As Tom and Jay move from eating way to much to watching some great college football on this Thanksgiving holiday weekend, they look at some of the week’s top compliance and ethics stories.

  1. Vantage Drilling settles FCPA enforcement action. Sam Rubenfeld reports in the Wall Street Journal Risk & Compliance Journal. Harry Cassin reports in the FCPA Blog. Matt Kelly takes a swing in Radical Compliance.
  2. Facebook admits it hired oppo research firm to dig up dirt on opponents. What’t next?  Jack Nicas reports in the New York Times. Facebook give a mea culpa after denying everything in a Press Release.
  3. What is an ‘ethical bricolage’? John Rausch explains in his Dipping Through Geomotries blog.
  4. French bank Société Générale SA agreed to pay $1.34 billion in penalties for sanctions violations but claims its compliance program is now first rate. Dick Cassin reports on the former in the FCPA Blog. Sam Rubenfeld and Mengqi Sun report on the latter in WSJ Risk & Compliance Journal.
  5. Think things can’t get worse for Goldman, think again. Emily Flitter, Matthew Goldstein and Kate Kelly report in the New York Times.
  6. What is the intersection of behavioral sciences and compliance? Mike Volkov considers in Corruption, Crime and Compliance.
  7. Should the President or anyone else answer written questions from prosecutors? Sara Kropf weighs in on Grand Jury Target.
  8. Danske Bank whistleblower reveals money-laundering ties to Deutsche Bank, Bank of America and JPMorgan. Kayleena Makortoff reports in The Guardian.
  9. SEC Whistleblower program has record year. So why does SEC want to cut back on the program. Mengi Sun reports in the WSJ Risk and Compliance Journal.
  10. Nissan Chairman arrested, removed from Board and fired. All in 48 hours. Motoko Rich reports in the New York Times.

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