• Lauren Bloom is an interfaith minister and attorney who focuses on professional and personal integrity. Her career has been devoted to helping business professionals earn and maintain the trust of their clients, cutomers, colleagues and associates. An internationally-recognized expert on business and professional ethics, Lauren has appeared as a keynote speaker across North America and in Europe.

    Lauren lives in Springfield, Virginia outside of Washington, D.C.

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    Blame the hackers, not the hacked!

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    The media’s been all aflutter over the recent hacking and posting of nude photos of various actresses and female athletes.  Accusatory fingers are pointing in every direction, but especially at Apple and other companies that allow customers to keep confidential … Continue reading

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    Citigroup Will Pay $7 Billion – But Is It Enough?

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    The Justice Department announced yesterday that Citigroup had agreed to pay $7 billion to settle a federal investigation into the megabank’s handling of subprime mortgages.  It’s the biggest settlement yet arising out of the 2008 financial meltdown that tanked the … Continue reading

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    Great ethics prevent lawsuits

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    It was fun for me to contribute to a recent article on LawCrossing.com titled, “Top Questions Clients Should Ask Attorneys But Don’t.”  Several contributors focused on the questions a client should ask an attorney before committing to hire them about qualifications, … Continue reading

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    From Donald Sterling, “I’m Sorry” Was Too Little, Too Late

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    It’s hard to imagine how Donald Sterling, former owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, could have disgraced himself any more deeply after recordings of appallingly racist remarks he made in a conversation with a friend came to light.  There’s unpleasant, … Continue reading

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    The “Frequent Flyer” Case Shouldn’t Have Reached the Supreme Court

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    The U.S. Supreme Court gets petitioned to review hundreds of lower court decisions every year and routinely denies most of those requests. Today, though, the Justices devoted an entire hour of their precious time to arguments in the case of … Continue reading

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    Don’t tolerate mass shootings just because they’re rare

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    As the nation struggles to understand last week’s shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, we’re beginning a long-overdue discussion about gun control.  The experts are out in force on both sides, making arguments for and against putting limits on the general public’s … Continue reading

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    For BP, an ounce of prevention might have saved billions

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    It’s been more than two years since the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 workers and releasing the most massive oil spill in history.  Now, British oil company BP has admitted criminal liability for the disaster … Continue reading

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    Court to Apple: Say you’re sorry like you mean it!

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    It’s always interesting to watch the escapades of Apple, the world’s highest-profile computer company.  Apple and Samsung have been battling in European courts over whether Samsung pirated Apple’s smartphone design.  A German court sided with Apple but, more recently, a U.K. court … Continue reading

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    Maybe Wall Street needs actuaries

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    As the story at JPMorgan Chase continues to unfold, I’m increasingly struck by how badly the bank’s sophisticated investment gurus seem to have underestimated the risks associated with their losing trades. $2 billion is a sizeable chunk of change even … Continue reading

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    Will Wall Street ever learn?

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    Like everyone else who writes about business ethics, I’ve been following the developing tale of the latest Wall Street bank scandal, this time at JPMorgan Chase. Earlier today, JPMorgan’s CEO, Jamie Dimon, barely survived an effort by shareholders to push … Continue reading

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      --Rabbi Harold Kushner, author,
      When Bad Things Happen to Good People.

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