Compliance Bricks and Mortar for March 29

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These are some compliance-related stories that recently caught my attention.

Kathleen Edmond of Best Buy Receives ERC’s Carol R. Marshall Award for Innovation in Corporate Ethics

Established last year as a posthumous honor to former ERC Board member Carol R. Marshall, the award recognizes a chief ethics and compliance officer for innovation and leadership in building or enhancing a corporate ethics and compliance program. The ERC selects an honoree who is a national leader who advances the ethics and compliance field and serves as a role model in the profession.

The Crystal Ball: What Might Top the SEC’s Agenda? by Dave Lynn in

Mary Jo White’s nomination to be the 31st Chair of the SEC was approved last week by the Senate Banking Committee, in a vote of 21 to 1, and as noted in this article, her nomination goes on to the full Senate for consideration at some point soon after the Easter recess. With the possibility of a new Chair arriving soon, the question inevitably arises as to what will (or should) top the Corp Fin rulemaking agenda?

FBI has cooperating witness for soccer fraud probe

An FBI probe into alleged corruption in international soccer has recently intensified after investigators persuaded a key party to be a cooperating witness, U.S. law enforcement sources said…..The deepening of the probe indicates that a succession of corruption scandals involving FIFA and other international soccer bodies in the past few years may continue to cast a cloud over the sport for some time.