As President Trump says coronavirus is no big deal and cuts CDC funding because ‘who needs scientists or facts’, Jay and Tom suspend their breathing masks shopping to consider some of the top compliance articles and stories which caught their eye this week.

  1. The Wells Fargo DOJ/SEC settlement. Tom has a 4 part series on the FCPA Compliance and Ethics Blog. Matt Kelly has 2 parts on Radical Compliance. Mike Volkov on Corruption Crime and Compliance. Lawyers from Paul Weiss in NYU’s Compliance and Enforcement Blog.
  2. Lawrence Hoskins FCPA verdicts overturned by trial court. Dick Cassin reports in the FCPA Blog.
  3. The Ethisphere 2020 WME awards are out. Even better news this year. See Ethisphere Press Release and List of 2020 WME companies.
  4. Compliance Week takes a deep dive into coronavirus and its impacts. Aaron Nicodemus on disruptions of supply chains, Jaclyn Jaeger on coronavirus impact on audits and how tech, medical and retail and are all responding. All of these articles are behind the CW firewall however you can register for a free trial on Compliance Week and read all these articles at no cost. Simply go to Compliance Week site and register for a free account to view four articles at no charge.
  5. NY state Shield Act coming into effect shortly. Is your company ready? Matthew Levin in CCI.
  6. Wow moments in compliance, Part 2. Geert Vermeulen continues his 5-part series in Risk and Compliance Platform Europe.
  7. What is cognitive diversity and why does it matter? Vera Cherepanova reports in the FCPA Blog.
  8. Will corruption cost Equatorial Guinea its IMF bailout? Rick Messick in the Global Anti-Corruption Blog.
  9. On the Compliance Podcast Network, Tom concludes his one month look at the role of HR in compliance on 31 Days to a More Effective Compliance Program.This week saw the following offerings: Monday-using promotion to encourage compliance; Tuesday-tone in the middle of an organization; Wednesday-tone at the bottom of an organization; Thursday-Gap Analysis for HR;Friday-10 questions to pose to HR. Note 31 Days to a More Effective Compliance Program now has its own iTunes channel. If you want to binge out and listen to only these episodes, click here.
  10. Join Tom in Houston on March 10 as Convercent is hosting a Roundtable, from 12-2 at Steak 48. Our featured speaker will be Philip Winterburn and featured guest is Terri Springer from HP. We will focus on key KPIs for compliance. Information and Registration here.
  11. Join Tom in NYC on Thursday, March 12 as Convercent is hosting an Innovation Forum from 3:30-7 PM at Satina. This event will allow you to network with like-minded individuals within the ethics and compliance space and hear from Thomas Fox and Philip Winterburn as well. For more information and registration click here.
  12. If not Houston or NYC, how about joining Tom in Philly? Join Baker Tilly and the Philadelphia Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors for the 2020 Fraud and Ethics Symposium. Information here and registration here.

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