In this episode, Jay Rosen and myself take a look at some of the top compliance stories over the past week, including inquiring into where are the chickens in England.

  1. The Supreme Court narrows the definition of who is a whistleblower in Digital Realty v. Somers. See Kevin LaCroix’s report in the D&O Diary, Sam Rubenfeld’s report in the WSJ Risk and Compliance Journal. Henry Cutter surveys white collar defense and vendor reaction in his piece in the WSJ Risk and Compliance Journal.
  2. Banks behaving badly yet again. Mike Volkov reports on Rabobank’s $368MM penalty for conspiracy to money launder and obstruct justice in Corruption, Crime and Compliance.
  3. Bill Coffin hits his 3rd straight homerun. He writes about the ethical and compliance failures of Twitter in his Compliance Week
  4. Companies need to prepare for more robust international investigations and enforcement of anti-corruption laws. Mara Lemos Stein reports in the WSJ Risk and Compliance Journal.
  5. Jaclyn Jaeger reviews due diligence practices for corporate sponsors in Compliance Week.
  6. Curling goes big-time with a doping scandal. An amazed Adam Turteltaub writes in the SCCE Compliance and Ethics Blog.
  7. How can you evaluate in-house investigations? Sundar Narayanan explores in an article in Corporate Compliance Insights.
  8. Hui Chen and Professor Eugene Soltes consider a more analytical approach to testing compliance program effectiveness, in an upcoming Harvard Business Review article (sub req’d).
  9. KFC shuts down in the UK for (wait for it) lack of chicken to fry. Tom considers what is risk in a piece for the FCPA Blog.
  10. Tom had a week-long series on the intersection of Sherlock Holmes and innovation in compliance. Check out the following topics: Digital Strategies; Using the Digital Twin; CCO as Data Interpreter; Interpreting Data; and Digital Future in Compliance.
  11. The Everything Compliance gang is back for wrap up of their highlights from the first year of compliance under Trump. It is available on the FCPA Compliance ReportiTunesLibsynYouTubeand JDSupra.
  12. Tom and Jonathan Armstrong premier a new podcast, Countdown to GDRP. This podcast will consider what US companies can do to prepare for GDPR on its go live date of May 25, 2018. For the inaugural episode, click here. Episode 2 will go up next Wednesday, February 28th.
  13. Tom announces presales of his next book, the Complete Compliance Handbook, which will be published by Compliance Week in April 2018. It is available for PreSale here.