April 30, 2021

Imagining Fewer Scandals in Sports and Policing

Upon reading Adam Turtletaub’s recent post on The Compliance and Ethics Blog entitled “A New View of Compliance,” I reflected on numerous articles I have written […]
February 8, 2021

A Confidential Hotline Would be a Good Start for Addressing Various Problems Confronting MLB Teams

According to Trent Rosecrans, president of the Baseball Writers Association of America, “MLB has promised to consider instituting a third-party confidential hotline so that violations can […]
January 11, 2021

A New Era of Regulations and Compliance Lies Ahead for Horse Racing

While horse racing in the U.S. has historically been regulated by the states, the recent passage by Congress of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (“HISA”) […]
December 21, 2020

Reputational Risk: A Threat to Sports Officials Requiring a Call to Action

Reputational risk – also known as reputation risk – is a threat or danger to the good name or standing of a business or entity, or […]
November 11, 2020

Public Charities Need to Address Compliance Risks

Greg McRay, the founder and CEO of Foundation Group – an organization with the stated mission of helping nonprofits thrive – writes that, “One of the […]
October 5, 2020

Compliance Officer Jobs on the Horizon in Horse Racing

While compliance officers have been focusing on compliance with NCAA rules and regulations within the athletic departments of major colleges and universities for decades, only recently […]
September 11, 2020

When Sports Gets It Right

By Adam Turteltaub This past weekend saw two incidents in professional sports in which the officials were forced to make a tough call and had the […]
August 31, 2020

Foundation Runs Afoul of Regulators

More than a year ago, federal investigators alleged that California-based Key Worldwide Foundation (KWF), a public charity, used payments from wealthy donors to hide immense sums […]
August 10, 2020

MLB Requires Teams to Appoint Compliance Officers

Following the recent COVID-19 outbreak within the Miami Marlins baseball team, Major League Baseball (MLB) Commissioner Rob Manfred announced that MLB would be requiring each team […]
July 29, 2020

USOPC Announces Hiring of a New Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and New Audit Standards for its National Governing Bodies

Following years of scandals within several United States Olympic Committee National Governing Bodies (NGBs), the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) has hired its first Chief […]
July 1, 2020

NBA’s Restart Requires Health and Safety “Compliance Program in a Bubble”

The NBA, in announcing its restart plan for the 2019-20 season, did not specifically refer to it as a compliance program, notwithstanding it has  many of […]
June 8, 2020

Safety First for Officials as Sports Reopen

While sports officials have not been formally designated “essential workers” during the COVID-19 pandemic, they certainly remain essential to all sports organizations now in the process […]