The Astros hit a home run on the last minute of the trading deadline by obtaining Zack Greinke and Jay asks just how insufferable Tom will be until the Astros win the World Series again (Hint: Very). While Tom gloats, he and Jay turn their collective eyes to some of this week’s top compliance and ethics stories.

  1. Third parties are still the highest FCPA risk. So why are you still using them? Alexandra Gillies explores in the FCPA Blog.
  2. How to manage high-risk distributors? Mike Volkov with a 2 part series on Corruption Crime and Compliance. (Part 1 and Part 2)
  3. What is conspicuous integrity in the corporate setting? Shirin Ahlhauser explains in the FCPA Blog.
  4. What is cognitive governance? James Bone begins a series on Corporate Compliance Insights.
  5. What is present responsibility and how does it related to debarment? Jay explains on Corporate Compliance Insights.
  6. What are the disclosure and notification requirements when managing a crisis? Lawyers from Cleary Gottlieb on NYU’s Compliance and Enforcement Blog.
  7. Wonder if ethics and compliance still matter? Four Wachtel Lippon lawyers explain why on Harvard’s Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation Blog.
  8. Why do you need social media compliance as part of your ethics and compliance program. John Horowitz tells us in Navex Global’s Ethics and Compliance Matter
  9. Why the identification of high risk employees is critical. Jeff Kaplan explains in the Conflict of Interest Blog.
  10. Comings and goings in the DOJ Fraud Section. Dylan Tokar reports in the WSJ Risk and Compliance Journal.
  11. We are into Season 3 of Star Trek TOS on Trekking Through Compliance. Check out the week’s offerings: Monday-And The Children Shall Lead; Tuesday-Is There No Truth in Beauty; Wednesday-Spectre of the Gun; Thursday-Day of the Dove; Friday-For I Have Touched the Sky and the World Is Hollow.  The podcast is available on multiple sites: the FCPA Compliance Report, iTunes, JDSupra, Megaphone,YouTube,  Spotify and Corporate Compliance Insights. The Compliance Podcast Network joins C-Suite Radio.
  12. Our colleague Doug Cornelis participates in the annual 2-day, 192 mile Pan-Mass Bike Challenge which raises money for the fight against cancer. I hope you will join my again in supporting Doug by donating to PMC. Information on Doug’s ride, why he rides and donation button are all found here.

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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