Thomas Fox
Compliance Evangelist

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Phone: 832-744-0264
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  • Business Organizations
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Energy & Utilities
  • International Law & Trade
  • Securities Law
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This Week in FCPA-Episode 62, the Kids are Back edition [Video]

Show Notes for This Week in FCPA-Episode 62, for the week ending July 21, the Kids are Back Edition   This week, Jay and I return for a wide-ranging discussion on some of the week’s top compliance and ethics related stories,…more
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Clarence Darrow, the Scopes Monkey Trial and Leadership

Today we honor one of the ‘Trials of the Century’ from the 20th century, as on this day in 1925, the Scopes Monkey Trial ended with defense attorney Clarence Darrow giving one of his greatest closing arguments, asking for his…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

Day 13 of One Month to More Effective Internal Controls-Code of Conduct as an Internal Control [Video]

Last year, one of the most interesting non-Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement actions was announced by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). It involved a clear quid pro quo benefit paid out by United…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Everything Compliance-Episode 14 [Audio]

Show Notes for Everything Compliance-Episode 14 Topics from Matt: 1.Trump Administration & FCPA enforcement— we have two declinations now; maybe a compare-and-contrast, and speculation on what a tough Trump Admin enforcement…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Day 12 of One Month to More Effective Internal Controls-Board Oversight as an Internal Control [Video]

Is a Board of Directors a compliance internal control? I think the clear answer is yes. In the FCPA Guidance, in the Ten Hallmarks of an Effective Compliance Program, there are two specific references to the obligations of a…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Tribute to Martin Landau and Strength in the Middle

A company must have more than simply a good ‘Tone-at-the-Top’; it must move it down through the organization from senior management to middle management and into its lower ranks. This means that one of the tasks of any company,…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

New Revenue Recognition Standard – Part VI: What Does Mean?

Over several blog posts, I have explored in detail the new Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Accounting Standards Update No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606), which set forth a new Revenue…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

COMPLIANCE INTO THE WEEDS-EPISODE 46-THE POTTED PLANT EDITION [Video]

In this episode, Matt Kelly and I discuss the recent Second Circuit Court of Appeals decision in HSBC v. Moore. In this case a federal district court had ordered the release of redacted monitor’s report in the HSBC…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Day 11 of One Month to More Effective Internal Controls-Internal Controls for Gifts, Travel and Entertainment [Video]

It is reasonable to expect that internal controls over gifts, travel and entertainment (GTE) be designed to ensure that all satisfy the criteria as defined in company policies. Generally speaking, these are fairly narrow,…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Farewell to George Romero, Zombies and District Court Supervision of DPAs

I take a break from my series on the new standard for revenue recognition to honor George Romero who passed away this weekend. If you have watched any monster/zombie picture over the past 50 years, you have witnessed the…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

Day 10 of One Month to More Effective Internal Controls-Internal Controls for Third Parties [Video]

Today I want to look at internal controls for third parties. One of the questions that GSK faced during the bribery and corruption investigation of its Chinese operations is how an allegedly massive bribery and corruption scheme…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Leadership Lesson from Andrew Jackson and Veto of the Second Bank Charter [Video]

In this episode, I consider the leadership lessons which can be drawn from our 7th President Andrew Jackson. I focus largely on the crisis surrounding the charter of the Second National Bank of the United States, which played…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Franchise Law, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

New Revenue Recognition Standard – Part V: Allocation and Revenue Recognition

I continue to explore the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606), for public business entities, certain not-for-profit…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

FCPA Compliance Report-Episode 342, Melanie Johnson [Video]

In this episode, I visit with Melanie Johnson, co-founder of Elite Online Publishing, which aids entrepreneurs, business leaders, and professional athletes to create, publish, and market their books, to build their business and…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Day 9 of One Month to More Effective Internal Controls-Mapping Your Compliance Internal Controls [Video]

As they made clear with several FCPA enforcement actions in 2016, the SEC has placed a renewed interest in the accounting provisions of the FCPA, specifically the internal controls provisions. The BHP enforcement continued this…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law
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