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Thomson West Releases Conflicts of Interest in Business and the Professions: Law and Compliance


Book offers valuable guidance on navigating modern-day compliance challenges

EAGAN, Minn., 01/06/2006, Recent business scandals have caused considerable harm in the United States, not only to corporations, but to shareholders, customers, employees and communities. These scandals often stem from conflicts of interest, and addressing such conflicts properly has emerged as a critical challenge for organizations, their officers, directors and advisors. Conflicts of Interest in Business and the Professions: Law and Compliance, published by Thomson West, discusses conflicts of interest in a variety of settings and offers guidance for recognizing, analyzing and navigating conflicts. Thomson West is part of The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC).

“How to identify, detect, manage and resolve conflicts of interest is a matter of considerable importance to our society, an issue that faces virtually every organization of every type. And compliance in the area of conflicts of interest is made all the more difficult by its ‘personal’ nature,” said author Rebecca Walker.

Until now, there has been little guidance on how to address thorny issues of conflicts of interest within organizations. Conflicts of Interest fills this knowledge gap by providing a framework for analyzing conflicts in a range of contexts and discussing compliance measures utilized to cope with conflicts. The goal is to enable those who deal with conflicts of interest in the business and professional worlds to do so more effectively, according to Walker.

Walker is the founder of Walker Compliance, P.C., of Los Angeles, a law firm specializing in corporate compliance, ethics and governance. She advises clients, including Fortune 100 corporations, on the development and implementation of ethics and compliance programs to prevent and detect violations of law. Walker chairs the Practising Law Institute’s annual Corporate Compliance Institute in New York and San Francisco and is a frequent speaker on compliance issues.


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