lead staff responsibility for the policy analysis leading to the 2004 amendments to the organizational sentencing guidelines for compliance and business ethics programs, Ms. Desio conducted the Commission’s multi-year outreach efforts to the business community, industry representatives, and scholars, and served as the liaison to the Commission’s Advisory Group of experts during this process. From 2007 to 2009, Ms. Desio held the Chair for Ethics Policy at the Ethics Resource Center, a Washington, DC-based non-profit organization, where she authored numerous policy papers, provided comment to federal agencies on proposed ethics rules and practices, and conducted training of executives in both the public and private sectors on ethics awareness, culture building, and legal compliance issues.
From 1986 to 1996 Ms. Desio was Of Counsel to the Washington, D.C. law firm of Crowell & Moring, where she specialized in internal investigations and the defense of businesses involved in federal criminal and agency enforcement proceedings and congressional hearings, and advised clients on compliance matters. She has been actively engaged with the Defense Industry Initiatives on Business Conduct and Integrity since its formative stages. Previously, Ms. Desio prosecuted civil fraud cases on behalf of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and also served as a public defender in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She helped to establish the Rutgers Center for Government Compliance and Ethics and is a member of its Advisory Board.
Ms. Desio is a graduate cum laude of Bucknell University, a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and holds Master’s degrees in Latin American Studies and Latin American Literature from the University of Wisconsin (Madison). She received her J.D. degree from Marquette University Law School.
With over 28 years of FBI experience as an agent-attorney, Mr. Moschella retired in 1996 from the Senior Executive Service position of Chief of the Legal Advice and Training Section of the FBI. Between 1997 and 2003 he was the Director of Corporate Compliance for Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey. He recently completed assisting the FBI in the implementation of its corporate styled compliance program – a first in the federal government. He is a graduate of Fordham College and Brooklyn Law School and a member of the Bar of the Commonwealth of Virginia. He has published several articles on compliance issues including “Federal Agency Compliance: Applying Corporate Lessons in Government Setting” in the June 2008 edition of the Compliance and Ethics Magazine and “The Wisdom of Corporate Compliance, Even in Government” as Compliance Week Guest Columnist on December 1, 2009. He helped to establish the Rutgers Center for Government Compliance and Ethics and is a member of its Advisory Board.
Mark Rowe is an Advisory Services leader at LRN Corporation, which helps companies build more sustainable systems of governance, culture and leadership to inspire principled performance. In this role, Mark advises and supports client partner organizations across a spectrum of governance, culture and leadership challenges and initiatives. These range from evaluating and enhancing the effectiveness of companies’ Ethics & Compliance (E&C) management and oversight systems, to developing values-based strategies that have meaningful impact in elevating behaviors, to advising on large-scale culture assessment and transformation efforts across global enterprises. He also contributes regularly to the advancement of LRN’s thought leadership in the various areas of his work.
Mark has considerable experience in helping organizations understand, measure and improve the drivers of effectiveness of their E&C efforts, focused on design, implementation and outcomes.
Irrespective of scale, scope or geography, Mark brings to each engagement a systemic, values-based perspective as well as strategic, actionable insights based on a blend of experience and rigorous discovery work.
Mark began his career 25 years ago, as a commercial litigation lawyer in London. After 10 years’ practice he was inspired to combine his legal background with a growing interest in sustainable business; his goal was to help companies be more principled and proactive in addressing their legal and ethical responsibilities in order to create shared, sustainable value.
Prior to joining LRN, Mark established and led the E&C advisory services practice at SAI Global (ASX: SAI). Previous roles include serving as managing partner of Hoffman Rowe, a consulting firm in which Mark collaborated with world-renowned business ethics pioneer Dr. W. Michael Hoffman, and he also managed research, outreach and executive education programs for the Center for Business Ethics at Bentley University in Massachusetts.
Having helped to establish the Rutgers Center for Government Compliance and Ethics in Camden, New Jersey in 2010, Mark serves on its Advisory Board. The Center seeks to advance the application of effective E&C program principles as an element of public governance at the federal, state, and local levels in the United States and worldwide through a variety of activities including research, education, networking, and thought leadership.
Mark has published numerous articles in leading academic and practitioner journals, and authored entries in two business ethics encyclopedias. He has provided business ethics commentary and analysis for broadcast and online media, including CNN, CNBC, and NECN. He has appeared on National Public Radio’s “Marketplace” and “The Connection” programs.
He holds a Law degree from the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom, attended the College of Law, Chester, and was admitted to practice as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 1990. Mark gained a graduate certificate in Business Ethics from Bentley University.
John Steeris a Senior Partner with Allenbaugh Samini Ghosheh LLP. Before joining the firm in January 2008, he served as a member and Vice Chair of the United States Sentencing Commission from November 1999 to December 2007. Prior to these appointments by Presidents Clinton and Bush, he was the Commission’s General Counsel for more than 12 years.
Mr. Steer is a recognized authority on the federal sentencing guidelines, including the principles of the guidelines that describe effective risk assessment and compliance programs for business organizations. These standards have become an international model for developing programs that help businesses establish an ethical culture and meet applicable legal and regulatory requirements. Mr. Steer led the efforts to strengthen these compliance features in 2004 and frequently lectures on these subjects.
Previously, Mr. Steer had a long career with the United States Senate, including service as Legislative Director for U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond and counsel for the Senate Judiciary Committee from 1979-1985 and as Administrative Assistant to Senator Thurmond from 1985-1986.
Mr. Steer has presented testimony on sentencing issues at several House and Senate Committee hearings, and given sentencing presentations at international conferences in Brazil and Russia (including testimony before the Russian Duma). He has also authored a number of law review and journal articles on a variety of topics related to sentencing and compliance. Mr. Steer helped to establish the Rutgers Center for Government Compliance and Ethics and is a member of its Advisory Board.