The 2018 Corporate Risk, Ethics & Compliance Forum Frank Discussions on Ethics, Culture and White Collar Fraud & Abuse

Event Details

Sep 26, 2018

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


$695 USD

The Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute is pleased to present the 2018 Corporate Risk, Ethics & Compliance Summit in Chicago, IL. This summit addresses the fluid regulatory environment and increased presence of supply chain risk across major industries today. Our distinguished faculty will offer legal guidance around navigating an often uncertain business climate amid profound political and socioeconomic tumult.

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CLE Credits available*

*Number may vary in accordance with state guidelines

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Group discounts available. Call 1-800-308-1700 for details.

Who Should Attend

  • General Counsel
  • Associate General Counsel
  • Assistant General Counsel
  • Corporate Counsel
  • Chief Compliance Officers
  • Compliance Managers
  • Supply Chain Managers & Directors
  • Event Co-Chair

    Gina (Scialabba) Jurva

    Manager, Risk & Compliance, Legal Executive Institute, Thomson Reuters

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    Event Details

    Wednesday, Sep 26

    8:30 AM
    9:30 AM
    Welcome from the Co-Chair

    Gina JurvaManager, Risk & Compliance Platform, Legal Executive Institute, Thomson Reuters

    9:45 AM
    Blurring the Lines: A Discussion on Ethical Infractions within the C-Suite

    Are C-suite executives and high-ranking state and nationally elected officials privy to special rights or consideration with regard to government investigations and alleged violations of the law? While the answer may seem clear-cut on the surface, recent events have raised new speculations, as well as some debate, on this very question. This thought-provoking discussion will address:

    • What actions or behaviors truly constitute an ethical breach?
    • Practical ways to best support the C-suite and board of directors to ensure commitment to high ethical standards
    • Enforcement options and strategies around containing reputational risk
    • Best practices for preserving transparency with employees and shareholders (if applicable)

    Matthew GagnonPartner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

    Lindsay EdgarVice President, Office of Ethics & Compliance, Stericycle
    Mary K. FosterSenior Lecturer, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

    10:45 AM
    Networking Refreshment Break
    11:00 AM
    Creating a Culture of Integrity and Compliance within Corporate Sectors

    For some companies, ethics is nothing more than a theoretical idea that equates to nothing more than checking off boxes on an annual code of conduct or business policy review form. Leading organizations, however, have integrated corporate ethics, and the guiding principle of integrity, into not only their business operations, but there very organizational culture as well. This engaging session will highlight best practices in:

    • Establishing a culture of integrity
    • Gaining sincere buy-in for adherence to ethics policies throughout your company
    • Deterring fraud and misconduct at every level of the organization
    • Establishing clear and open reporting lines for reporting violations of the law

    Coral Negron, Partner, Jenner & Block LLP

    Gwendolyn Hassan, Managing Counsel, Global Compliance & Ethics, CNH Industrial
    Natalie LockwoodCounsel, General Motors
    Keturah Pestel, Code of Conduct Program Manager, Business Ethics Office, Thrivent Financial
    Claiborne (Clay) Porter, Managing Director, Investigations, Navigant

    12:00 PM
    Networking Luncheon
    1:00 PM
    1:15 PM
    Investigating Whistleblower Reports of Fraud, Abuse and Misconduct

    Incidents of fraud and abuse show no sign of slowing. As a result, investigators must be prepared to conduct, timely, efficient and thorough inquiries into alleged misconduct. No two cases of fraud are identical and, along those lines, no two investigations are alike. Investigation methodologies will vary depending on the report, circumstances and evidence. This discussion will delve into the best practices of leading investigators. Discussion points will zero in on:

    • Planning the investigation
    • Collaborating with regulators/law enforcement
    • Analyzing reports and evidence
    • Differentiating between interviews and interrogations
    • Leveraging forensic accounting and analytics effectively
    • Common challenges and roadblocks and how to work around them

    J. Gregory DeisPartner, Mayer Brown LLP

    Ralph N. Dado, III, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
    Nancy Jacobson, Counsel, Global Compliance and Ethics, United Airlines
    Joe Rindone, Senior Legal Editor, Practical Law, Thomson Reuters

    2:15 PM
    Networking Refreshment Break
    2:30 PM
    Anti-Corruption, FCPA Compliance and Managing Third Party Risks in the Global Supply Chain

    For companies doing business with overseas partners, developing and maintaining an effective risk management strategy is critical, especially in an era where complex global supply chains form the backbone upon which commerce is conducted. Supply chains today are fraught with risk. Supply chain compliance professionals must navigate a litany of concerns — manufacturing problems, bribery, theft, logistical challenges, even force majeure – in order to protect the interests of their employer. This session highlights best practices in legal risk management and compliance for supply chains and companies with cross -border dealings. Key talking points include:

    • Bribery and FCPA compliance
    • KYC considerations
    • Compliance in foreign jurisdictions
    • Contract risks

    Robert J. ZafftOf Counsel, Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale

    Fernanda Beraldi, Senior Director, Ethics & Compliance, Cummins Inc.
    Edwin J. Broecker, Partner, Quarles & Brady LLP
    Jamila Jean, Vice President & Assistant General Counsel, Enterprise Compliance, Thomson Reuters

    3:30 PM
    At the Crossroads of Risk Management , Data Privacy and Emerging Technology

    New emerging technologies are redefining the way companies manage risk. This discussion will highlight innovations and new technologies being leveraged by leading companies and firms to minimize unwanted exposure or liability. Key discussion points will include:

    • Data privacy innovations
    • Understanding one’s options in the market
    • Investing in third party products or building an in-house platform
    • Identifying hidden risks with new technology (privacy, security)
    • Case studies and proven implementation strategies

    Cuyler RobinsonVice President, Charles River Associates

    Bethany BiesenthalOf Counsel, Jones Day
    Ryan Bowers, Counsel, Global Privacy and Cybersecurity, General Motors
    Dennis GarciaAssistant General Counsel, Microsoft
    Jade R. Lambert, Partner, King & Spalding LLP

    4:30 PM
    Closing Comments and Conclusion of Conference
    Fernanda Beraldi

    Senior Director, Ethics & Compliance, Cummins, Inc.

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    Ryan Bowers

    Counsel, Global Privacy and Cybersecurity, General Motors

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    Edwin Broecker

    Partner, Quarles & Brady LLP

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    Ralph Dado, III

    Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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    J. Gregory Deis

    Partner, Mayer Brown LLP

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    Lindsay Edgar

    Vice-President, Office of Ethics & Compliance, Stericycle

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    Mary K. Foster

    Senior Lecturer, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

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    Matthew Gagnon

    Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

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    Dennis Garcia

    Assistant General Counsel
    Microsoft Corporation

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    Gwendolyn L. Hassan

    Managing Attorney, Compliance & Regulatory, CNH Industrial

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    Nancy Jacobson

    Counsel, Global Compliance and Ethics, United Airlines

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    Jamila Jean

    Vice President & Assistant General Counsel, Enterprise Compliance, Thomson Reuters

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    Jade Lambert

    Partner, King & Spalding LLP

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    Natalie Lockwood

    Counsel, General Motors

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    Coral Negron

    Partner, Jenner & Block LLP

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    Keturah Pestel

    Code of Conduct Program Manager, Thrivent Financial

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    Claiborne Porter

    Managing Director, Investigations, Navigant

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    Joe Rindone

    Senior Legal Editor, Practical Law, Thomson Reuters

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    Cuyler Robinson

    Vice President, Charles River Associates

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    Robert Zafft

    Of Counsel, Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale

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    233 South Wacker Drive
    Willis Tower, 66th Floor
    Chicago, IL 60606


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