Please note that "ethics" in the program title refers to the “Compliance and Ethics Program” used in the Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Organizations. It does not specifically refer to legal ethics. Please check the credit calculator to the right for credit information for your jurisdiction.
Why You Should Attend
Compliance and ethics programs are critically important to the success and growth of any organization. Such programs allow organizations to identify and mitigate legal risks before they become serious problems. The effective compliance and ethics program also allows an organization, of any size, to establish itself as doing business with integrity, which will not only avoid legal problems, but enable it to command the respect of employees, customers, suppliers, and government enforcers. With an increasingly tough enforcement environment, and greater demands for transparency and accountability from a variety of stakeholders, an effective compliance program is no longer just “nice-to-have.” It’s essential. A distinguished faculty, drawn from major corporations, academia, law firms and the government will provide you with the tools you need to create or enhance a program that works to increase employee awareness and mitigate legal risk. The program is highly interactive and includes case studies, practical tools and real-time benchmarking with peers. Whether you are constructing a new program or refining an existing one, our panels of experts will help ensure that your company’s program satisfies government standards and best practices expectations.
What You Will Learn
- Recent developments in compliance and ethics, including guidance from the Department of Justice and real-world tools from leading organizations
- Designing and conducting effective compliance risk assessments, and using that to enhance your program
- Structuring your program for appropriate independence and authority
- The evolving role of the Board — avoiding complacency where governance and compliance meet
- Assessing your program and performing effective compliance audits
- Investigating and managing allegations of wrongdoing
- Best practices in compliance communications and training and tools to help your program connect to employees of all ages
- Mitigating the risks created by suppliers, agents and other third parties
- Global compliance expectations and best practices, including the UK Bribery Act and the OECD guidance on anti-bribery compliance programs
Who Should Attend
The Institute will benefit anyone involved in any aspect of corporate compliance and ethics, including general counsel and other in-house counsel, compliance and ethics officers, compliance and ethics managers and other members of the compliance and ethics departments of organizations, internal audit and human resources personnel, risk managers, and outside counsel and consultants involved in advising on compliance and ethics subjects or programs.
PLI Group Discounts
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Day One: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
9:00 The Elements and Characteristics of an Effective Compliance and Ethics Program
• The essential elements of an effective program
• Program characteristics that are critical to effectiveness
9:15 Board Oversight and Program Structure: Program Authority and Independence
• Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer Positioning
• Program Staffing
• Relationships with HR, Internal Audit and other Functions
• Oversight of Subsidiaries, JVs and other Affiliates
• Best Practices in Board Oversight
• Help Your Board Help You Create and Maintain a Robust Program
Lamond W. Kearse, Grace F. Renbarger
10:15 Compliance and Ethics Risk Assessments: The Foundation of Effective Programs
• Practical Tools for Identifying and Assessing Legal and Compliance Risk
• Using the Risk Assessment to Enhance Your Program
• Reporting on Your Risk Assessment
• The Risks of Risk Assessment: Avoiding Those Things That Can Go Wrong
(CFE Field of Study: Fraud)
Rady Johnson, Robert F. Roach
11:15 Networking Break
11:30 Codes, Training and Communications
A. Codes and Policies
- Designing and Revising Codes of Conduct that work
- Policy development, dissemination and ownership
B. Training and Communications
- Best Practices in Training and Communications
- Budget-Sensitive Training Techniques
- Impacting Corporate Culture with C&E Communications
Maria C. Hermida, Saira Jesrai, Michael R. Levin
12:30 Networking Lunch
1:00 The Government’s Perspective on Effective C&E Programs
• What does the government view as an effective compliance program?
• What makes a program ineffective?
• What are the enforcement initiatives compliance offices should be aware of?
1:45 Monitor, Audit, and Assess: Explore the Three Lines of Defense
• Best Practices in Compliance Auditing
• Monitoring strategies
• Program Assessment: How Do You Know if Your Program Is Working?
• Using Data to Enhance Your Program: What Metrics Can Tell Us
• Compliance and Ethics Surveys
(CFE Field of Study: Fraud)
Garin L. Bergman, Jeffrey M. Kaplan
2:45 Social Media and Cybersecurity Challenges and Compliance
• Effective Social Media Policies and Training
• Impact of the NLRB’s Approach to Social Media Policies
• Challenges and Risks of Social Media Postings
• Privacy and Data Security Compliance Strategies
• Global Privacy Challenges
• Application of FTC Testimonial Guidance and Native Ad Guidance
Steven D. Hurd, Nora Kurzova
3:45 Networking Break
4:00 Hot Topics in Compliance and Ethics
• The Latest Guidance from Government Pronouncements and Deferred Prosecution Agreements
• Case Law Update
• Update on the Whistleblower Provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act
• Anti-Bribery, NLRB, and Other Regulatory Developments
Paul E. McGreal Day Two: 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
9:00 Helplines, Investigations and Responding to Misconduct
• Managing Helplines and Responding to Reports
• Combatting the Fear of Retaliation
• Best Practices for Conducting Internal Investigations
• Maintaining the Attorney-Client (and Other) Privileges
(CFE Field of Study: Fraud)
Jill U. Edmondson, Carrie Penman, Howard Sklar
10:00 Global Compliance Issues and Compliance for Third Parties
• Compliance Standards from Around the World
• How Your Program Can Better Resonate Globally
• Enhancing C&E Culture in Global Organizations
• Helplines and Privacy Outside of the United States
• Third-Party Compliance Risks – Assessing and Mitigating Them
• Due Diligence Best Practices
• Importing and Exporting and compliance
(CFE Field of Study: Fraud)
Debbie Hart-Klein, Adam Siegel
11:00 Networking Break
11:15 Ethics for Compliance Lawyers and Compliance Officers
• Risk Assessment, Program Assessment and Attorney-Client Privilege
• Lawyer Obligations Under Ethics Rules
• “Who Is the Client?” Issues
• Sarbanes-Oxley Section 307 Reporting Requirements
• Compliance and ethics professional standards
Benjamin Gruenstein, Larry Parsons
12:15 Closing Remarks and Wrap-Up
~ Senior Compliance Officer, Marsh & McLennan Companies
Lamond W. Kearse
~ Chief Compliance Officer, Metropolitan Transportation Authority
~ Chief Privacy Officer, Data Privacy & Records Management, Tyco International Management Company, LLC
Michael R. Levin
~ Senior Director, Ethics & Business Practices, Compliance Division, Freddie Mac
Paul E. McGreal
~ Dean and Professor of Law , Creighton University School of Law
~ Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, McLane Company, Inc.
~ Chief Compliance Officer and Senior Vice President of Advisory Services, Navex Global
~ Chief - Strategy, Policy and Training Unit, Criminal Division, Fraud Section, U.S. Department of Justice
Robert F. Roach
~ Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer, New York University
~ Head of Special Investigations and LATAM Investigations, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
New York City Seminar Location
PLI New York Center, 1177 Avenue of the Americas, (2nd floor), entrance on 45th Street, New York, New York 10036. (800) 260-4754.
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