6-Hour Program

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Overview

Why You Should Attend

The challenges confronting corporate “gatekeepers”—the in-house attorneys, compliance officers, controllers, auditors, and even senior executives tasked with ensuring organizational compliance—have grown more complex in recent years. The pandemic has only made things more challenging. Businesses, employees, and third-party partners are operating under extreme pressure. Under such circumstances, priorities shift, exceptions may be made, and corners may be cut. With remote work, malfeasance may be less visible and employees may feel less connected to the organization.  Whistleblower reports to the SEC have increased exponentially.  Periods of upheaval and economic downturns are typically followed by an uptick in fraud-related investigations and enforcement.  The gatekeeper’s role has arguably never been more important.   

This program is designed for gatekeepers and the lawyers who represent them.  It will feature experienced in-house and outside counsel, chief compliance officers and government officials who will use hypotheticals to discuss a variety of topics concerning the responsibilities and conduct of gatekeepers and provide practical advice dealing with the government’s increased policing of gatekeepers.

What You Will Learn

  • The responsibilities of and inherent risks to gatekeepers
  • The government’s expectations of gatekeepers
  • How gatekeepers should respond to whistleblowers
  • The role and function of external auditors as gatekeepers
  • How to defend gatekeepers in civil and regulatory litigation and investigations
  • Privilege considerations and challenges
  • Ethical considerations for gatekeepers

Special Features

Analyze hypothetical scenarios in a fun and informative animation depicting real issues faced by compliance officers.

Who Should Attend

This program will be of interest to government regulators, in-house counsel, compliance professionals, and outside counsel who represent employees and/or employers including "whistleblowers".

Program Level: Overview

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of organizational compliance functions

Intended Audience: In-house counsel, defense counsel with focus on government investigations, human resources professionals, executive managers, compliance officers

Advanced Preparation: None 

 

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