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Howard Sklar

Howard Sklar

JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Head of Special Investigations and LATAM Investigations
Jersey City, NJ, USA


Howard Sklar is Assistant Director of Business Ethics at JPMorgan Chase. Howard runs the Special Investigations Unit and LATAM Investigations, and is responsible for internal investigations involving allegations of bribery, insider trading, rogue trading, or which involve senior leaders, as well as all investigations arising in Latin America. Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase, Howard was Senior Counsel at eDiscovery company Recommind.  Previously, Howard ran the global anti-corruption compliance programs at Hewlett-Packard Co. and before that at American Express.  At American Express, Howard was also the chief of compliance for three operating divisions 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.  Howard then spent six years at the Securities & Exchange Commission as a senior enforcement attorney. At the SEC, Howard investigated and prosecuted insider trading, accounting fraud, market manipulation, and other securities laws violations.

Howard has lectured on the FCPA and other compliance issues both nationally and internationally. He also authored part of the published work "How to Pay a Bribe: Thinking Like a Criminal to Thwart Bribery Schemes."

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.
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