Reports are that Airbus will settle corruption allegations for nearly $4bn in England. What other bombshells are out there? Jay and Tom are back to consider some of the top compliance articles and stories which caught our eye this week. Stay tuned for our fearless Super Bowl predictions.

  1. Airbus to settle corruption charges for nearly $4bn. In the BBC. Kate Beioley and Peggy Hollinger in the FT. Benjamin Katz in the WSJ.
  2. Ericsson executives acted in ‘bad faith’. Dick Cassin reports on Ericssion’s admission in the FCPA Blog.
  3. What are 5 takeaways from the Luanda Leaks? Allison Taylor explains in the FCPA Blog.
  4. Should we worry about the Trump Administration gutting the FCPA? Matthew Stephenson opines the the Global Anti-Corruption Blog.
  5. How can you use external resources to bolster your compliance program? Jay continues his series in CCI.
  6. The SEC provides some pointers on cyber-security. Matt Kelly explores in Radical Compliance.
  7. Why is sponsorship important in compliance? Mary Shirley explains in CCI.
  8. What role did corrupt play in the coronavirus? Gretta Fenner and Monica Guy explore in the FCPA Blog.
  9. A more comprehensive look at the SFO’s thoughts on compliance programs. From lawywers at Morrison & Foerster’s on NYU’s Compliance and Enforcement Blog.
  10. On the Compliance Podcast Network, Tom concludes his 31 Days to a More Effective Compliance Program series and announces he is extending it out for the year.This week saw the following offerings: Day 27 considers pre-acqusition due diligence in M&A ; Day 28 looks at requirements in post-acquisition integration; Day 29 looks at root case analysis; Day 30 details how to use a root cause analysis to remediate; Day 31 concludes with a look at the 3 levels of due diligence. Note 31 Days to a More Effective Compliance Program now has its own iTunes channel. If you want to binge out and listen to only these episodes, click here.
  11. I hope you can join Jay and I at IMPACT 2020  which is the Ethics & Compliance Initiative’s annual ethics and compliance conference. IMPACT 2020 will highlight forward-thinking practitioners and innovators that give organizations the tools they need to lead high-performing ethics and compliance programs. At this year’s event, you will find an exciting and dynamic blend of inspirational keynote speakers like Sally Yates, Former United States Deputy Attorney General, David Rock, CEO and Co-Founder of the Neuroleadership Institute and Hiltrud Werner, Head of Integrity and Legal Affairs for Volkswagen AG. IMPACT also offers highly informative and practical breakout sessions, benchmarking discussions and peer networking opportunities for an ethics and compliance conference unlike any other. Early-bird registration for IMPACT ends Jan. 31!

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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