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The FCPA Compliance Report is the longest running podcast in the in compliance and business ethics. Join its award-winning host, Tom Fox, the Voice of Compliance as he visits with top compliance practitioners, key figures from business, the government and law firms in the top podcast dedicated to all things compliance.

    Trish Refo-Lawyers in the Public Square

    Trish Refo-Lawyers in the Public Square

    In this episode of the FCPA Compliance Report, I am joined by Trish Refo, Immediate Past President of the ABA. Trish recently penned an article for the ABA magazine entitled “Lawyers in the Public Square”. In this article Trish spoke about the need for lawyers to do more then to simply follow the law but to “model civility and respect in broader society and in the public square”. We discuss the article and some of Trish’s highlights as President of the ABA. Highlights of this podcast include:

    Why Trish wrote ‘Lawyers in the Public Sqaure’?

    When we were sworn in, we took an oath to follow the laws and constitution our state. Do we owe more as lawyers?

    Why do you feel lawyers have a duty to “model civility and respect in broader society and in the public square”?

    You wrote about the need for lawyers to engage in ‘self-examination’ as a profession. Why do we need to do so?

    Why do lawyers need to do more than ‘avoid violation of the rules’?

    Why do you believe lawyers bring ‘real morality into the legal consciousness’?

    What is the role of the ABA in facilitating this self-examination?

    Why is the role of the ABA as important as it has ever been?

    How can lawyers get more involved in this effort through the ABA?

    How can law firms help facilitate this conversation through the ABA?

    The 3 things you are most proud from tenure as President of the ABA?

    Resources
    Wilmer and Snell
    Lawyers in the Public Square
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    • 30 min
    Dean Cherie Taylor on a Compliance Certification at STCL

    Dean Cherie Taylor on a Compliance Certification at STCL

    In this Episode of the FCPA Compliance Report, I am joined by Cherie Taylor, Vice President, Associate Dean for Academics, Professor of Law, and Director of Institute for International Legal Practice & National Security at South Texas College of Law Houston. We discuss the school’s new initiative in the compliance arena. Highlights of this podcast include:

    Professional background of Dean Taylor. 

    Her work at South Texas College of Law Houston.

    STCL’s Institute for International Law and National Security.

    A Certificate Program in Compliance.

    International transactions and compliance.

    STCL at 100 and beyond.

    Resources
    Dean Cherie Taylor
    South Texas College of Law Houston
    STCL International Legal Practice and National Security
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    • 28 min
    Bill Athanas- Factors In Defending White Collar Criminal Cases

    Bill Athanas- Factors In Defending White Collar Criminal Cases

    In this Episode of the FCPA Compliance Report, I am joined by Bill Athanas, partner at the Waller Law Firm in Birmingham. Bill is a former DOJer in the Fraud Section who worked on FCPA enforcement actions in the first decade of the 21st century before moving to the US Attorney’s Office in Birmingham. From there he moved to the Waller Law Firm. Highlights of this podcast include:

    His work at Main Justice and later in the US Attorney’s Office in Birmingham.

    Nature of his current practice.

    Why the Principles of Federal Prosecution (PFP), Justice Manual, §9-27.001, are so critical to a white collar defense practice.

    A lengthy discussion of his article Am I Going to Get Indicted?


    UT moving to the SEC.

    For more information on The Waller Law Firm, check out their website here. Check out Bill’s profile here. Check out Bill’s article, Am I Going to Get Indicted?
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    • 36 min
    Randy Sorrels-A New Law Firm

    Randy Sorrels-A New Law Firm

    In this Episode of the FCPA Compliance Report, I am joined by Randy Sorrels, an old colleague in the legal practice from Houston. Randy is also a former President of the State Bar of Texas. He also started a new law firm with his wife Alex at the height of the pandemic. He visits about his new law firm, his innovative use of social media and real commitment to bringing diversity to his practice.
    Highlights of this podcast include:

    Professional background and what he learned at his prior firms.

    A confluence of events led to his open The Sorrels Law Firm.

    Hiring talent that is not only diverse racially but also diverse in professional backgrounds beyond law.

    Trying cases during a pandemic.

    Practicing law as a trial lawyer in 2021.

    Innovative use of social media to publicize the new law firm.

    The importance of the State Bar of Texas.

    What SealPT meant to the both of us.

    For more information on The Sorrels Law Firm, check out their website here. Check out Randy’s profile here.
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    • 38 min
    Raise Your Game, Not Your Voice

    Raise Your Game, Not Your Voice

    In this Episode of the FCPA Compliance Report, I am joined by Lisa Beth Lentini Walker and Stef Tschida, co-authors of the book Raise Your Game, Not Your Voice. They explain what happens when a compliance professional and communications expert sit down and write a book. Their book presents actionable insights into how to forge relationships across the organization, craft a compelling compliance narrative, and spur your audience to action. Highlights of this podcast include:

    Their professional backgrounds. 

    Why they wrote the book.

    Why storytelling is so critical in compliance.

    How to set up a communications plan for your compliance messaging.

    Why it is necessary to become an organizational scholar. 

    Top takeaways from the book by both Lisa Beth and Stef. 

    How to use the book. 


    Raise Your Game, Not Your Voice was published by CCI. It is available for purchase in bound and eCopy formats here. Purchase on Amazon.com here. 
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    • 29 min
    Karen Woody on Comings and Goings at the SEC

    Karen Woody on Comings and Goings at the SEC

    In this Episode of the FCPA Compliance Report, I am joined by Professor Karen Woody to look at the current state of the SEC in the Biden Administration. Highlights of this podcast include:
    A.    SEC-Early Impressions

    SEC debate in the public arena between the commissioners. 

    Early impressions of SEC Chair Gensler.

    What are some of the top priorities you have seen so far from the SEC?

    Has new enforcement life been breathed into the SEC?

    B.     Specific Topics

    Where will SEC enforcement go on SPACs? Will Lordstown Motors be a harbinger or simply just another accounting fraud?

    Non-bribery FCPA enforcement under books and records/internal control provisions. Does Tandy Leather continue this trend?

    What, if any role will SEC have in crypto regulation as a commodity? Or is it a financial instrument of some type?

    What other areas you are watching from the SEC for either guidance or enforcement?

    C.     Into the Future

    How, if any has the Coronavirus health crisis changed the SEC’s approach?

    When might we see the SEC under Gensler start to hit its stride? 


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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

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Well worth your time!

Tom Fox does a great job explaining compliance related things. What he does better than anyone is relate complex compliance topics to the real world. He weaves in stories about his Astros (and my Red Sox) and so much more. Nothing but respect for the FCPA master!

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