As Trump goes back into hiding in his bunker, the rest of the country continues to reopen. Self-Tom and Jay are back to consider some of the top compliance articles and stories over the past week.

  1. Final thoughts on the DOJ 2020 Update to the Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs. Tom summarizes the highlights on the FCPA Compliance and Ethics Blog. Mike Volkov gives his five top takeaways.
  2. Want to see examples of ham-fisted leadership. Matt Kelly on Radical Compliance. Tom and Matt take a deep dive in Compliance into the Weeds.
  3. Why does WFH raise compliance risks? Vera Cherapanova on the FCPA Blog.
  4. How did Jho Low use Kuwait to continue his fraud? Reporting in the WSJ.
  5. Common features of corruption and police brutality. Matthew Stephenson opines in GAB.
  6. How can you sharpen your cyber security? Jim DeLoach in CCI.
  7. How can you build a listen up culture? Bob Conlin on Navex Global’s Ethics and Compliance Matters
  8. Managing risk in compliance staffing. Kathryn Reimann on NYU’s Compliance and Enforcement Blog.
  9. Brian Benczkowski bails the DOJ. Dylan Tokar on the WSJ Risk and Compliance Journal.
  10. Interested in moving to the CCO chair? Check out my latest podcast series The Compliance Lifewhere I interview one CCO type for a month on their journey to the CCO chair and beyond. In on this month’s edition I visit with Ryan Rabalais. In this Part 2, he details why the corp compliance function can be seen as a Black Box. The Compliance Life is now available on iTunes.
  11. On Compliance and Coronavirus this week, I feature three podcasts from the folks at K2 Intelligence FIN: Gabe Hidalgo on lessons for financial institutions during the time of Covid-19; Sepideh Rowland on PPP and changing risks for financial institutions; Ray Dookhie joins me to discuss evolving fraud risk during the time of Covid-19. Compliance and Coronavirus is available on iTunes here.
  12. On the Compliance Podcast Network, this month topic: internal reporting and investigations; all on 31 Days to a More Effective Compliance Program. This week’s offerings: Monday-internal reporting and whistleblowers during layoffs; Tuesday-triage of allegations; Wednesday-the investigation protocol; Thursday– preparing for an investigation; Friday– selection of investigative counsel. Note 31 Days to a More Effective Compliance Program now has its own iTunes channel.
  13. Join Tom and Jonathan Marks for a webinar on the 2020 Update to the Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs. Thursday, June 18 at noon CT. Registration and information available here.
  14. Join Jay’s AMI colleagues Dionne Lomax and Jesse Caplan for a webinar entitled, “The DOJ’s New Guidance for Antitrust Compliance Programs + Special Considerations During the COVID Pandemic”. This webinar will discuss the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division’s recently announced initiative to encourage corporations to develop and implement effective antitrust compliance programs. Our panel will discuss the new guidance and special considerations during the COVID pandemic and provide practical tips for developing a comprehensive program, including tips on how to handle a federal and/or state antitrust investigations. The event will be held next Tuesday, June 16th, at 12P EST/9A PST. Registration and information can be found here.

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