• 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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    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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    Are there vampires on Wall Street?

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    Hurricane Sandy made her messy way up the East Coast over the weekend, strewing wreckage in her wake.  New York and New Jersey got hit particularly badly, and it’ll be a good long while before things get back to normal.  … Continue reading

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    Note to the financial community: don’t invest in what you can’t resell

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    With the news largely focused on the Middle East last week, the four-year anniversary of the bankruptcy of Lehmann Brothers went almost unnoticed.  However, a mere four years ago Lehmann’s collapse was the snowball that started a worldwide economic avalanche.  … Continue reading

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    Bravo, Panera Cares!

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    Okay, I recognize that the last few posts have been more than usually political.  Please pardon my self-indulgence, and we’ll move onto other, less divisive topics.  Today, let’s applaud a for-profit corporation that’s reaching out to make a positive difference … Continue reading

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    Penn State lost its ethics when it put football first

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    As frequent readers of my blog know, we had a technial glitch that kept me off the keys last week. Now that it’s gone (thanks to my talented Webmaster), I want to talk about the rapidly escalating scandal at Penn … Continue reading

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    Why don’t veterinarians oppose factory farm cruelty?

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    Continuing my week of posts on The Bond, Humane Society CEO Wayne Pacelle’s best-selling new book, let’s turn to the role that veterinarians play – or don’t – in opposing animal cruelty. On Tuesday, we took a brief look at … Continue reading

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    An apology and applause to Chief Justice Roberts

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    The big news item of the day is, of course, the Supreme Court’s opinion upholding the Obama Administration’s health care reform law. We’ll be hearing for the next several weeks what this decision likely means for American families, employers and … Continue reading

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    The press shouldn’t try George Zimmerman – but it should address racial inequities

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    As events surrounding the shooting of Trayvon Martin continue to unfold, I become increasingly concerned about how news reports may distort the outcome. By law, George Zimmerman, the man who reportedy shot Trayvon Martin, is innocent until proven guilty. He … Continue reading

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    Who should be responsible for anticipating dual use?

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    Human beings are wonderfully inventive, and can come up with all kinds of wonderful things … and all kinds of ways to use them that might or might not be so wonderful. Take bird flu, for instance. NPR recently reported … Continue reading

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    Was it ethical to give Dick Cheney a new heart?

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    This may not strictly qualify as “business,” but the ethical questions surrounding former Vice President Dick Cheney’s recent heart transplant strike me as interesting enough to warrant some exploration. If you’ve been living in Antarctica, you may have missed news … Continue reading

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