• 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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    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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    Art of the Apology Is Up On Beliefnet

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    It’s always great when circumstances provide me with opportunities to combine my legal work with my ministry.  Consequently, I was absolutely thrilled when Beliefnet.com, one of the largest and most eclectic spiritual websites on the Internet, agreed to publish an … Continue reading

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    Art of the Apology Takes Gold!

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    Just imagine my delight when Art of the Apology won the “Self-Help” category in this year’s International Book Awards! Art of the Apology joins a list of wonderful books in over eighty categories from a wide array of publishers worldwide.  … 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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    Art of the Apology Is A Winner!

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    It’s been a marvelous time to be author of Art of the Apology: How, When and Why to Give and Accept Apologies.  I’m honored that the kind folks at the 2014 Nautilus Book Awards awarded my book a Silver prize … Continue reading

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    The Three Things Donald Sterling Got Right

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    It’s always exciting when a major news outlet actually wants to know what I think about something.  So you can imagine how thrilled I was when CNN requested my take on Donald Sterling’s interview.  Sad to say, I continue to … 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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    It’s Earth Day, BP – Clean Up Your Mess!

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    A few weeks back, I wrote a post wondering if BP would do a better job with the Gulf oil spill than Exxon did with the Valdez spill in Alaska.  This Earth Day is a great time to take stock … Continue reading

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    How ethical is the egg industry?

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    With Easter on its way, Americans are buying millions of eggs to color and decorate.  It’s a fun activity, especially if there are kids in the house.  Unfortunately, though, America’s Easter eggs all too often come with a side of … Continue reading

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    It’s Passover – can we finally stop fighting?

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    Today, April 15, 2014, is a day of great consequence for many reasons.  It’s the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, a horrific event that killed three people and wounded over 260 more.  It’s the day after Frazier Glenn … Continue reading

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

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