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Code of conduct




Woman and man viewing blueprintsAt Grant Thornton, we are committed to doing business and serving our clients following the highest standards of ethical conduct and behavior. Our Code of Conduct applies to all firm personnel and governs all aspects of our business practices, behavior and relationships inside and outside the firm.

Our Code of Conduct and our CLEARR values (Collaboration, Leadership, Excellence, Agility, Respect and Responsibility) are the most important references for who we are as a firm. They serve as our guides to doing the right thing, and reinforce our culture and commitment to ethics, integrity and professional excellence in all that we do. We expect personnel to ask questions and consult with others if the right course of action in a given situation is unclear.

Our Code of Conduct can be found here [PDF].

About the author: Beatrix Bernauer

Beatrix Bernauer As chief risk and compliance officer, Bernauer oversees the firm’s enterprise risk management and compliance programs, including data privacy. Bernauer is responsible for coordinating efforts to identify, monitor, and mitigate key risks facing the firm, serves as a key adviser on matters related to enterprise risks and controls, and manages ethical and regulatory compliance issues in coordination with other firm leaders.

Bernauer also serves as deputy general counsel. As counsel for the firm, Bernauer has been responsible for legal matters related to risk management, litigation management, regulatory and ethical compliance and complex transactions. She defends the firm and its personnel in litigation including class action securities litigation and professional malpractice litigation. Bernauer also counsels management on firm governance issues, partnership agreement issues and partner matters.

Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Bernauer worked in the legal departments of Arthur Andersen and Andersen Worldwide.





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