While the coronavirus dominated the news this past week, compliance doesn’t sleep and neither did we. Self-distancing Tom and Jay are back to consider some of the other top compliance articles and stories which caught their eye this week.

  1. Compliance Week has a plethora of articles relating to Coronavirus. Aaron Nicodemus considers why ethics pays; Jaclyn Jaeger on designing a crisis management plan and Dave Lefort on why ethical leadership is even more critical now.
  2. Chilling from home? Dick Cassin offers some good compliance-related movies for socially distanced compliance professionals in the FCPA Blog.
  3. Revisiting inherent conflicts of interest. Jeff Kaplan in the Conflict of Interest Blog.
  4. Coronavirus is no excuse for not being vigilant. Kevin Abikoff and Mike Huneke in the FCPA Blog.
  5. Charles Middleton says we should stop blackballing whistleblowers. In CCI.
  6. What are MLATs and are they abused? Dave Michaels and Aruna Viswanatha in the WSJ Risk and Compliance Journal.
  7. Mike Volkov takes a deep dive into an Anti-Trust Compliance Program in a 3-part series on Corruption, Crime & Compliance. Part 1-Risk Assessments, Part 2– Ethical Culture and Monitoring, Part 3- Training and Speak Up and Reporting Systems.
  8. What’s the Board’s role in the coronavirus crisis? Jonathan Marks in the BoardandFraud Blog.
  9. Is Managerial Entrenchment Always Bad and Corporate Social Responsibility Always Good? In the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance.
  10. Reflections on the Golden Boy from Jay.
  11. On the Compliance Podcast Network, Tom opens a new month by looking at the role of innovation in compliance on 31 Days to a More Effective Compliance Program. This week saw the following offerings: Monday-the Digital Twin and P&L of One; Tuesday-Superforecasting; Wednesday-blockchain for compliance; Thursday-Design Thinking for compliance; Friday-AI as a competitive advantage. 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. This month’s sponsor is Affiliated Monitors, Inc.

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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