Webcast: Challenges in Compliance and Corporate Governance

January 27, 2015

​The extraordinary events of the past year, from international cybersecurity breaches to significant economic and trade sanction developments, emphasize the expansive array of challenges facing today’s compliance professionals. Join our experienced securities law, corporate governance, white collar defense and investigations attorneys as they discuss practical approaches for building a robust compliance program that is risk-driven and integrated into the business. This year’s presentation features new Gibson Dunn partner Lori Zyskowski, formerly Executive Counsel, Corporate, Securities & Finance at the General Electric Company, where she advised GE’s board of directors and senior management on corporate governance and securities law issues, and of counsel Daniel Chung, an experienced trial and appellate attorney who previously served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York where he investigated and prosecuted a wide range of complex federal criminal cases. Lori and Dan join Joe Warin who now is in his 11th year of hosting ‘Challenges in Compliance and Corporate Governance.’

Topics discussed include:

  • Building & Overseeing Effective Compliance
  • Compliance Implications of Leadership Structures, Succession Planning, and Compensation
  • Managing Reputational, Cybersecurity, and Third-Party Risks
  • 2014 Details on SEC and DOJ Enforcement
  • Trade Sanctions and FIRREA Statistics and Key Trends
  • U.S. Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network Update
  • FCPA, FCA, CFPB, and CFTC Statistics and Key Trends
  • International Regulation and Enforcement Trends, including U.K. and EU Updates

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.

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Moderator:

F. Joseph Warin — Co-Chair of the firm’s White Collar Defense and Investigations practice and former Assistant United States Attorney in Washington, D.C. Mr. Warin has been ranked as a leading FCPA, white collar criminal defense, securities compliance and enforcement attorney by 2014 Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2006 – 2014 Best Lawyers in America, and named a Top Lawyer for Criminal Defense by Washingtonianmagazine and a White Collar Law MVP by Law360. Mr. Warin’s areas of expertise include 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. He has conducted FCPA investigations relating to business in 35 countries around the globe and is the only person to have served as the FCPA compliance monitor, or U.S. counsel to the FCPA compliance monitor, in three different FCPA monitorships. He routinely represents global companies, advising them on anti-corruption compliance, with a special focus on matters involving China and the Far East.

Panelists:

Lori Zyskowski — Partner in Gibson Dunn’s New York office.  Ms. Zyskowski is an experienced securities regulation and corporate governance practitioner, with a focus on SEC compliance and disclosure issues, corporate governance best practices, and state corporate laws. She formerly served as Executive Counsel, Corporate, Securities & Finance at the General Electric Company, where she advised GE’s board of directors and senior management on corporate governance and securities law issues.  Ms. Zyskowski was responsible for outreach to institutional investors on governance and executive compensation issues and overseeing the company’s review and response to shareholder proposals.  She oversaw the company’s periodic reporting, registered offerings, proxy statement and other SEC and NYSE filings, and advised on mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and financial services regulatory matters. Ms. Zyskowski also served as Corporate and Securities Counsel and Assistant Secretary at Pitney Bowes and as Assistant General Counsel, Securities at MeadWestvaco.

Daniel Chung — Of Counsel in Gibson Dunn’s Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Chung is a member of the firm’s White Collar Defense and Investigations, Securities Enforcement, Health Care and Life Sciences, Antitrust and Trade Regulation, and Crisis Management practice groups.  In addition to being a seasoned trial and appellate attorney, Mr. Chung has significant experience conducting investigations domestically and abroad, and advising public and private companies with respect to a wide range of matters, including compliance and corporate governance.  Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Mr. Chung served for four years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York where he investigated and prosecuted a wide range of complex federal criminal cases, involving securities fraud, health care fraud, money laundering, computer hacking and other cybercrimes, and complex racketeering.  In 2012, he received the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation’s “Prosecutor of the Year” award.