Bill Brierly is chief ethics and compliance officer at CH2M, a global engineering company that provides consulting, design, construction, and operations services for corporations and federal, state, and local governments. In this role, he oversees CH2M’s award-winning ethics and compliance programs in about 90 countries. He joined CH2M in October 2012, to ensure that its ethics and compliance program has the tools and focus necessary to meet the challenges of its global growth strategy.
He is responsible for CH2M’s global ethics program which includes policy development, training, due diligence, and auditing of several ethics and compliance programs including anticorruption, export controls, antitrust, and worker welfare.
How long have you worked in compliance?
Before joining CH2M, I served in a variety of executive roles, including as the head of legal affairs at TeleTech, a NASDAQ listed company with over 40,000 employees and operations in more than 20 countries. Prior to that, I served as the company’s vice president for compliance, executive director for governmental affairs and senior counsel for litigation. In my 9+ years at TeleTech, I helped develop several ethics and compliance initiatives that guided and empowered TeleTech’s employees to make sound, ethical decisions. Before joining TeleTech, I was in-house counsel for Nextel Communications and an associate attorney at Davis, Graham & Stubbs, LLP and Otten, Johnson, Neff & Ragonetti, P.C.
Ethics is a fascinating crossroad of law, human behavior, adult education and marketing.
What interests you about compliance?
Ethics is a fascinating crossroad of law, human behavior, adult education and marketing. It is more than just creating policies and conducting investigations and requires an in-depth knowledge of the business, ability to simplify complex processes and deliver engaging and enduring cultural pillars that lead people to keep ethical business behavior in the forefront of their work.
I love that I can apply my passion for lifelong learning and teaching to find creative ways to integrate my understanding of economics and the law. I enjoy bringing real-world, collaborative solutions to ethical issues facing international businesses.
What is your education background?
I received my JD from the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver and my undergraduate degree in economics from The Colorado College.