As federal judge Emmet Sullivan reminded the Justice Department that he, not they, run his court this week, 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. Former Wal-Mart lawyer sues for allegedly refusing to change internal investigation report on FCPA. Matt Kelly in Radical Compliance. Dylan Tokar in the WSJ Risk & Compliance Journal.
  2. How to mobilize for an internal investigation. In the WSK Risk & Compliance Journal.
  3. What is trade based money laundering? Jon Rausch in Dipping Through Geometries.
  4. Moving towards a more agile compliance and internal audit. Alex Movchan interviews Alkistis Gkiosi for the Risk and Compliance Platform Europe.
  5. What steps can you take to safeguard a compliance program during Covid-19? Kara Brockmeyer, Andrew M. Levine and Philip Rohlikin opine in NYU’s Compliance and Enforcement Blog.
  6. Should the role of the CCO be expanded? Klaus Moosemeyer says yes in the FCPA Blog.
  7. Using data analytics in a compliance regime. Szilvia Andriasik in the FCPA Blog.
  8. A new cyber-compliance playbook? Rod Rosenstein & Sumon Dantiki in Compliance Week. (sub req’d)
  9. How to handle an internal investigation in during Covid-19? Lara Burke & Dominique Strieder in Compliance Week. (sub req’d)
  10. Interested in moving to the CCO chair? Check in on this month’s edition of The Compliance Life where Tom visits with Ellen Hunt, CCO at AARP. In this Part 2, Hunt relates how to move towards the CCO chair. New episodes appear each Tuesday in May at 1 PM CST. The Compliance Life is now available on iTunes.
  11. On Compliance and Coronavirus this week: Megan Dougherty explains why you should be pod-curious; Andrew Rawson on the new normal of employee relations during and after Covid-19; JohnPetrovski and Jim Belin  on how the economy may reopen and the markets play out. Compliance and Coronavirus.
  12. On the Compliance Podcast Network, this month topic: written standards; all on 31 Days to a More Effective Compliance Program. This week’s offerings: Monday-Operationalization of your Code of Conduct; Tuesday-Introduction to policies and procesures; Wednesday-Revising your policies and procedures; Thursday– Policies and procedures on gifts and business entertainment; Friday– Policies and procedures on travel. Note 31 Days to a More Effective Compliance Program now has its own iTunes channel.

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