As Gronk ends his self-imposed isolation from the Pats to rejoin the Golden Boy in Tampa Bay, self-distancing Tom and Jay are back to consider some of the top compliance articles and stories which caught their collective eye this week.

  1. For the SEC drops a Friday Happy Hour FCPA enforcement action involving ENI. Matt Kelly breaks the story in Radical Compliance. Tom provides lessons learned in the FCPA Compliance and Ethics Blog. Tom and Matt take a deep dive in their podcast Compliance into the Weeds. Harry Cassin in the FCPA Blog. Dylan Tokar reports in the WSK Risk and Compliance Journal.
  2. Tenacious whistleblower awarded $27MM. Kevin LaCroix in the D&O Diary.
  3. Some post COVID-19 scenarios. Gemma Aiolfi explores in the FCPA Blog.
  4. Leaders, dirty hands and COVID-19. Muel Kaptien in Risk and Compliance Platform Europe.
  5. Data and security requirements are here to stay. William Schildknecht in NYU’s Compliance and Enforcement Blog.
  6. Why companies should leave compliance alone. Jenna Voss, Christina Arianna and Chase Goldstein In CCI.
  7. EY takes a brand beating. Martin Woods in Compliance Week. (Sub Req’d)
  8. Where was, and is, and will be your Board? Carrie Penman asks in Navex Global’s Ethics and Compliance Matters
  9. Can the government forgfeit a defense lawyers fees? Sara Kropf explores in Part 2 on Grand Jury Target.
  10. On Compliance and Coronavirus this week: Fizza Khan on financial regulation during COVID-19; Gordon Firemark on force majeure; Sundar Narayanan on a CCO using empathy during the coronavirus crisis.
  11. On the Compliance Podcast Network, Tom continues his month of exploring continuous improvement, all on 31 Days to a More Effective Compliance Program. This week saw the following offerings:Monday-keeping track of current events for continuous improvement; Tuesday-big data and continuous improvement; Wednesday-using big data; Thursday-measuring the effectiveness of a compliance program;  Friday-Proactive monitoring for continuous improvement. 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 Jay Rosen is Mr. Monitor and can be reached at