In this episode, Jay Rosen and myself take a look at some of the top compliance stories over the past week as we celebrate Texas Independence Day.

  1. The fallout and discussion from the Supreme Court decision in Digital Realty v. Somes continues. Tom examines the legal basis of the decision here; the issues raised by the decision here; considers some of the issues from the perspective of the compliance practitioner in a podcast with Roy Snell here; and takes a deep dive into the weeds of the decision in a podcast with Matt Kelly here.
  2. Tetradata and Exterran received declinations. Dick Cassin reports on Tetradata and Exterran in the FCPA Blog.
  3. Bill Coffin continues his string of great posts. He writes about the ethical and compliance lessons from the recently concluded Winter Olympics in his Compliance Week
  4. Want to open a bank account along the Texas-Mexico border? Better hurry as many branches are closing due to AML concerns. Sam Rubenfeld reports in the WSJ Risk and Compliance Journal. Matt Kelly considers it from the ‘derisking risk’ perspective in Radical Compliance.
  5. Fresenius Medical Care reserves €200 million in FCPA enforcement action. Jaclyn Jaeger reports in Compliance Week.
  6. Adam Winkler asks what rights should corporations have, in the Wall Street Journal.
  7. What are the top 5 security and compliance trends to watch for 2018? Anthony West explores in Corporate Compliance Insights.
  8. What is the difference in big data and small data? Ben Locwin explains it in Pharmaceutical Online.
  9. Will there finally be sunshine on sexual harassment settlements? Joe Mont reports on the proposed the Sunlight in Workplace Harassment Act, in Compliance Week.
  10. Jay reports on the ABA White Collar Conference recently concluded in San Diego.
  11. 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.
  12. Happy Texas Independence Day!

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