As Boeing finally takes a much-needed step and fires confrontational CEO, Dennis Muilenburg, Tom and Jay are recovered enough from their respective holiday food comas to consider some of this holiday week’s top compliance and ethics stories which caught their collective eyes.

  1. Boeing CEO (finally) fired. Natalie Kitroeff and David Gelles report on his missteps in NYT. Andy Pasztor, Doug Cameron and report on his replacement in the WSJ. Tom and Matt consider ethics and the CEO in this week’s Compliance into the Weeds.
  2. Deputy AAG Mathew Miner on why companies should invest in compliance. Dylan Tokar in the WSJ Risk and Compliance Journal.
  3. Another DPA for the SFO and more corporate individuals acquitted at trial. Susan Hawley in the FCPA Blog.
  4. What is a textbook internal investigation? Matt Kelly explores in Radical Compliance.
  5. Is the Morning Show on Apple TV a wakeup call for corporate America? Sean Freidlin explores in a LinkedIn
  6. What is the role of ESG in corp investing? John Huggie in the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance.
  7. The comp angle to managing multi-generations. Elliott Dinkin in CCI.
  8. What is operational resilience and why does it matter? Matt Kelly explores in Navex Global’s Ethics and Compliance Matters blog.
  9. How does Santa inform your compliance program? Tom explains in the FCPA Compliance and Ethics Blog.
  10. On the Compliance Podcast Network, this week Tom concluded a two-part series with MoFo partner James Koukios on the firm’s International Anti-Corruption Newsletter. Part 1 was the September newsletter and Part 2 was the October newsletter. Another two-parter you will want to check out is the Everything Compliance gang’s two-part podcast series reviewing compliance in 2019 under the Trump Administration. Part 1 features Tom, Matt Kelly and Jay Rosen. Part 2 features Sarah Hadden, Mike Volkov and Jonathan Armstrong.

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