With Opening Day and the Astros raising the WS banner only a couple of days away, Jay and Tom take a look at some of the top compliance stories over the past week.

  1. Kinross Gold Corporation settles SEC FCPA enforcement action for $950,000. Tom discussed the lessons learned from it in the FCPA Compliance Report.
  2. Canada unveils its version of Deferred Prosecution Agreements. Sam Rubenfeld reports in the Wall Street Journal Risk and Compliance Journal.
  3. Did Exxon structure a deal to avoid FCPA liability? Scott Patterson, Bradley Olson and  James V. Grimaldi, reporting  in the Wall Street Journal, look at a deal by Exxon offshore Liberia.
  4. The Caremark decision is now 20 years old. What has been the impact on compliance of this seminal case on the responsibility of Boards for compliance? Donald Langevoort previews his new law review article in the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governanc The full law review article is available here.
  5. Eric Carlson, writing in the FCPA Blog, says to expect more anti-corruption enforcement actions in China going forward.Shell files criminal complaint against former employee for receiving a kickback from alleged bribes paid in Nigeria. Ron Bousso and Libby George report in Reuters. Sarah Kent reports in the WSJ.
  6. Check out the top new podcast in the compliance field Innovation in Compliance. It is available on the FCPA Compliance Report, iTunes, Libsyn, YouTube and JDSupra.
  7. 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.
  8. Jonathan Armstrong will be in Houston on April 10 to put on a half-day GDPR workshop. You can find out more and register at the Greater Houston Business and Ethics Roundtable website, org. Jonathan and Tom will put on a Bribery Act Roundtable breakfast on April 12 in Houston. For registration and more information, contact Tom.
  9. Tom will be leading Convercent Roundtables on using data to drive ethics to the center of business in Miami (April 4), Houston (April 17) and Dallas (April 18).
  10. Jay shares his Affiliated Monitors colleagues’ take-aways from this past week’s SCCE ECEI Conference in Frankfurt and details Eric Feldman’s upcoming April 4th Webinar with Convercent’s Autumn Sanelli.

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