The college football season has ended with UGA finally defeating UA. Tom and Jay turn their full attention to the NFL playoffs now and also look at some of the week’s top compliance and ethics stories this week in the Georgia Finally Beats Alabama edition.


1.     Carnival and Princess Cruise Lines violated DPA yet again. Matt Kelly in Radical Compliance. DOJ Press Release.

2.     Prioritizing items from the Strategy on Countering Corruption. Worth McMurray in the FCPA Blog.

3.     DOJ to look at short sellers. Jaclyn Jaeger in Compliance Week (sub req’d).

4.     Proposed framework for CCO liability analysis. Mengqi Sun in WSJ Risk & Compliance Journal.

5.     Manipulation on timing of FCPA enforcement action? Matthew Stephenson debunks a new article in GAB.

6.     ComTech comes to financial institution compliance. Christian Wunderly in the FCPA Blog.

7.     Phil Tetlock and Superforecasting come to risk management. Jim DeLoach in CCI.

8.     Ethics and FCPA predictions for 2022. Mike Volkov with a double dose of Carnac the Magnificent. Ethics here. FCPA here.

9.     Banks develop climate risk consortium. Aaron Nicodemus in Compliance Week(sub req’d)

10.  Liability of local representatives under GDPR. Kelly Hagedorn and Matthew Worby in Compliance and Enforcement.


11.  Tom and Matt Kelly conclude a 2-part podcast series on issues they are following in 2022.  On Compliance into the Weeds, Part 1 and Part 2.

12.  In January on The Compliance Life, I visit with Valerie Charles, partner at StoneTurn. Val has one of the most interesting journeys in compliance. In Part 1, she discussed her academic background and early professional career. In Part 2, she discusses her move to ComTech.

13.  The Compliance Podcast Network welcomes Professor Karen Woody and her new podcast, Classroom Insider. In this most unique pod, Karen interviews some of her student to tell the history of insider trading. In Episode 4, Colin Manchester discusses the evolution of the disclose or abstain rule.

14.  Mikhail Reider-Gordon returns in Lies, Spies & Corporate Crimes: The Wirecard Saga, with Season 2, Episode 3 Shell Games.

15.  Check out 31 Days to a More Effective Compliance Program returns, which runs for the month of January, from January 1 to January 31. Available on the Compliance Podcast NetworkMegaphoneiTunes, and all other top podcast platforms.

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