October 18, 2021

Feds Allege 18 Former NBA Players Defrauded League’s Health and Welfare Benefit Plan

As widely reported in the media recently, 18 former NBA players and a spouse of one of them were criminally charged on October 7 by federal […]
October 11, 2021

Integrity Clearly at Issue Within the IOC and the AIBA

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Boxing Association (AIBA) have significant integrity problems. The IOC is the guardian of the Olympic Games and the […]
June 7, 2021

Compliance Programs are Starting to Take Root Within MLB

In the wake of a months-long investigation by Major League Baseball (MLB) of allegations of sexual harassment against Los Angeles Angels’ pitching coach Mickey Callaway, MLB […]
May 18, 2021

Alleged Compliance Failures Lead to Coach’s Firing

University of Cincinnati head basketball coach, John Brennen, was fired on April 9 due to “compliance” failures alleged by athletic director, John Cunningham. In his termination […]
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

Documents That Support Effective Compliance Programs

Download PDF Checklist of 21 Key Documents Reinforcement with key documents and metrics is key to an effective Compliance Program (CP). Any evaluation of the CP […]
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 […]