Why you should attend
Compliance and ethics programs should no longer be considered optional. They are an important aspect of legal risk management, and government standards on compliance programs have become increasingly specific. No matter how large or small the company, paying careful attention to corporate compliance and ethics is critical.
- No area is safe - prosecutors all over the world aggressively attack corporate crime, as countries now pursue subjects like antitrust and bribery that were never before under the spotlight. And fines keep getting larger.
- The Dodd-Frank Act has provided employees with an incentive to report concerns to the government - rather than their employers -which greatly enhances the need for robust compliance programs.
- New technology is emerging to help prosecutors discover violations.
- Best practices in compliance are raising the bar of government expectations - but also provide ways for every compliance officer to do more with less and for every compliance program to function more effectively.
In short, at no time has promoting and maintaining an ethical corporate culture been as essential for a company’s survival and success.
At the Corporate Compliance and Ethics Institute
, a distinguished faculty, drawn from major corporations, academia, compliance and ethics organizations, law firms and the government will provide you with the tools you need to meet today’s compliance and ethics challenges. Whether you are constructing a new program or enhancing an existing one, our panels of experts will tell you how to ensure that your company’s program satisfies government standards and best practices expectations. You’ll learn about current developments in compliance and ethics, along with practical tips on compliance and ethics risk assessments, compliance and ethics training, auditing and monitoring, helpline and investigations procedures, technology tools, board and senior management oversight of your program and program structures that work. The highly interactive format will allow you to benchmark on a real-time basis and learn best practices from your peers.
What you will learn
- Designing and conducting compliance risk assessments to obtain the most valuable information
- Structuring your program so that it possesses appropriate independence and clout
- The evolving role of the Board - more active oversight and greater expectations
- Mitigating the compliance risks created by social media while complying with the NLRB’s latest decisions, and using social media to advance your program
- Assessing your program for effectiveness and performing effective compliance audits
- Investigating and managing allegations of wrongdoing
- Best practices in compliance communications and training
- Tools to help your program connect to employees of all ages - including those who spend their lives on social media sites
- Do more with less - adding value to your program despite budgetary constraints
- Global compliance expectations and best practices, including the UK Bribery Act and the OECD guidance on anti-bribery compliance programs
Who should attend
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.
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.
Day One: 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Morning Session: 9:00a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
9:00 The Essential Components of a Program, Ethics and Culture (.5 Legal Ethics CLE Credit)
- Explore the Elements and Characteristics of Effective Programs
- Primary Legal Standards and Guidance on Effective Programs
- What Makes an Effective Culture of Compliance
- How Culture Impacts Compliance
- Ethics Obligations of Compliance Lawyers and Other Professionals
Theodore L. Banks, David Gebler
10:15 Standards, Procedures, Training and Communications
- Developing and Communicating Policies That Are Meaningful to Your Employees
- Best Practices in Codes of Business Conduct
- Best Practices in Training and Communications
- How To Tell if Your Compliance Training is Working
- Budget-Sensitive Training Techniques
- Corporate Culture and Communications
Stacey C. Bolton, Ruth Savolaine, Gretchen A. Winter
11:15 Networking Break
11:30 Board Oversight and Program Structure: The Authority and Independence of a Program
- Chief Compliance Officer Positioning
- The Compliance and Ethics Network: Compliance Liaisons and Leveraging Other Functions
- Program Staffing
- Best Practices in Board Oversight
Tracy MacLeod, Debra S. Rade, Robert Z. Slaughter
12:30 Luncheon Presentation - Business Ethics, the Media, and Investor Confidence
Afternoon Session: 1:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
1:45 Audit/Assessment: Ensuring the Effectiveness of a Program
- Best Practices in Compliance Auditing
- Program Assessment: How Do You Know if Your Program is Working?
- Using Data to Enhance Your Program: What Metrics Matter Most to Compliance?
- Compliance and Ethics Surveys: Internal and External
Jim Brennan, Rich Kulevich, Dawn Young
2:45 Networking Break
3:00 Global Compliance Issues and Compliance for Third Parties
- How Your Program Can Better Resonate Around the World
- It’s Not Just the U.S. Anymore – Compliance Standards from Around the World
- Helplines and Privacy Outside of the United States
- Third Party Compliance Risks – Assessing and Mitigating Them
- Good Due Diligence Practices
Garin L. Bergman, Sharon Hatchett, Kristine Rapp
4:00 Hot Topics in Compliance and Ethics
- The Latest Guidance from Deferred Prosecution Agreements
- Case Law Update
- Update on the Whistleblower Provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act
- The UK Bribery Act, OECD Standards, and Other International Standards and Guidance
Paul E. McGreal
6:30 Reception for all attendees, hosted by Scharf Banks Marmor LLC, cosponsored by SAI Global.
Day Two: 9:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.
9:00 Compliance and Ethics Risk Assessments: The Foundation of Effective Programs
- Conducting Effective Compliance Risk Assessments
- Practical Tools to Help You Understand and Assess Legal and Compliance Risk
- Reporting on Your Risk Assessment
- Avoiding those Things That Can Go Wrong
Ellen M. Hunt, Mark S. Inzetta, Bruce J. Patterson
10:00 Helplines, Investigations and Responding to Misconduct/Legal Ethics (.5 Legal Ethics CLE Credit)
- Managing Helplines and Dealing with Whistleblowers
- How to Combat the Fear of Retaliation
- Best Practices and Guidelines for Handling Internal Investigations
- Maintaining the Attorney-Client (and Other) Privileges
- Legal and Compliance Professional Ethics Concerns
Margaret A. Daley, Scott R. Lassar, Ira H. Raphaelson
11:00 Networking Break
11:15 Social Media
- Effective Social Media Policies and Training
- Impact of Recent NLRB Decisions on Social Media Policies
- Blogs, Facebook, Twitter - Identifying and Managing the Risks
- Using Social Media to Promote Compliance and Ethics
Lisa Aronson, Kris DiGirolamo, Sarah Marmor
12:15 Closing Remarks and Wrap Up
Theodore L. Banks
~ President, Compliance & Competition Consultants, LLC, Scharf Banks Marmor LLC
~ Sr. Manager, Integrated Social Media & Culture Change, Allstate Ins Co.
Mark S. Inzetta
~ Sr. Vice President and Corporate Counsel, The Wendy's Company
~ Senior Director, Ethics & Compliance, CDW Corporation
Paul E. McGreal
~ Dean and Professor of Law, University of Dayton School of Law
Ira H. Raphaelson
~ Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Las Vegas Sands Corporation
~ Vice President, Global Ethics & Compliance, Hospira, Inc.
Gretchen A. Winter
~ Executive Director, Center for Professional Responsibility in Business and Society, College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
~ Sr. Manager, Compliance & Ethics, Molex Incorporated
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Special Note: In New York, newly admitted attorneys may receive CLE credit only for attendance at "transitional" programs during their first two years of admission to the Bar. Non-traditional course formats such as on-demand web programs or recorded items, are not acceptable for CLE credit. Experienced attorneys may choose to attend and receive CLE credit for either a transitional course or for one geared to experienced attorneys. All product types, including on-demand web programs and recorded items, are approved for experienced attorneys.
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