This will be the third and final installment of the 2017 Compliance & Ethics Institute session previews. Hopefully, these were helpful and granted some insight into what these sessions will contain. If you have a session at the CEI and would like to submit a session we would be happy to feature it on the blog!
Keynote Address – Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter
Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 9:30 – 10:30 AM
Are you a genius or a genius maker? We’ve all worked with two types of leaders. One drains intelligence, energy, and capability from people and needs to be the smartest in the room. These are the idea killers, the energy sappers—the diminishers of talent. The other uses their intelligence to amplify the smarts and capabilities of people. They make light bulbs go on over people’s heads, ideas flow, and problems get solved. These leaders inspire employees to stretch and get more from others. These are the Multipliers. What could your organization accomplish with access to all the available intelligence?
- Liz Wiseman, President, The Wiseman Group & Author, Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter
Responding to a globalized law enforcement in transnational bribery: A U.S., German and Indian perspective
Sunday, October 15, 2017, 1:30 – 4:30 PM
Although there has been much speculation about changes to the FCPA enforcement paradigm under the Trump Administration, there is near universal agreement that anti-bribery enforcement has gone global and that multi-national companies face enforcement risk around the world. Indeed, Acting Principal Deputy Attorney General Trevor McFadden described as an “emerging trend” the fact that “there has been an increase in multi-jurisdictional prosecutions of criminal conduct” and noted that “in the area of bribery, . . . countries around the world are strengthening their laws, investigating and bringing impactful cases.” This emerging global enforcement environment dramatically impacts how companies conduct internal investigations, multiplies the issues that need to be considered in responding to reports of bribery, and demands consideration of exposure to previously discounted risk. Learn how to effectively address these issues in risks in a hands-on, interactive workshop featuring experienced anti-bribery investigative counsel from Europe, India and the U.S:
- Karl Sidhu, LL.M. Roxin Rechtsanwälte LLP (Munich, Germany)
- Sherbir Panag, Panag & Babu (Delhi, India)
- David W. Simon, Foley & Lardner LLP (Milwaukee/Washington DC, USA)
Responding to Global Compliance Risk in Our Supply Chains
Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Your company’s business practices, supply chain relationships, and customer base expose it to an increasing number of legal requirements. This session will provide a review of the supplier, intermediary and customer engagement relationship risks to corporations from a global supply chain perspective. The focus of the presentation will be on identifying product (CE Mark, RoHS/ELV, REACH), behavioral (corruption/bribery, labor violations, slavery) and business continuity (code of conduct, trade regulations, contingency planning) risks and legal liabilities. As we don’t like to present problems without solutions, this session will also provide a review of proven tactics for corporate compliance departments to identify risk, mitigate liabilities and perform defensible due diligence on a global scale.
- Travis Miller, General Counsel, Assent Compliance
Ethical Train Wrecks and Other Avoidable Disasters: Practical Steps to Heading off Misconduct Before it Happens
Sunday, October 15, 2017, 1:30 – 4:30 PM
Has your job as a compliance professional ever left you wanting to pull your hair out? Have you ever hung your head in disbelief and futility upon being informed of the latest hare-brained actions of an employee (or worse yet, a manager!) that could both get your company in trouble and cost you your job? And all this after you have painstakingly informed employees of their various and sundry obligations, over and over, through as many creative and informative means as you can get budgetary approval for. If any of this sounds familiar, come join Chris Osborn of ReelTime CLE for a fresh and practical perspective on the fundamental question, “Why do ‘good’ employees ‘go bad’?” You’ll leave this interactive workshop with some practical strategies not only for encouraging employee compliance, but also for keeping your heard when all those around you seem to be losing theirs. (And you may actually have some fun in the process, as well!)
- Chris Osborn, ReelTime CLE
Leveraging Innovation and Technology to Enhance Your Compliance Program and Manage Third Party Risk
Monday, October 16, 2017, 11:00 – 12:00 pm
Since the enactment of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in 1977 and the more recent U.K. Bribery Act 2010, hundreds of companies have been investigated and fined billions of dollars for acts of bribery both within the company and for the acts of third parties associated with the company (this includes intermediaries – advisors, resellers, and distributors; agents, and freight forwarders).
What are you doing to adequately protect your company from bribery actions that may be taken by third party persons or companies that represent your company or further your business interests? Learn some of the best practices and the technology available to ensure you have a proportionate, risk-balanced compliance program and minimize your liability for the bribery acts of third parties.
- John M. Evans, President, ECG