As we celebrate all things Star Wars on the May the Fourth Be With You edition, Jay Rosen and myself take a look at some of the top compliance stories over the past week.
- Panasonic settles FCPA enforcement action. Tom spends most of the week on it Background, the Bribery Schemes, a 20% Discountand Lessons Learned. Henry Cutter explores the due diligence and Trace Certification issues in the WSJ Risk and CorruptionJournal as does Kelly Swanson in GIR (sub req’d).
- Former VW CEO indicted in emissions-testing scandal. Jack Ewing reports in the NYTand Adrienne Roberts and Christina Rogers report in the WSJ. Dick Cassin reports in the FCPA Blog.
- What does the D&B declination mean for self-disclosure? Clara Hudson explores in GIR (sub req’d).
- An interesting UK court case considers whether lawyer interviews are privileged when the company agrees to a DPA with the SFO. For an English lawyer perspective, see article in the FCPA Blogby Susan Hawley. For another perspective, see the article by Debevoise & Plimpton lawyers Karolos Seeger, Andrew Lee and Robin Lööf in the NYU Compliance and Enforcement Journal.
- Are you using data to power your compliance program? If not you are missing the boat say Ren McEachern and Roy Pollitt in the FCPA Blog.
- Two looks at speaking up in a company. Jonathan Marks on how to win back employees trust so they will use a hotline. From an article in Fraud Magazine, he cross-posted on his blog. Henry Cutter interview Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. CCO Antonio Fernández on building a speak up culture in WSJ Risk and Compliance Journal.
- Matt Kelly joins us for a special breaking news segment on 5 steps law enforcement officials expect you to engage in if you have a data breach. See Matt’s article in Radical Compliance.
- What are the GDPR implications for whistleblowing? Vera Cherepanova explores in the FCPA Blog.
- Another week, another declination, this time for Transocean. Kelly Swanson reports in GIR(sub req’d).
- Tom announces publication date of his next book, The Complete Compliance Handbook, which will be available on May 21, 2018 on Amazon.com. It is available for PreSale here.
- Tom has a busy May planned. Join him at Brazil’s largest compliance conference, the 6th International Compliance Congress, held by LEC – Legal, Ethics and Compliance, May 8 to 10, in São Paulo, Brazil. Registration and information here; Hear him speak to the Houston chapter of ACAMS, from 11:30 -2 PM on Thursday May 17thin Houston on “Driving Compliance and Ethics through Data Analysis”. Information and registration here;and join in a session on Using Frameworks to Prove Compliance Competency at Compliance Week 2018 in Washington DC, May 20-23. Information and registration are here.
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