A Case of the Mondays
Everyone Thinks They're Ethical (w/ Cynthia Patton)
Jul 15, 2019 · 1 hr
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Do you think you're an ethical person? Ever knowingly run a red light? Ever walked off with office supplies that weren't yours? Ever say or do something that maybe isn't technically illegal, but wasn't exactly the right thing to do? Ever wonder why?

Today, Chris sits down with Cynthia Patton, SVP and Chief Compliance Officer for Amgen to talk about ethics in business and the role of compliance departments in helping people navigate the grey areas of business. They discuss ethical shading, situational ethics, what compliance departments do, and how to accept the fact that we're all only human.

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Cynthia M. Patton serves as senior vice president and chief compliance officer, responsible for Amgen’s worldwide privacy and compliance and business ethics organizations.

Cynthia serves as Chair of the Amgen Foundation and previously served as a board member of Watts Healthcare Corporation, the Eisner Pediatric and Family Medical Center and Westside Neighborhood School. She is a board member of the Martin Luther King Community Hospital and the Los Angeles Music Center and also serves as a member of the board of trustees for Wildwood School. Patton received her juris doctor from George Washington University and her bachelor’s degree from Vassar College.

She was recently awarded the 2019 Carol R. Marshall Award for Innovation in Corporate Ethics, and she was further recently named to Black Enterprise's "Most Powerful Women in Corporate America" list. 

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