March 31, 2018

NBA Commissioner, Adam Silver, announced last month that the league was setting up a confidential hotline for league and team employees to report improper behavior in the workplace.  The league made the announcement in a memo sent to all of its 30 teams.

The NBA’s actio...

May 15, 2017

As the sports officiating industry matures, it is becoming apparent to officiating leaders that their industry needs to develop and implement effective integrity programs.  At its meeting on April 25, 2017, the board of the National Association of Sports Officials (NAS...

April 5, 2017

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 abuse to law enforcement, there is a new attention-grabbing development in the world of sports.  In response...

March 15, 2017

In the past, reputational risk seemed to be the primary risk faced by sports organizations.  Reputational risk, or reputation risk, is a risk of loss resulting from damages to an organization’s reputation.  It could be in lost revenue, increased operating capital or re...

February 23, 2017

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 athletics governing bodies, the organizations responsible for overseeing amateur sports nationwide, t...

January 3, 2017

As our readers are well aware, the sports industry lags behind healthcare, defense contractors, financial services, and many other of our nation’s business and industry sectors in establishing effective integrity and compliance programs.  But one segment of the sports...

August 22, 2016

In sharp contrast to the delays and confusion surrounding the International Olympic Committee’s handling of the Russian doping scandal, the Dutch Olympic Committee acted promptly and decisively in early August to expel one of its leading gymnasts from the rings competi...

February 9, 2016

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 haven’t professional sports teams developed and implemented effective programs to date? There a...

January 14, 2016

 

Last summer news broke the FBI is investigating whether employees of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball club illegally accessed the Houston Astros’ private database, and recently it was reported Chris Corea, former scouting director of the Cardinals, had pleaded guilty...

January 10, 2016

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 compliance policies which let Tom Brady off the hook.  He went on to describe how the, “NF...

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