In this episode, Jay Rosen and myself take a look at some of the top compliance stories over the past week as we celebrate Texas Independence Day.

  1. The fallout and discussion from the Supreme Court decision in Digital Realty v. Somes continues. Tom examines the legal basis of the decision here; the issues raised by the decision here; considers some of the issues from the perspective of the compliance practitioner in a podcast with Roy Snell here; and takes a deep dive into the weeds of the decision in a podcast with Matt Kelly here.
  2. Tetradata and Exterran received declinations. Dick Cassin reports on Tetradata and Exterran in the FCPA Blog.
  3. Bill Coffin continues his string of great posts. He writes about the ethical and compliance lessons from the recently concluded Winter Olympics in his Compliance Week
  4. Want to open a bank account along the Texas-Mexico border? Better hurry as many branches are closing due to AML concerns. Sam Rubenfeld reports in the WSJ Risk and Compliance Journal. Matt Kelly considers it from the ‘derisking risk’ perspective in Radical Compliance.
  5. Fresenius Medical Care reserves €200 million in FCPA enforcement action. Jaclyn Jaeger reports in Compliance Week.
  6. Adam Winkler asks what rights should corporations have, in the Wall Street Journal.
  7. What are the top 5 security and compliance trends to watch for 2018? Anthony West explores in Corporate Compliance Insights.
  8. What is the difference in big data and small data? Ben Locwin explains it in Pharmaceutical Online.
  9. Will there finally be sunshine on sexual harassment settlements? Joe Mont reports on the proposed the Sunlight in Workplace Harassment Act, in Compliance Week.
  10. Jay reports on the ABA White Collar Conference recently concluded in San Diego.
  11. Tom announces presales of his next book, the Complete Compliance Handbook, which will be published by Compliance Week in April 2018. It is available for PreSale here.
  12. Happy Texas Independence Day!

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In this episode, Jay Rosen and myself take a look at some of the top compliance stories over the past week.

  1. A very interesting article by T. Markus Funk and Andrew Boutros entitled, “The Evolution and Status of ‘Carbon Copy”. For the full copy go to Bloomberg White Collar Report.
  2. Time to go back to college and take that Econ course as John Bray explores the intersection of sunk costs and third party bribery payments, in the FCPA Blog.
  3. Bill Coffin really nails it this week. He opines that compliance officers are the conscious of a company in his Compliance Week (sub req’d)
  4. Dick Cassin notes that the Justice Department ends its investigation of Core Labs the company’s relationship to Unaoil (here) and Juniper Networks gets a Declination (here). Henry Cutter explains both the WSJ Risk and Compliance Journal.
  5. The PdVSA ‘management team’ in charge of bribes are all indicted over money-laundering based on FCPA violations. Sam Rubenfeld leads the coverage in the WSJ Risk and Compliance Journal.
  6. Sally Afonso explains why you need to get out of our compliance conference comfort zone, in the SCCE Compliance and Ethics Blog.
  7. Joe Mont explores whether businesses misuse NDAs in his article, “Companies twist and abuse non-disclosure agreements”. See article in Compliance Week (sub req’d)
  8. Ethisphere announces its 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies Awards, see Press Release Matt Kelly explores some of the key similarities in Radical Compliance.
  9. Tom announces presales of his next book, the Complete Compliance Handbook, which will be published by Compliance Week in April 2018. You can find out more on his website by clicking here.