David's Background

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Since founding Working Values, Ltd. in 1993 as a strategic communications and learning agency, David has become a recognized thought leader in the emerging field of values-based ethics and culture risk management. Under David’s leadership, Working Values has maintained a cherished reputation as an innovator of new approaches to raise the awareness of ethics and values in major organizations through consulting with senior leaders on the deployment of integrity-based processes and the development of interactive ethics and compliance training programs.

A business lawyer by training, David received his Juris Doctor from the University of California in Davis. As an attorney in private practice, David gained extensive experience in both bank regulatory and software licensing issues. David worked in Israel for CBS Records International as Director of Business Affairs, and as a staff lawyer for El Al Israel Airlines. David became familiar with the regulatory and compliance issues of public companies while serving as Corporate Counsel for Gamma International Ltd.

As a senior practice leader and strategist, David works with clients to understand how their culture impacts ethics and compliance risks, and then to develop strategies to reduce those risks by aligning the values of the organization’s people with business goals. David’s work has benefited organizations such as Scotts-MiracleGro, The World Bank, The Boeing Company, Duke Energy, Molson Coors Brewing Company, Raytheon, Reebok, Pharmacia Corporation, among others.

David is a noted speaker on ethics and values and their role in the workplace. David has led leadership workshops for clients world-wide and has led numerous sessions at audit, communications, and ethics conferences, including the AICP, IABC, SCCE, Conference Board of Canada and workshops at the Ethics Officer Association Annual Conference since 2001. In 2003 and 2004 David led seminars on Business Ethics in Tel Aviv, Israel sponsored by the Business Ethics Center of Jerusalem, for which David serves on its International Advisory Committee. In April 2006, David led a workshop at the 2006 International CTT Conference in The Netherlands on the role of ethics in changing corporate culture.

In 2003 David became a Research Fellow at the Center for Business Ethics at Bentley College in Waltham, Massachusetts to further his research in systems and processes to help organizations reduce risks to their reputation and develop ethical cultures. His research has been published in Business and Society Review.