Advising Clients on Developing and Executing a Compliance Program

D.C Bar Webinar

This program will provide an overview of an effective compliance and ethics program, including a discussion of theories of criminal liability for an organization, its directors, officers and employees. Panelists will also discuss a selection of laws, regulations, policies and case studies that either require an organization to have a compliance and ethics program or that provide best practices for a compliance and ethics program. Panelists will call upon their experiences to provide practical methods to develop or manage an effective ethics and compliance program to mitigate the risk of criminal liability including conducting risk assessments, developing internal controls, conducting internal investigations, and managing third parties. The class is designed for experienced attorneys advising clients that are organizations (corporations, non-profits and trade associations) and in-house lawyers.

Attendees will walk away from this class with a better understanding of:

• Requirements for organizations to have a defined program to identify and manage legal risks
• Theories of criminal liability that prosecutors may use to investigate and charge organizations, directors, officers, and employees
• Practical ideas for working with clients to establish effective methods to identify and mitigate legal risks
• Unique risks for an organization that works with third parties and methods to mitigate those risks
• Emerging enforcement trends and recent prosecutions of organizations and their leaders/employees for engaging in wrongdoing.



Maria McMahon (Course Moderator), Baker McKenzie

Margaret M. Cassidy, Cassidy Law PLLC

Joan Meyer, Baker McKenzie

Joseph Campbell, Navigant Consulting Inc.

Todd Braunstein, Willis Towers Watson; 


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