The Boston Red Sox thrashed the LA Dodgers in World Series, bringing the trophy back to Boston for the 4th time in 15 years. What’s it like to support such a lovable winner? Is Jay still signing We Are the Champions (of the world)? Jay explains all as he and Tom look at some of the week’s top compliance and ethics stories.

  1. What are some of the lessons from the Boston Red Sox World Series win for the compliance practitioner. Joe Mont considers in Compliance Week. (sub req’d)
  2. Maryland football coach is reinstated by the Board of Regents, then fired the next day by the school’s President. What does it all mean? See reports in the New York Times, Sports Illustrated and ESPN.
  3. Cognizant sets aside $28 million for FCPA settlement. Kelly Swanson reports in GIR (sub req’d)
  4. Wal-Mart settles shareholder action over FCPA matter. Could full resolution be close? Sarah Nassauer reports in the WSJ.
  5. GIR announces the top investigative firms and doles out awards to at its 4thannual awards dinner. See here.
  6. How much does a reputational hit impact the bottom line. Mengqi Sun explores on the WSJ Risk & Compliance Journal.
  7. Is Michigan State serious about compliance? Matt Kelly explores more changes at the troubled university in Radical Compliance.
  8. More sentences in the ongoing PdVSA corruption scandal. Sam Rubenfeld details this week’s guilty pleas for corruption and money laundering. All in the WSJ Risk and Compliance Journal.
  9. In a rare anti-corruption sting, a US business is indicted for offering bribes to a Haitian government official. Sam Rubenfeld reports in the WSJ Risk & Compliance Journal. Harry Cassin weighs in on the FCPA Blog.
  10. Is compliance still critical to the DOJ?Leslie Caldwell and Christopher Ting provide an emphatic yes in a Law360 (sub req’d)
  11. Big news in the 1MDB scandal. Ex-Goldman banker Tim Leissner pleads guilty to FCPA and AML violations, ex-Goldman banker Roger Ng is indicted for FCPA and AML violations. Finally the big kahuna himself Jho Low is indicted. Dick Cassin reports in the FCPA Blog. Nicole Hong, Liz Hoffman and Bradley Hope report in the Wall Street Journal.
  12. Looking for the top training on how to operationalize your compliance program? Tom announces a new Compliance Master Class to be held in NYC November 12 & 13, hosted by Jonathan Marks and Baker Tilly. For agenda, more information and registration details click here.
  13. Want to attend a top compliance conference but have no travel budget? Navex Global has the answer for you with its virtual conference. Check out details and registration here.
  14. Tom premiers new podcast offering, the Daily Compliance News on the Compliance Podcast Network. Have cup of coffee and catch up on the day’s top compliance stories.
  15. Interested in the intersection of Sherlock Holmes and compliance? Check out the podcast series Adventures in Compliance. This week’s offerings: A Study in Scarlet and Exercising Power; the Valley of Fear and Virtual Teams; The Hound of the Baskervilles and 90 Days to Innovation; Sherlock Holmes as a Teacherand the Sign of Four and Innovation.

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