The Texas Longhorns won the Sugar Bowl and Tom is still celebrating. Will he come down to earth with both the Cowboys and Texans playing on Saturday in the first round of the NFL playoffs? Tom and Jay are back in the saddle for a look at some of this week’s top compliance and ethics stories.

  1. McKinsey may well find out that nit is ever good to be on the front page of the NYT accused of advocating bribery. Walt Bogdanich and Michael Forsyth report in the New York Times.
  2. In what is the biggest corruption scandal in 2019 (to date) 2 ex-Credit Suisse bankers, a Lebanese businessman and the former finance minister from Mozambique all charged in a massive, $2 billion bribery and corruption scandal. Matt Wirtz reports in the Wall Street Journal.
  3. What issues should compliance professionals be alert for in 2019? Matt Kelly lays out nine of them on Radical Compliance.
  4. When (if ever) will the bleeding ever stop for Wells Fargo paying fines and penalties for its illegal conduct? They paid another $575MM in December to state regulators. Stacy Crowley and Emily Flitter report in the New York Times.
  5. Want a quick wrap up of all FCPA enforcement actions in 2018. Dick Cassin has it for you on the FCPA Blog.
  6. Colombian anti-corruption chief sentenced to 4 years in jail for engaging in corruption. Harry Cassin reports in the FCPA Blog.
  7. Sloan Kettering facing massive conflict of interest scandal. Katie Thomas and Charles Ornstein report in the New York Times.
  8. Where is blockchain and compliance going in 2019? Christian Auty speculates in Corporate Compliance Insights.
  9. Miller & Chevalier’s James Tillen and Ann Sultan make 3 predictions for the 2019 FCPA year. In Law360.
  10. Tom starts off the year with a 5-part podcast series on leadership based on General Stanley McChrystal’s book Leaders-Myth & Reality. Check out the following: Part 1-The Founders, Walt Disney and Coco Chanel; Part 2-the Geniuses, Leonard Bernstein and Albert Einstein; Part 3– the Heroes, Zheng He and Harriet Tubman; Part 4-the Power Brokers, Boss Tweed and Margaret Thatcher; Part 5-the Reformers, Martin Luther and MLK, Jr. The podcast is available on multiple site: the FCPA Compliance Report, iTunes, JDSupra, Panoplyand YouTube. Soon to be on Spotify.
  11. Start your new year off with the Compliance Evangelist in the Compliance Master Class training. The first session, hosted by Baker Tilly, will be in San Francisco on January 28 and 29. For information and registration details, click here.

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