Mr. Odell Guyton, JD, CCEP, CCEP-I, is the Corporate Vice President, Head of Global Compliance for Jabil Circuit, Inc., St. Petersburg, Florida, USA, a diversified manufacturing services company with over 200,000 employees in 33 countries. Mr. Guyton is a Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) Co-Founder and Co-Chair. He is a recognized industry leader in designing, implementing, and managing effective corporate compliance programs for multi-national organizations. He has a significant track record of accomplishment in the legal field and the domestic (U.S.) and international compliance and ethics field.
He is a frequent lecturer on the implementation and administration of anti-corruption and anti-bribery compliance measures focused on U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices (FCPA) and the U.K. Anti-Bribery Act. He serves on several United Nations workshops related to fighting corruption including the “UN Global Compact Guide on Fighting Corruption in Sport Sponsorship and Sport Related Hospitality” and “The UNODC Anti-Corruption Ethics and Compliance Handbook for Business.” He is an expert consultant for the Humboldt-Viadrina, School of Governance, Berlin Germany in preparing their “Guide for Motivating Business to Counter Corruption-Using Sanctions and Incentives to Change Business Behavior”. He is a lecturer for the International Anti-Corruption Academy, Laxenburg, Austria.
Mr. Guyton is highly experienced in corporate internal investigation, complex litigation, criminal defense, internal controls, and preventative law and in the design and implementation of compliance programs. He has direct experience in technology, healthcare and university compliance. Mr. Guyton is licensed to practice by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Bar, the Washington State Bar Association, the U.S. District Courts, and U.S. 3rd. Circuit Ct of Appeals licenses. He is a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP, CCEP-I). He recently retired as Assistant General Counsel and Director of Compliance for the Microsoft Corporation. Prior to his appointment with Microsoft Corporation he served as the Corporate Compliance Officer for the University of Pennsylvania and University of Pennsylvania Health System. Previous to employment at the University of Pennsylvania, Mr. Guyton was engaged in the private practice of law. Mr. Guyton has served as a prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s Office and the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. He has served on several governing boards. He serves as Special Advisor on Compliance to the University of California Board of Regents and has been named as one of the “100 Most Influential Persons in Business Ethics” (Ethisphere Institute (2008)); Attorneys Who Matter (Ethisphere Magazine (2009; 2010, 2011). He also holds a Martindale-Hubbell “AV” (Preeminent) Highest Peer Review Rating. He studied bio-ethics at the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine and received his Juris Doctor degree from the American University, Washington College of Law and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.