Category: Off Topic

Can Money Buy An Election?

When Jeb Bush dropped out of the Presidential race this weekend, my first thought was about all that money. Running for elected office costs too much money and all that money is seen a corrupting influence. One of the most controversial rulings was Citizens United that broadened the rights of corporations and unions when comes

Compliance and Supreme Court Nomination

One of the most important roles of the President is appointing judges to the bench, with an opening on the Supreme Court being the most important. We are set for another battle over an opening because the process lacks a set of policies and procedures. The vast majority of Supreme Court cases are uninteresting except

Saying Goodbye To An Old Friend

The world got a little less interesting now that this big, bold, brash guy has left it. I have not posted in Compliance Building while I’ve been trying to deal with this loss. My best friend, Jeff Levine, was diagnosed with cancer just before Thanksgiving. He lost his battle against the disease last week. Jeff

Happy End of 2015

Whether 2015 was a great year or a terrible year for you, I hope that 2016 will be a better year. I hope that some of the stories I published this past year were useful. Be compliant in 2016  

‘Twas the Night….

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even the compliance….. That’s enough of my poetry. And frankly enough work for the day. I’m off to celebrate for a long weekend. Merry Christmas. Happy Holidays.

Happy Thanksgiving

That means an extra long weekend for me. In Boston, the big traffic rush was on Tuesday night to avoid the traffic on Wednesday. I think most people have a half day on Wednesday or the day off. I hope you get to enjoy a long weekend before the push for year-end. I’m going for

I Ask For Your Money

Compliance Building is a free resource I publish for me, and share with you, to help the compliance profession. It will still be free, but I’m asking for money. I should point out that the money is not for me; It’s for charity. I’m riding the 2015 Pan-Mass Challenge to raise money for the Dana-Farber

Norman Leventhal

Norman Leventhal, the founder of my firm, passed away this weekend. Norman had a tremendous influence on Boston. His legacy will be with us for generations. He developed or re-develeped some of Greater Boston’s best-known landmarks: Rowes Wharf, Center Plaza, the Hotel Meridien, 75 State Street, and South Station. He formed the Norman B. Leventhal