The Compliance Life details the journey to and in the role of a Chief Compliance Officer. How does one come to sit in the CCO chair? What are some of the skills a CCO needs to success navigate the compliance waters in any company? What are some of the top challenges CCOs have faced and how did they meet them? These questions and many others will be explored in this new podcast series. Over four episodes each month on The Compliance Life, I visit with one current or former CCO to explore their journey to the CCO chair. This month, my guest is Rob Chesnut, whose most recent position was as the Chief Ethics Officer at Airbnb. He is also the author of the best-selling book,  Intentional Integrity: How Smart Companies Can Lead an Ethical Revolution with St Martin’s Press.

In this first episode, take a look at Rob’s college study at UVA and how the UVA Honor Code influenced him throughout his professional career. We moved to first job out of law school and what led you to the US Attorney’s office. We concluded by looking at some of the top cases he prosecuted while an AUSA.