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

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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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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 Details

    Thursday, Sep 26

    8:30 AM
    Registration & Breakfast
    9:30 AM
    Opening Remarks
    9:45 AM
    The Political Boiling Point: Is Bipartisanship Dead?

    Political tensions between Democrats and Republicans have never been higher. At a pivotal time when historic bipartisanship has been effectively quashed, vitriol fueled tribalism and bombastic histrionics appear to be occurring with greater frequency on Capitol Hill. What does the current state of US politics have on corporate entities? Is the American economy poised to take off or suffer a setback heading into the new calendar year? This session closely examines:

    • How and why the political landscape has become as vindictive as it is today
    • How corporate entities have been and are being affected by the current political climate
    • Forecasting 2019 and 2020 election results and their subsequent impact on regulatory reforms
    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
    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

    Alexandra RebayVice President & Deputy General Counsel, Verizon
    Justin Tolomeo, Head of Investigation, GE Healthcare

    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
    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
    4:30 PM
    Closing Remarks


    The Metropolitan Club of Chicago

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

    Please be advised, Thomson Reuters has not arranged a room block for this program. Interested parties may inquire at a number of nearby hotels about available rooms.

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