5th Annual Webcast Briefing on Challenges in Compliance and Corporate Governance

February 3, 2009

Our Program:
This complimentary briefing addresses the latest challenges in-house counsel, directors and senior executives face in developing, implementing and monitoring effective compliance programs in the current environment of financial crisis coupled with a change of administration and the shift in programs and priorities that are sure to follow. Our experienced corporate, securities and business crimes attorney-presenters cover practical approaches for avoiding potential pitfalls and developing strong compliance programs.

Topics discussed include:

  • Increased focus on risk assessment and risk management
  • The role of the Board in compliance
  • The importance of Codes of Conduct
  • FCPA compliance developments
  • Criminal antitrust enforcement trends
  • DOJ’s revision of the McNulty Memo
  • New compliance requirements for government contractors
  • Other hot topics in compliance

Who should view this program: 
In-house counsel, directors, senior executives, finance and audit staff, corporate governance and compliance officers, corporate secretaries and other personnel responsible for public company compliance 

Featured presenters include: 

Joe WarinJoe is chair of the Litigation Department for Gibson Dunn’s Washington, DC office. Joe served as Assistant United States Attorney in Washington, DC from 1976-83. His areas of expertise include white-collar crime, securities compliance and enforcement, special committee representations and civil litigation. His clients have included corporations, officers, directors and professionals in regulatory, investigative and litigation matters. These representations have involved federal regulatory and criminal investigations and Congressional hearings. Joe has been involved in investigations in securities fraud, antitrust, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, and general business crimes. Joe’s civil practice includes representation of clients in complex litigation in federal courts and international arbitrations. He has handled 10b-5 securities and RICO claim lawsuits, hostile takeovers, and commercial disputes. Joe was selected as one of the first mediators for the District of Columbia’s alternative dispute resolution program and has participated in arbitrations involving domestic and international law issues. Joe has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America every year from 2006 – 2009 for White Collar Criminal Defense. He was also selected as a Top Lawyer for Criminal Defense by Washingtonian magazine in December 2004 and 2007.

Amy GoodmanAmy is a partner in Gibson Dunn’s Washington, DC office, where she is co-chair of the firm’s Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance practice group and a member of the firm’s Executive Compensation and Corporate Transactions groups. She advises clients with respect to securities law disclosure and regulatory issues and corporate governance matters, including the representation of independent board committees. Amy was previously with the Securities and Exchange Commission for 11 years, holding several positions with the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance, including Associate Director (EDGAR), Deputy Associate Director, Assistant Chief of the Office of Disclosure Policy, and Chief of the Task Force on Corporate Accountability. She also served as Legal Assistant and Special Counsel to SEC Chairman Harold Williams and as an attorney in the SEC’s Division of Investment Management. Amy is Chair of the Committee on Director and Officer Liability of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section, and Chair of the Section’s Shareholder and Investor Relations Subcommittee of the Corporate Governance Committee. She is President-elect of the Board of Directors of The Association of SEC Alumni, Inc., and also a member of the Federal Regulation of the Securities Committee of the Business Law Section and the Securities Law Committee of the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals. Amy is listed in the 2008 Guide to the World’s Leading Corporate Governance Lawyers.

David Burns – David is a partner in Gibson Dunn’s Washington, DC office where his practice focuses on white-collar criminal defense, internal investigations, regulatory enforcement and litigation matters. Prior to joining the firm, he served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York. David represents corporations and individuals in federal and state court, as well as before the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the New York Attorney General’s Office and other federal and state agencies. His areas of expertise include securities and accounting fraud, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), criminal antitrust violations, government procurement fraud and public corruption investigations. David develops and implements FCPA compliance programs and regularly counsels clients on FCPA matters in corporate transactions, in addition to representing clients in FCPA –related internal investigations and government investigations. As a federal prosecutor from 2000 to 2005, David tried more than a dozen federal criminal jury trials and argued numerous appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. In 2004, he received the Department of Justice’s Director’s Award for superior performance as an Assistant United States Attorney.

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