As Trump serves Burger King to the national champion Clemson Tigers, the Pats, Chiefs, Saints and Rams roll into the NFL’s version of the final four. Will the new guard arise (Mahomes and Goff) or will this be the last stand of the old guard (Brady and Brees)? Tom and Jay are back in the saddle for a look at some of this week’s top compliance and ethics stories.

  1. Dick Cassin bookends 2018 and 2019 with the big story on compliance was from 2018and what he thinks the big story for compliance will be in 2019. Both in the FCPA Blog.
  2. Robert Zink becomes the acting head of the DOJ Fraud Section. Kelly Swanson begin her daily double in GIR.
  3. First head of SEC Whistleblower Office blasts SEC proposal to gut whistleblower awards. Kelly Swanson reports in GIR.
  4. Italy adopts ‘bribe destroyer’ law (similar to the Doomsday device on TOS). Vera Cherepanova reports in the FCPA Blog.
  5. Be wary of false prophets (and benchmarking). Mike Volkov warns on Corruption, Crime, and Compliance.
  6. MSU Interim President puts foot in mouth, then eats it. Tom said he had to go, in the FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report. Engler’s resignation letter.
  7. What will the CCO of the future look like? What does it mean? Annabel Reoch and Tom Barrett speculate in the FCPA Blog.
  8. Willaim Barr changes position on whistleblower. Sam Rubenfeld reports in the Wall Street Journal Risk and Compliance Journal.
  9. What the top 10 cyber security issues for 2019. Lawyers from Davis Polk speculate in NYU’s Compliance and Enforcement Blog.
  10. Tom is joined by John Gill VP of Education at the ACFE for a 5-part podcast series on the famous fraudsters. Check out the following: Part 1-Nathan Mueller; Part 2-Mark Whitacre; Part 3– Andrea Baxendale; Part 4-James Brandolino; Part 5-Joseph Grmovsek. The podcast is available on multiple sites: the FCPA Compliance Report, iTunes, JDSupra, Panoplyand YouTube. Soon to be on Spotify and Corporate Compliane Insights.
  11. Join the Greater Houston Business and Ethics Roundtable on January 24 for a presentation by Control Risk on its 2018 Heat Map. Details and Registration are here.
  12. Check in next week for a 5 part podcast series with Eric Feldman and Vin DiCianni on the DOJ’s 2018 Guidance, what it means and how a compliance professional can use it going forward.

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