August 6, 2018

Officiating Association Publishes “Getting Started” Guidebook

The National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) has published a Guidebook for its members entitled, “Getting Started Developing and Establishing an Effective Integrity Program for Sports […]
July 9, 2018

FIFA Corruption Reaches Referees

Just when many sports observers thought the worst of the corruption scandals were behind the beleaguered Federation Internationale de Football (FIFA), a report surfaced of a […]
April 5, 2018

When Sweeping Things Under the Rug No Longer Works

Nearly five years ago, I recall a conversation I had with Adam Turtletaub, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives & International Programs at SCCE, when he told […]
December 18, 2017

Braves Pay Dearly for Compliance Failures

The New York Times, USA Today, and other news outlets recently reported on the latest scandal in Major League Baseball (MLB), this one involving the Atlanta […]
April 25, 2017

The Writing on the Wall

On the heels of Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D – California) introducing a bill in the US Senate to require amateur athletic organizations to promptly report sexual […]
February 24, 2017

A Wake-Up Call for US Olympic Governing Bodies

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, announced on a recent CBS “60 Minutes” segment that she is crafting a bill that would establish clear protocol and require amateur […]
February 7, 2017

Cardinals Pay the Price for Non-Compliance

Earlier last year the Compliance and Ethics Blog posted a piece I’d written entitled, “Yet Another Scandal in Sports.” This piece reported on Chris Correa, a […]
February 9, 2016

Prevention, Detection, Correction

Prevention, detection, and correction – sounds pretty simple, doesn’t it? And yet those are the essential components of any effective integrity and compliance program. So why […]
January 27, 2016

A Blind Eye on Match-Fixing in Profession Tennis

Where there’s smoke, there’s almost always fire.  And there’s been plenty of smoke and fire since a blockbuster report headlined “The Tennis Racquet” was released on […]
January 12, 2016

Overview of Compliance and Ethics Program Meeting the Standards of the United States Sentencing Commission Manual

In 1992 the United States Sentencing Commission (“USSC”) Guidelines for Organizations established guidelines for effective compliance programs. Since 1992, organizations in virtually every sector of the […]
January 10, 2016

Sports Organizations Need Effective Integrity and Compliance Programs

Noted New York attorney, Gregory J. Wallance, recently penned an article for Forbes Leadership Forum on how NFL’s Commissioner, Roger Goodell, failed to follow standard corporate […]