Activision Trying to Right the Ship

By Matt Kelly | October 24, 2021 |

Activision Blizzard is looking to hire at least 19 people to build up its ethics and compliance function, as part of a broader effort to address complaints from regulators and employees that the company tolerated a poor corporate culture for years.  The hiring plans were announced in a staff memo circulated last week by Frances…

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Compliance Jobs Report: Oct. 22

By Matt Kelly | October 22, 2021 |

The Compliance Jobs Report this week has personnel moves at AAR Corp., CareMax, Oxford University Press (a departure there), and several compliance hires at CEVA Logistics, to name only a few. We have some work anniversaries to note, job leads in higher education, healthcare, and security guards; and our Meme of the Week goes out…

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CFTC’s $200M Whistleblower Award

By Matt Kelly | October 21, 2021 |

Here’s news that will leave whistleblowers speechless: the Commodities and Futures Trading Commission just gave out the largest whistleblower award in U.S. history, a $200 million windfall reportedly going to a former Deutsche Bank executive who provided crucial help in unraveling the LIBOR rate-fixing scandal. The CFTC won’t confirm the whistleblower’s identity, but the person…

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‘Master of Kickbacks’ and Credit Suisse

By Matt Kelly | October 21, 2021 |

Compliance professionals have another large FCPA enforcement action to pore over this week, thanks to the perpetually struggling Credit Suisse and several economic development loans for the country of Mozambique that were, quite literally, soaked in corruption.  The headline, announced on Tuesday, is that Credit Suisse will pay $475 million to regulators in the United…

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Gloomy Stats on Workplace Misconduct

By Matt Kelly | October 19, 2021 |

Another week, another report trying to quantify the breadth and cost of workplace misconduct. This one comes from Vault Platform, an internal reporting startup; and the rather gloomy headline here is that roughly half of all office workers in Britain and the United States have experienced some form of misconduct during their careers.  Vault released…

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What Makes Incident Management Tick

By Matt Kelly | October 18, 2021 |

Last week I had the good fortune to moderate a webinar on incident management programs, and I have to admit — by the end of the hour, I had a much more nuanced appreciation for the things that make an incident management program succeed. Usually when I think about incident management, my mind immediately goes…

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Compliance Jobs Report: Oct. 15

By Matt Kelly | October 15, 2021 |

Lots of interesting items in the Compliance Jobs Report this week! News from CoinFlip in crypto, Chewy in pet foods, Akili in video game biotech (seriously), and many more! We also have a few promotions to note, job leads in financial services and manufacturing, some news from tech vendors, and Meme of the Week goes…

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Penalties, Monitors, and More

By Matt Kelly | October 13, 2021 |

Last week the head of enforcement at the Securities and Exchange Commission made notable remarks about more aggressive use of monetary penalties in SEC enforcement actions. A friend of mine then asked an excellent question: Could more aggressive use of penalties also affect how companies deal with the Justice Department?  For lots of compliance officers,…

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PCAOB Alert on Audits, External Data

By Matt Kelly | October 11, 2021 |

The PCAOB published fresh guidance last week about how auditors should handle evidence supplied by others to help the auditor assess financial statements, important performance or valuation metrics, and, well, all the other stuff that can go into an audit report these days.  The guidance is formally titled “Evaluating Relevance and Reliability of Audit Evidence…

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Compliance Jobs Report: Oct. 8

By Matt Kelly | October 8, 2021 |

The Compliance Jobs Report this week has updates in aluminum, pharmaceuticals, financial services, and even government service in the great state of Michigan! Plus a notable hire in the compliance consulting world, and job openings from food service to pharma to higher education. Our Meme of the Week goes out to players of Uno. As…

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Technically, Radical Compliance is the personal blog of Matt Kelly, long-time writer and observer of the corporate compliance and GRC scene. I was a writer, editor, and publisher at Compliance Week, 2003 through 2015; some of you may know me from my career there. I also speak frequently at compliance conferences and other events, and will pretty much shoot the breeze on any compliance topic with anyone who asks.

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