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Major League Baseball (MLB) has concluded its investigation into allegations that the Houston Astros engaged in a multi-year scheme to steal signs and signals from opposing teams. The entire sordid affair provides compliance practitioners with lessons that they can apply in their own corporate compliance programs.

You’ll learn:

  • What sign stealing is and how it can cross from being part of the game to being unethical
  • Who’s responsible for communicating rules and prohibiting violations—in baseball and in corporate compliance
  • How a culture of silence in the Astros organization led to unethical behavior
  • Why corporate culture matters and what you can take away from this scandal as a compliance pro

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Tom Fox

The Compliance Evangelist,
Founder Compliance Podcast Network

Tom Fox has practiced law in Houston for 34 years. He was most recently the General Counsel at Drilling Controls, Inc., a worldwide oilfield manufacturing and service company. He is now one of the country’s leading experts on compliance, risk management, and corporate governance.

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Lane Brannan

Chief Revenue Officer

As CRO at Convercent, Lane is a passionate people leader and understands how to create and develop effective culture for high performing teams. Furthermore, he has been surrounded by baseball his whole life, most notably at Hardin-Simmons University where he served as the captain of the baseball team for 3 years.

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