A big tip of the hat to the Liverpool Football Club for its stunning 4-0 trouncing of Barcelona at Anfield to roar back into the Champions League finals for the second consecutive year. With Tom still singing You’ll Never Walk Alone, he takes a break to join Jay to discuss both events some of this week’s top compliance and ethics stories which caught their collective eyes.

  1. Roger Ng extradited to US. Is he cooperating with authorities? Will he flip on Goldman Sachs? Matthew Goldstein reports in the NYT. Yantoultra Ngui, Nicole Hong and Aruna Viswanatha all report in the WSJ.
  2. Want to take a deep dive into the 2019 Guidance. Check out Tom’s 7-part series on the FCPA Compliance Blogand Mike Volkov’s 6-part series on Corruption Crime and Compliance.
  3. Who are the Top Minds for 2019? Compliance Weekannounces its award winners.
  4. Regime change ensnares two more companies: Shell and ENI. Kelly Gilblom , Jonathan Browning , and Chiara Albanese all report in Bloomberg.
  5. What is the Corporate Identification Doctrine in Canada and the UK? Lincoln Caylor and Nathan Shaheen discuss in the FCPA Blog.
  6. Would you but a new plane from Boeing? Natalie Kitroeff and David Gelles report in the NYT.
  7. Should compliance be siloed? Bonnie Eslinger reports in Law360.
  8. What is moral harassment and will it ever be prosecuted in the US. Jon Rusch considers a French criminal action in Dipping Through Geometries.
  9. In Part 2 of a two-part series on monitors, Jay discusses dealing with a monitor after the settlement. On Corporate Compliance Insights.
  10. What happens when the DOJ outsources its investigations? Sara Kropf discusses on theGrand Jury Target Lawyers from RichardsKibbe discuss in NYU’s Compliance and EnforcementBlog.
  11. Two low level players convicted in NCAA bribery case. Billy Witz reports in the NYT.
  12. Tom has a special 5-part podcast series with Don Stern, Managing Director at AMI on Use of Monitors by Defense Counsel. Check out the following: Part 1-Introduction;Part 2-the Nuts and Bolts; Part 3– Case Studies; Part 4-in the Health Care industry; Part 5-Non-Profits and Varsity Blues. The podcast is available on multiple sites: the FCPA Compliance Report, iTunes, JDSupra, Megaphone,YouTube,  Spotifyand Corporate Compliance Insights. The Compliance Podcast Network
  13. Join Tom and Mike Volkov for a webinar on best practices internal investigations on the new DOJ 2019 Guidance, Friday May 17 at 2 PM EDT. It is sponsored by Hanzo and hosted by Sean Freidlin. For information and registration, click here.
  14. Join Tom and Jay at Compliance Week 2019. It is one of the top compliance and ethics conferences of the year. This year, Tom is joined by Jonathan Marks in leading a pre-conference workshop on Sunday afternoon about handling internal investigations and performing a root cause analysis. Monday will include a keynote address from the always popular Hui Chen, Tuesday Preet Bharara. To review the full agenda, see who is speaking or to review the registration information click on the appropriate link. Best of all, if you have read this blog,  you are eligible for a discount on the conference cost. Enter code “TOM300” at checkout to save $300 from your registration.
  15. Finally, if you are in Houston on May 16th please plan to join the Greater Houston Business and Ethics Roundtable to help us honor Protiviti’s Jim DeLoach as our 2019 Bette Steed Leadership in Business Ethics honoree. The event is form 6-9 PM. Details and registration are here.

Tom Fox is the Compliance Evangelist and can be reached at tfox@tfoxlaw.com. Jay Rosen is Mr. Monitor and can be reached at jrosen@affiliatedmonitors.com.

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