Category: Podcasts

Episode 138: Employee Relations and Engagement in the New COVID-19 Pandemic Era

Companies face new challenges in employee relations and promoting employee engagement in the COVID-19 pandemic era.  Companies have to ensure employee a safe workplace with appropriate modifications to mitigate COVID-19 risks.  At the same time, companies have to reinforce the importance of reporting employee concerns, and respond to these concerns in a prompt and reliable manner. In this episode, Michael Volkov discusses the new employee...

Episode 136 — Justice Department Fraud Enforcement in the Pandemic Era

The Justice Department and the FBI have quickly acted to focus on fraudsters and hoarders who are preying on the public panic in response to the pandemic. DOJ has focused on new fraud schemes promising miracle cures and other means to take advantage of the public on the Internet.  At the same time, DOJ and the FBI have targeted hoarders of critical medical supplies who...

Episode 132 — Key Elements of an Effective Antitrust Compliance Program

Companies need to review and enhance their antitrust compliance programs, especially those companies with tangible antitrust risks. In designing an effective antitrust compliance program, there are five key elements to an antitrust compliance program: (1) Risk Assessment;  (2) Culture and Senior Management Buy-In; (3) Monitoring and Testing; (4) Training; and (5) Speak Up and Reporting Systems. In this Episode, Michael Volkov discusses the key elements of an...

Episode 131 — Third-Party Risk Monitoring and Auditing Strategies

An effective third-party risk management program has to include robust monitoring and auditing strategies.  This episode is a companion to Episode 129 on creating a third-party risk profile. In this episode, Michael Volkov outlines strategies for monitoring and auditing your third-party population.

Episode 130 — Practical Strategies for OFAC Sanctions Risk Assessments

The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Asset Control (“OFAC”) is aggressively enforcing OFAC sanctions rules.  Last year, OFAC issued its Framework for Sanctions Compliance Programs, which includes a specific requirement for companies to conduct a “holistic” risk assessment. In this episode, Michael Volkov outlines practical strategies for conducting a sanctions risk assessment.

Episode 129 — How to Create a Third-Party Risk Profile

Companies continue to refine their third-party risk management programs.  As an initial step, companies have to create a third-party risk profile for its population.  To accomplish this task, companies have to classify and stratify their third parties. In this episode, Michael Volkov discusses how to review your third-party population and create a risk profile.

Episode 128 — Compliance Automation and Program Measurement and Evaluation

Companies are rapidly implementing automated solutions for compliance program functions.  Technology accelerates compliance program performance and creates opportunities to measure and evaluate a company’s compliance program. In this Episode, Michael Volkov discusses how to measure and evaluate a compliance program using data generated from automated platforms.

Episode 127 — Deep Dive into OCC Enforcement Action Against Wells Fargo Executives

In a comprehensive enforcement action, the Office of the Comptroller of Currency (OCC) announced a $17.5 million settlement with former Wells Fargo Bank CEO John Stumpf for his  role in the sales practices misconduct scandal. In addition, the OCC announced settlements with two other Wells Fargo executives: (1) Hope Hardison, former Chief Administrative Officer and Director of Human Resources, Cease and Desist Order and $2.25 million...