The Memorial Day weekend traditionally signifies the start of summer. What does it mean this year? Self-distancing Tom and Jay are back to consider some of the top compliance articles and stories which caught their collective eye this week.

  1. How can you assess a conflict of interest risk? Jeff Kaplan in the Conflict of Interest blog.
  2. Deemed exports rears its ugly head in Higher Ed. Matt Kellyexplains in Radical Compliance.
  3. Mike Volkov takes a deep dive into beneficial ownership in a four-part series on Corruption Crime and Compliance.
  4. What were the top anti-compliance enforcement developments from this decade. James Koukios and Amanda Aikman in CCI.
  5. What steps can you take to refresh your whistleblower system? Lawyers from Wachtell Lipton opine in NYU’s Compliance and Enforcement Blog.
  6. What does a modern bank heist look like? Jon Rusch explores in Dipping Through Geometries.
  7. What are some old school fraud schemes? Francine McKenna discusses in The Dig.
  8. How can company’s win the trust of whistleblowers back? Jonathan Marks in Board and Fraud.
  9. Three more (former) KPMG partners go down in the firm’s test cheating scandall. Aaron Nicodemus in Compliance Week. (sub req’d)
  10. Interested in moving to the CCO chair? Check in on this month’s edition of The Compliance Life where Tom visits with Ellen Hunt, CCO at AARP. In this Part 3, Hunt discusses what happens when you finally sit in CCO chair. New episodes appear each Tuesday in May at 1 PM CST. The Compliance Life is now available on iTunes.
  11. On Compliance and Coronavirus this week: John Shegerian explains why data is the new oil in the time of Covid-19; Matt Whitteker on supply chain risks in this health crisis; Matt Kelly joins me to discuss the requirement for Covid-19 health attestation by Massachusetts businesses reopening in Phase 1 of the state’s reopening. Compliance and Coronavirus is available on iTunes here.
  12. On the Compliance Podcast Network, this month topic: written standards; all on 31 Days to a More Effective Compliance Program. This week’s offerings: Monday-Charitable donation enforcement actions; Tuesday-Opinion Release guidance on charitable donations; Wednesday-Policies and procedures on charitable donations; Thursday– Policies on political contributions; Friday– the problems with Facilitation Payments. Note 31 Days to a More Effective Compliance Program now has its own iTunes channel.

Tom Fox is the Compliance Evangelist and can be reached at Jay Rosen is Mr. Monitor and can be reached at