6th Annual Webcast Briefing on Challenges in Compliance and Corporate Governance

January 20, 2010

While compliance professionals are grappling with developing, implementing and monitoring effective compliance programs and the reality of reduced resources and budgets, the risks involved in non-compliance are higher than ever. Join our experienced securities law, corporate governance and white collar defense and investigations attorneys as they discuss practical approaches for avoiding potential pitfalls and developing strong compliance programs in today’s challenging environment.

Topics discussed include: 

  • Increased focus on enterprise risk management "ERM"
  • The role of the board in risk management and compliance
  • The importance of codes of conduct
  • Convergence of trade sanctions, anti-money laundering and FCPA compliance
  • Compliance requirements for government contractors
  • Compliance costs vs. investigations and settlement costs: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

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

Our Panelists:

Joe Warin — Partner and co-chair of the firm’s White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice and former Assistant United States Attorney in Washington, D.C. Named by numerous publications as a leading white collar criminal defense, securities compliance and enforcement attorney including Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Washingtonian magazine and The Best Lawyers in America. Expertise includes white collar crime and securities enforcement — including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations, False Claims Act cases, special committee representations, compliance counseling and complex civil litigation.

Amy Goodman — Partner and co-chair of the firm’s Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance practice group.  Previously with the SEC, holding several positions, including Associate Director in the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance. Former Chair of the Committee on Director and Officer Liability of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section, and former Chair of the Section’s Shareholder and Investor Relations Subcommittee of the Corporate Governance Committee. Listed in the 2008 Guide to the World’s Leading Corporate Governance Lawyers. Advises clients with respect to securities law disclosure and regulatory issues and corporate governance matters, including the representation of independent board committees.  

Debra Wong Yang — Partner and co-chair of the firm’s Crisis Management Practice group and the White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice group. Former United States Attorney for the Central District of California and former California state judge. Previously served on President Bush’s Corporate Fraud Task Force and former chair of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committees on Cyber/Intellectual Property and Civil Rights. Practice focuses primarily on white collar defense, investigations and related compliance. Was selected by The National Law Journal as one of the 50 most influential minority lawyers in America and has been recognized by publications as a top white collar attorney.

MCLE Credit Information:

This program has been approved for credit in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 1.5 credit hours, of which 1.5 credit hours may be applied toward the areas of professional practice requirement.  This course is NOT approved for transitional credit. Attorneys seeking New York credit must obtain an Affirmation Form prior to watching the archived version of this webcast.  Please contact Jeanine McKeown (National Training Administrator), at 213-229-7140 or [email protected] to request the CLE form.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1.5 hour.  California attorneys may claim "self-study" credit for viewing the archived version of this webcast.  No certificate of attendance is required for California "self-study" credit.

For other questions regarding this webcast presentation, please contact Jeanne Brown at [email protected]