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Meet Tom and Howard

Tom

Thomas Fox has practiced law in Houston for 25 years. He is now an Independent Consultant, assisting companies with FCPA and International Transaction issues. He was most recently the General Counsel at Drilling Controls, Inc., a worldwide oilfield manufacturing and service company. In this role, he oversaw the delivery of legal services for Drilling Controls and its corporate parent, Aibel Group Ltd., on a worldwide basis, with current emphasis on FCPA compliance, export and commercial operations. He was involved with compliance investigations, audits, drafted policies and led training on all facets of compliance including FCPA, export, anti-boycott and commercial operations training. He was previously division counsel with Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. where he supported Halliburton’s software division and its largest division, then named Drilling Formation and Evaluation Division, worldwide. He also was assigned to Halliburton’s Middle East-North Africa Region, where he lived and worked in Dubai delivering legal services to Halliburton throughout the Middle East.

Tom attended undergraduate school at the University of Texas, Graduate School at Michigan State University and law school at the University of Michigan. He has written and lectured nationally and internationally on a wide variety of topics, including topics ranging from indemnities and other forms of risk shifting for a world wide energy practice, tax issues faced by multi-national US companies, insurance coverage issues and protection of trade secrets.

Thomas R. Fox
11152 Westheimer Road, Ste.742
Houston TX 77042
Phone:832.744.0264
Email: tfox@tfoxlaw.com
Website: http://www.tfoxlaw.com

Howard

Howard Sklar is Senior Corporate Counsel at Recommind, Inc. Howard represents Recommind to corporations and law firms. Prior to joining Recommind, Howard was Global Trade and Anti-Corruption Strategist at Hewlett-Packard Co., running HP’s global anti-corruption compliance program and providing counsel on compliance with US sanctions laws. Before HP, Howard was Vice President, Compliance and Global Anti-Corruption Leader at American Express Co. Howard was the chief of compliance for three operating divisions at American Express comprising 22,000 employees in 40 countries.

Before moving in-house, Howard served 12 years as a prosecutor and regulator, first as an Assistant District Attorney in Bronx County, New York. As an ADA, Howard specialized in computer investigations and other high-tech crime, lecturing in-house and at police departments in the New York area. After, Howard spent six years at the Securities & Exchange Commission as a senior enforcement attorney in the Branch of Internet Enforcement. At the SEC, Howard investigated and prosecuted violations of the securities laws, including insider trading, accounting fraud, and market manipulation, specializing in those frauds which were perpetrated using the Internet as means of defrauding investors.

Howard holds a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the Washington College of Law at The American University and a BA in History from Tufts University.

Professional Affiliations: New York State Bar
Admissions & Courts: New York State courts, Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York, District of Colorado
Education: Tufts University, BA 1991; Washington College of Law, The American University, JD cum laude 1994.

Howard can be reached at howard.sklar@recommind.com, or via mobile/text at +1-917-886-0692.

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