The top compliance roundtable podcast is back with a wealth of new topics, including the current regulatory climate in Washington and beyond.

  1. Matt Kelly opens with a discussion the ongoing comments by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on compliance, the FCPA, the Yates Memo and asks: Has he really said anything? 

For Matt Kelly’s posts on speeches of Rosenstein, see the following: 

DOJ Penalty Policy Under Review

Rosenstein Talks Yates Memo, Says Diddly 

  1. Jonathan Armstrong considers the Paradise Paper and what it means for the compliance practitioner. He contrasts this data dump with that of the Panama Papers and asks if companies should be called out for engaging in legal tax avoidance as opposed to illegal tax evasion.
  1. Jay Rosen considers the number of recent comments about corporate monitors. He reviews statements by Rod Rosenstein, Dan Khan and Hui Chen. He explains the role of corporate monitors and how they can assist the compliance practitioner after an incident occurs or in a pro-active manner.

To see the DOJ statements on monitors, see the Morford Memo, the Breuer Memo and Grindler Memo.

  1. Mike Volkov returns to his DOJ roots as an anti-trust specialist in discussing the DOJ position in the ATT merger with Time Warner. He explains how both vertical and horizontal integration work in the context of an anti-trust matter; how the proposed sale of CNN would (or not) remedy anything and whether the President’s statements come into play.

The gang is back with rants which follow the discussions. 

The members of the Everything Compliance panel include:

  • Jay Rosen– Jay is Vice President, Business Development Corporate Monitoring at Affiliated Monitors. Rosen can be reached at
  • Mike Volkov – One of the top FCPA commentators and practitioners around and the Chief Executive Officer of The Volkov Law Group, LLC. Volkov can be reached at
  • Matt Kelly – Founder and CEO of Radical Compliance, is the former Editor of Compliance Week. Kelly can be reached at
  • Jonathan Armstrong – Rounding out the panel is our UK colleague, who is an experienced lawyer with Cordery in London. Armstrong can be reached at