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Philip N. Storm

Senior Counsel

Chicago
Direct: (312) 460-5341
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Philip Storm conducts sensitive internal legal, compliance and misconduct investigations involving senior executives and employees in a wide range of high-risk areas, including anti-bribery/FCPA, fraud, financial and accounting malfeasance, kickbacks, theft, misuse of confidential information, cyber-breach, harassment, discrimination and retaliation.

Mr. Storm’s background includes extensive in-house experience domestically and internationally conducting internal legal and compliance investigations and designing internal investigation protocols as a senior executive managing the global investigations function of a large, multi-national enterprise.

In addition to conducting investigations, Mr. Storm counsels clients on the entire spectrum of ethics and compliance program management and the investigation lifecycle, including:

  • Conducting ethics and compliance program risk assessments, streamlining procedures, and implementing enhancements
  • Designing engaging codes of ethics and related policies
  • Configuring internal investigation functions, whistleblower lines and intake channels
  • Training and advising leadership, investigation personnel and employees
  • Developing effective investigation guidelines, procedures and reporting protocols
  • Consulting on active, sensitive internal investigations
  • Fashioning ethics and compliance communications and interactive training

Mr. Storm has practiced employment law inside a global enterprise and in private practice.

Philip Storm conducts sensitive internal legal, compliance and misconduct investigations involving senior executives and employees in a wide range of high-risk areas, including anti-bribery/FCPA, fraud, financial and accounting malfeasance, kickbacks, theft, misuse of confidential information, cyber-breach, harassment, discrimination and retaliation.

Mr. Storm’s background includes extensive in-house experience domestically and internationally conducting internal legal and compliance investigations and designing internal investigation protocols as a senior executive managing the global investigations function of a large, multi-national enterprise.

In addition to conducting investigations, Mr. Storm counsels clients on the entire spectrum of ethics and compliance program management and the investigation lifecycle, including:

  • Conducting ethics and compliance program risk assessments, streamlining procedures, and implementing enhancements
  • Designing engaging codes of ethics and related policies
  • Configuring internal investigation functions, whistleblower lines and intake channels
  • Training and advising leadership, investigation personnel and employees
  • Developing effective investigation guidelines, procedures and reporting protocols
  • Consulting on active, sensitive internal investigations
  • Fashioning ethics and compliance communications and interactive training

Mr. Storm has practiced employment law inside a global enterprise and in private practice.

Education

  • J.D., John Marshall Law School, cum laude (1992)

  • M.A.T., University of Chicago (1986)

  • B.A., Augustana College, magna cum laude (1984)
    Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

  • Illinois

Courts

  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association

Presentations

  • “Conducting Compliance Investigations,” Open Compliance and Ethics Group Webinar (November 2015)
  • “Enhancing Reporting Procedures and Conducting Investigations,” PLI’s Advanced Compliance and Ethics Workshop, New York, NY (October 2015)
  • “Guidelines for Building a Global Investigations Function,” Compliance Week – Europe, Brussels (October 2015)
  • “Conducting Lawful Investigations,” Higher Education Conference, Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (June 2015)
  • “In-House Investigations – What’s Luck Got to Do With It?,” 2015 Executive Employer Conference (May 2015)
  • “Whistleblowing on the Move: Expanding Rights, New Risks and the Compliance Strategies to Stay One Step Ahead,” 2015 Executive Employer Conference (May 2015)
  • “Keeping Compliant – Policy Development and Management Recommended Practices,” 2015 Executive Employer Conference (May 2015)
  • “Best Practices for Protecting Whistleblowers and Preventing and Addressing Retaliation,” 2015 Healthcare Whistleblower Summit (April 2015)
  • “Global Compliance & Cross-Border Investigations: Strategies for Enforcement and Risk Management in Latin America and Beyond” (March 2015)
  • “When the Whistle Blows: Updates and Best Practices,” General Counsel Forum, The New York Stock Exchange (November 2014)
  • “Preventing Retaliation: Ten Solid Steps to Create a Solid Speak-up Culture,” 22nd Annual Conference, Ethics and Compliance Officer Association (October 2014)
  • “Ethical Challenges Encountered in Cross-Border Investigations,” PLI International Employment Law 2014 Webinar (June 2014)
  • “Anti-corruption Issues for Multinationals in China,” 2014 China Labor Law Forum (May 2014)

Publications

  • Chapter Co-Author, “Employer Practices: Reducing the Risk of Liability for Whistleblower and Retaliation Claims,” Whistleblowing and Retaliation, 6th ed. (2016)