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

  1. Halliburton settles long standing FCPA enforcement action. See SEC Cease and Desist Order. Also see SEC Press Release.
  2. US authorities end five-year foreign bribery investigation into IBM. See article by Sam Rubenfeld in WSJ Risk and Compliance Journal.
  3. DOJ closes FCPA probe of Newton Mining without action. See article by Sam Rubenfeld in WSJ Risk and Compliance Journal.
  4. Navex releases its 2017 Ethics & Compliance Training Benchmark Report. See article by Ben DiPietro in WSJ.
  5. DOJ finally obtains a conviction in FCPA case. See Dick Cassin’s article in the FCPA Blog.
  6. Everything Compliance-Episode 15 is out. Topics include The right to be forgotten in the EU; Big data and compliance-the EU regulators wrap anti-trust issues into data privacy; a wrap up for the 6 years since the Bribery Act came into existence; and the troubling inclination of UK regulators to engage in burden shifting in anti-bribery cases; Jesse Eisinger’s book, The Chickenshit Club; with the lack of US leadership, will other countries ramp up anti-corruption enforcement?
  1. Want to increase your visibility in the greater compliance community? Consider writing for the FCPA Blog. To see how, see this article by Dick Cassin by clicking here.
  2. June Foray, the voice of Rocket J. Squirrel died this week. See NYT obit.
  3. Jose Altuve hits over .500 for the month of July. See article by Jared Diamond in WSJ.
  4. Jay previews his weekend report, Don’t let your E&C skills lapse over the summer.