After last week’s guest announcers, Jay and I return for a wide-ranging discussion on some of the week’s top compliance related stories, including:

  1. The first Declination of the Session’s Justice Department, Linde gas.
  2. The son of Equatorial Guinea’s president went on trial this week in France for embezzlement of funds from the country.
  3. The UK SFO charges four former senior executives at Barclays Bank criminally around funding issues in the 2008 financial crisis.
  4. Embattled Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigns under pressure. Will there be a backlash, who will run the company?
  5. Compliance in the 21stcentury, welcome to ComTech.
  6. Hui Chen departs the Justice Department with a flurry of tweets.
  7. Jay previews his weekend report.
  8. We preview the upcoming episode of Everything Compliance which is in production and will be released next Thursday. Topics include Matt Kelly on Uber and the need for policies and procedures, Jonathan Armstrong on fake news around GDPR, Mike Volkov on blockchain and how it may change compliance, and Jay Rosen, Linde notwithstanding, on the dearth of recent DOJ FCPA activity. For a sneak peak, listen to Matt Kelly’s rant at the end of this podcast.