Legal Compliance Programs

Posted: 7 May 2012

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Lynn S. Paine

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Lara Adamsons

Harvard Business School

Date Written: January 30, 2012


Describes the basic elements of a typical corporate compliance or ethics program, focusing on the components of an "effective" program set forth in the U.S. Organizational Sentencing Guidelines as revised in 2010. Outlines key issues in program design and implementation and provides an overview of relevant research.

Suggested Citation

Paine, Lynn S. and Adamsons, Lara, Legal Compliance Programs (January 30, 2012). Harvard Business School General Management Unit Case No. 312-111, Available at SSRN:

Lynn S. Paine (Contact Author)

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Lara Adamsons

Harvard Business School ( email )

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