Having watched his beloved BoSox sweep the hated Yankees in a 4 game Boston Massacre in Fenway Park,  Jay is back from a well-earned vacation. He and Tom look at some of the top compliance stories from the past week.

  1. Ben we hardly knew ye. Ben DiPietro announces his retirement from the WSJ Risk and Compliance Journal via Twitter.
  2. Mike Volkov continues his exploration of blockchain and compliance. In Part 1, he considers how blockchain will revolutionize compliance. In Part 2, he provides some real world examples.
  3. Did Elon Musk’s tweet about going private violate securities law? The regulators are looking into it. Ben DiPietro reports in the WSJ Risk and Compliance Journal.
  4. And then there were none. The Jho Low mega yatch sails into Malaysian waters. What happens next? Harry Cassin speculates in the FCPA Blog.
  5. Donald Trump protestations notwithstanding, the DOJ Cyber Task Force issues its first report. Anne E. Railton and James D. Gatta report in NYU’s Compliance and Enforcement blog.
  6. Canada emerges as a money laundering hub? Sam Rubenfeld reports in the WSJ Risk and Compliance Journal.
  7. Down in the lower 48, some 24 state AGs lobby for some sunshine around shell companies. Jaclyn Jaeger reports in Compliance Week. (sub req’d)
  8. There are big changes coming in how lease obligations are accounted for in a company’s books. Is your organization prepared? Tammy Whitehouse tackles it from the accounting angle in Compliance Week (sub req’d). Matt Kelly considers it from a ERM angle in Radical Complaince. Tom and Matt hash it out on Compliance into the Weeds.
  9. We welcome a new commentator in law and compliance. It’s Jonathan Rausch, formerly SVP and head of Anti-Bribery and Corruption Governance at Wells Fargo. Check out his blog Dipping Through Geometries.
  10. The number of podcasts on the Compliance Podcasting Network will reach the 1000 podcast milestone next week. To celebrate, running each week in August will be a special series as a tribute. This week it has been a series on the intersection of Sherlock Holmes and innovation in compliance. Next week it will be the future of audit, Compliance and analytics. You can download the entire series next Monday at noon, on iTunes. The series will post daily at 10 AM on the Compliance Podcast Network.

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