As the state of Texas goes dark due to cold weather and our jr. Senator Ted Cruz (#CancunTed) heads out to Mexico to get away from it all, Tom and Jay look at this week’s stories top compliance and ethics stories which caught their interest on This Week in FCPA.

  1. How does weather inform compliance? Tom explores from an undisclosed power and water free location in Texas. Managing Risk, Root Cause Analysis and Continuous Risk Assessments.
  2. What is the ‘Baader-Meinhof phenomenon’ and how does it inform compliance? Dick Cassin explores in the FCPA Blog.
  3. Embezzlement and corruption? CISCO discloses both in a filing. Dylan Tokar in the WSJ Risk and Compliance Journal.
  4. Former Braskem CEO in talks to plead out. Dylan Tokar in the WSJ Risk and Compliance Journal.
  5. Hiring and screening in a pandemic. Matt Jaye in CCI.
  6. How does Tom Brady (TB12) inform compliance? Jay explores in this LinkedIn
  7. Where is SEC enforcement going under Biden. Dylan Tokar in the WSJ Risk and Compliance Journal.
  8. On The Compliance Life, Natalia Shehadeh, CCO at ABB joins me this month. In the first episode, Natalia explained why she choose the compliance profession. Check out the Episode 1 and Episode 2. In Episode 3, Natalia discusses moving into the CCO chair.
  9. New podcasts out on the Compliance Podcast Network this month. In ComTech, Valerie Charles joins Tom for an exploration of the intersection of compliance and technology. Episode 2 which posted Monday, February 8, featured Parth Chanda, the Skywalker of Compliance. In Big Brains in Compliance, Tom is joined by Stephen Martin to visit with some of the top thinkers and doers in compliance. It premiered February 22. Finally Tom premiers a new video podcast (PodTube) on YouTube. The Compliance Handbook, a podcast on the nuts and bolts of compliance. In Episode 1, he is joined by Stephen Martin to talk about how to best think through a comprehensive compliance program. In Episode 2, Tom was joined by Mike Volkov to discuss the Board’s role in Compliance.
  10. A new AMI podcast is out, Integrity Through Compliance. It will have AMI’s expert observations and guidance in the fields of ethics, antitrust, healthcare, government contracting, corporate governance, cybersecurity, construction, telecommunications, consumer protection and more. In the Episode 1, AMI founder Vin DiCianni visits with AMI MD Jerry Coyne the future of telehealth & home healthcare during a pandemic and beyond. In Epsiode 2, Brenda Morris and Dionne Lomax visit with Jennifer Newton. In upcoming Episode 3 on February 24, Joseph K. West, Partner & Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Duane Morris joins the podcast.
  11. On Thursday, February 25, join the “Ask an Expert FINQuiry” webinar on DOLFIN: K2 Integrity’s financial crimes compliance experts will respond to your AML/CFT, sanctions, and other financial-integrity-related questions. Information and Registration here.
  12. Join the Baker Tilly Fraud 1st Annual Fraud and Compliance Summit, Tuesday, Feb 23, 2021, to Thursday, Feb 25, 2021. Details and registration here.
  13. Interested in podcasting? Want to be a part of a Guiness World Record attempt? PodFest Global Summit is a gathering for those who are passionate about sharing their voice and message with the world through audio and video. Join Tom and others at Podfest Global Summit at any time during March 1-5. Best all of listeners to this podcast can attend at no charge. Register here, using promo code CPN.
  14. Tom announces his latest book, The Compliance Handbook, 2nd edition is available for presale purchase. Use Use the code FOX25 and go hereThe Compliance Handbook 2ndedition will be available in both print and eBook editions.

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