Practical Tips for Ethics and Compliance Professionals During the COVID-19 Outbreak

March 9, 2020    Articles,

We recently spent a week in various areas of the U.K. meeting with clients, compliance professionals, and influencers. When we left the U.S., most COVID-19 discussions centered around China and Italy, with no widespread public reports of the virus in the U.K. By the time we departed the U.K., however, many companies had implemented global travel bans and work from home policies; we were freely swapping hand sanitizer during our business lunches and dinners; some meeting attendees canceled due to self-quarantines or desires to avoid public transportation; and the daily news coverage centered around the topic.

For us, this experience was a stark reminder of how quickly things can change in our volatile, fast-paced, hyper-connected world. It also led us to consider the following practical ways ethics and compliance professionals can contribute to their organizations during this period of global tension and uncertainty.

Should you have any questions about the above topics, please do not hesitate to contact Angela Crawford at or Lila Acharya at

The primary concern during the COVID-19 outbreak is public health and safety. We hope that you, your families, and your colleagues remain safe and healthy during this challenging time.