On this day prior to “May the 4thBe With You” the lads bid farewell to Chewbacca the Wookiee and hello to the DOJ new Guidance on what constitutes a best practices compliance program. Jay and Tom discuss both events some of this other week’s top compliance and ethics stories which caught their collective eyes.

  1. New Guidance released by the DOJ. Read the full Guidance here. Mike Volkov, Tom Fox, Matt Kelly and Jonathan Marks all weigh in.
  2. Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski delivered the goods on compliance programs at ECI IMPACT 2019. Tom takes a deep dive the FCPA Compliance Blog. See full text of his remarks.
  3. Why is GDPR like sex education? Bill Tolson Schools us in Corporate Compliance Insights.
  4. Credit Suisse in more deep trouble over tuna boat scandal. Rick Messick in Global Anticorruption Blog.
  5. Compliance Week premiers a new website. EIC Dave Lefort explains what it means for you on Compliance Week.
  6. Management of 3rdparties is where the rubber meets the road. Mike Volkov explains in Navex Global’s Ethics and Compliance Matters.
  7. European Banking Authority ends investigation into Danske bank scandal with no action. Jon Rusch reports the fall out on Dipping Through Geometries.
  8. What’s the social nature of work? Bard Papegaaij on The Analysts Syndicate.
  9. Veronica Martinez says there are four stages of a compliance program: Prevent, Detect, Investigate and Remediate. She takes a deep dive into the Investigation component in Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation.
  10. Tom has a special 5-part podcast series with David Greenberg, Special Advisor at LRN on Boards and Compliance. Check out the following: Part 1-What’s the Tone at the Very Top; Part 2-Board Understanding and Your Game Plan; Part 3– Not Enough Time/Not Enough Depth; Part 4-Metrics and Senior Management; Part 5-the road ahead. The podcast is available on multiple sites: the FCPA Compliance Report, iTunes, JDSupra, Megaphone,YouTube,  Spotify and Corporate Compliance Insights. The Compliance Podcast Network is now up and running. 
  11. Jay and Tom are joined by Sean Friedlin to take a deep dive in Marvel’s Endgame in Popcorn and Compliance. The podcast posts on Saturday, May 4 at 6 AM on the above sites.
  12. Our favorites scenes involving Chewbacca.

Tom Fox is the Compliance Evangelist and can be reached at tfox@tfoxlaw.com. Jay Rosen is Mr. Monitor and can be reached at jrosen@affiliatedmonitors.com.

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