The 3rd Annual Corporate Risk, Ethics & Compliance Forum The Preeminent Forum on Investigations, Fraud & Abuse Prevention and Corporate Regulatory Reforms

Event Details

Sep 26, 2019

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Chicago, IL

$695 USD

Thomson Reuters is pleased to present the 3rd Annual Corporate Risk, Ethics & Compliance Forum in Chicago, IL. The preeminent forum on corporate investigations, fraud and abuse prevention, and regulatory reform, our program addresses a number of timely and provocative issues impacting today’s corporate entities. Our distinguished faculty will offer critical guidance on navigating an oft-uncertain business climate amidst profound political and socioeconomic unrest.

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

Why You Should Attend

  • This conference offers a robust examination of the current risk, ethics and compliance environment in modern corporations
  • Our diverse, cross-industry faculty will offer frank, practical, and nuanced guidance easily incorporated within one's organization
  • Attendees are encouraged to network with peers and faculty throughout the day and our reception

    Who Should Attend

  • In-house and outside counsel
  • Chief Compliance Officers & Compliance Personnel
  • Chief Privacy/Security Officers & Security Personnel
  • Chief Financial Officers, Controllers & Senior Financial Professionals
  • Event Co-Chair

    Gina Jurva, Esq.

    Manager, Thought Leadership, Corporate & Government, Thomson Reuters

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    Event Details

    Thursday, Sep 26

    8:30 AM
    Registration & Breakfast
    9:30 AM
    Opening Remarks
    9:45 AM
    Corporate Activism and Social Virtue Signaling: Do the Rewards Validate the Risk?

    In recent years there has been a significant upsurge in the number of brand name, Fortune 500 companies that are taking a firm stand on making their social or political views known to their consumers. While such virtue signaling elicits great praise from some, it also elicits an equal if not greater amount of controversy and contention from others. This engaging session will closely examine:

    • Defining corporate and social activism;
    • How and why so many companies are embracing corporate and social activism;
    • Weighing the risks and rewards of speaking out on controversial issues;
    • Should General Counsel and compliance professionals be concerned?
    • Does corporate activism impact the bottom line?

    Leslie Gaines-Ross, Chief Reputation Strategist, Weber Shandwick

    David Curran, Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer, FiscalNote
    Melissa Harris, Chief Executive Officer, M. Harris & Co.

    10:45 AM
    11:00 AM
    He Said, She Said: #MeToo and Effective Strategies in Investigating Sexual Harassment Claims

    The advent of the #MeToo movement has pulled back the curtain on the long-buried and widespread issue of sexual harassment of women in the workplace. Thanks to a number of high-profile disclosures many companies and organizations have renewed or revamped policies, procedures and codes of conduct aimed at preventing and responding to claims of sexual harassment. Investigating such claims, however, can be challenging; particularly without concrete evidence. This engaging and thought-provoking session addresses:

    • Proven, best practice strategies in investigating claims of sexual harassment;
    • How companies have revised or updated policies related to workplace behaviors;
    • Evaluating the impact of the MeToo movement and the American workforce;
    • Should outside counsel be retained in investigating sexual harassment claims?
    • Review and analysis of sexual harassment case studies

    Gina Jurva, Esq., Manager, Thought Leadership, Corporate & Government, Thomson Reuters

    Julie DiMauro, Regulatory Intelligence Expert, Thomson Reuters
    Debra Geister, Chief Executive Officer, Section 2 Financial Intelligence
    Jeffrey M. Landes, Member, Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
    Gina R. Merrill, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

    12:00 PM
    Networking Luncheon
    1:15 PM
    Blowing the Whistle on Financial Fraud: Investigating Claims of White-Collar Criminal Activity

    2018 was a record breaking year for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s whistleblower program – proof positive of the program’s success in aiding the SEC in enforcing securities regulations and apprehending white-collar perpetrators. This panel closely examines recent high-profile enforcement actions related to cases of financial fraud and abuse by offering best practices in reporting mechanisms and emerging strategies for quickly identifying suspicious – and potentially illegal – activity. Further discussion points include:

    • A roadmap for investigating claims of financial fraud and abuse
    • Review and analysis of recent whistleblower claims that resulted in successful apprehensions and enforcement

    Jordan Domash, General Manager, Relativity Trace

    Sean X. McKessy, Partner, Phillips & Cohen LLP
    Alexandra Rebay, Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Verizon
    Sean P. Tonolli, Partner, Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
    Joe Turner, General Manager and Head of Global Compliance Monitoring, Sony Corporation

    2:15 PM
    2:30 PM
    Uncovering Hidden Agendas: Corporate Governance, Ethics and Conflicts of Interest

    Corporate board members or directors have a fiduciary responsibility to make decisions that are unequivocally in the best interest of the organization they oversee. Yet sometimes board members have agendas or plans ostensibly at odds with their mandate. This panel shares best practices in identifying and uncovering potential conflicts of interest. Our discussion takes a deep dive into:

    • Establishing clear parameters on board member duties;
    • Identifying grey areas or ethical quandaries in the board governance process
    • Responding to and investigating alleged misconduct;
    • How, when and why corporations should adopt a conflict of interest policy

    Christine Castellano, Former Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary & Chief Compliance Officer, Ingredion Incorporated

    Alfreda Bradley-Coar, Principal, The Bradley Coar Group, LLC
    Adam B. SchwartzPartner, Shearman & Sterling LLP
    Kim Yapchai, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, Tenneco Inc.

    3:30 PM
    The Internet of Things (IoT) and Cybersecurity: Is Your Phone Hacking Your Company?

    Yes, your office copy machine, microwave and coffee maker could lead to a data breach. Once upon a time, wireless networks were utilized solely by computers. Today, however, wireless networks are utilized by computers, smartphones and other technologies that can transmit and receive seemingly limitless amounts of data—an attractive opportunity for cyber-criminals.. This panel closely examines:

    • Weak spots or vulnerabilities within the Internet of Things (IoT)
    • The importance of establishing training and policy guidelines for employees and IT personnel;
    • The role of both corporate and outside counsel in protecting a company’s data, digital assets and intelligence
    • Developing an effective data breach incident response plan;
    • Essential insurance considerations

    Joseph Raczynski, Technologist, Large & Medium Law Firms, Thomson Reuters

    Akin Akinbosoye, Director of Cybersecurity, MxD
    Christina Ayiotis, Vice President, Deputy for Information Governance and Privacy, OCC
    Matthew Baciak, Counsel, Global Privacy, Hyatt Hotels Corporation

    4:30 PM
    Closing Remarks
    Akin Akinbosoye

    Director of Cybersecurity, MxD

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    Christina Ayiotis

    Vice President, Deputy for Information Governance and Privacy, OCC

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    Matthew Baciak

    Counsel, Global Privacy, Hyatt Hotels Corporation

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    Alfreda Bradley-Coar

    Principal, The Bradley Coar Group, LLC

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    Christine Castellano

    former Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary & CEO, Ingredion Inc.

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    David G. Curran

    Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer, FiscalNote

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    Julie DiMauro

    Regulatory Intelligence Expert, Thomson Reuters

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    Jordan Domash

    General Manager, Relativity Trace

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    Leslie Gaines-Ross

    Chief Reputation Strategist, Weber Shandwick

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    Debra Geister

    CEO, Section 2 Financial Intelligence

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    Melissa Harris

    CEO, M. Harris & Co.

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    Jeffrey Landes

    Partner, Epstein Becker & Green

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    Sean McKessy

    Partner, Phillips & Cohen LLP

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    Gina Merrill

    Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

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    Joseph Raczynski

    Legal Technologist/Futurist
    Thomson Reuters Legal

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    Alexandra Rebay

    Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Verizon

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    Adam Schwartz

    Partner, Shearman & Sterling

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    Sean P. Tonolli

    Partner, Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

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    Joe Turner

    Head of Global Compliance Monitoring, Sony Corporation of America

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    Kim Yapchai

    Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, Tenneco Inc.

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    233 Wacker Drive
    Willis Tower, 67th Floor
    Chicago, IL 60606

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