Calendar

Jan
31
Tue
Global Anti-Corruption & FCPA Compliance Congress @ Courtyard by Marriott
Jan 31 – Feb 1 all-day
Global Anti-Corruption & FCPA Compliance Congress @ Courtyard by Marriott | Miami | Florida | United States

On January 31, 2017, I will present on “A Journey to the Dark Side of International Business and Steps to Protect Your Organization” at the CBI Global Anti-Corruption & FCPA Compliance Congress in Miami.

As shared in the program, (link here), attendees will gain critical insights into cross-industry global FCPA risks from front-line perspective, by:

  • Examining behavioral risk which exists at the front-lines of international business to better calibrate compliance programs to real-world behaviors and ethical dilemmas.
  • Exploring areas of FCPA risk facing compliance teams when it comes to identifying and mitigating third party risk.
  • Identifying emerging areas of risk and how to address business development processes when expanding into frontier and low integrity markets
  • Discussing how incentives can take a compliance program off-track.

The event site can be found here.

Mar
10
Fri
The IIA Philadelphia Chapter’s Fraud Symposium @ Exelon Energy Hall
Mar 10 @ 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
The IIA Philadelphia Chapter's Fraud Symposium @ Exelon Energy Hall  | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

This one day fraud symposium, hosted by the Institute of Internal Auditors, Philadelphia Chapter, will include topics such as:

  • Current trends in white collar crime
  • Dealing with the audit committee during an investigation
  • Third party red flags of fraud
  • Compliance and fraud
  • Interviewing the interviewers

I am looking forward to my presentation on Can A Risk Based Audit Process Miss Risk? A Journey to the “Dark Side.” The event page can be found here.

Mar
20
Mon
2nd Annual Third-Party Risk Management & Oversight Summit @ The Princeton Club
Mar 20 – Mar 21 all-day
2nd Annual Third-Party Risk Management & Oversight Summit @ The Princeton Club | New York | New York | United States

Improper oversight of your third-party relationships can cost your organizations millions. The headlines are filled with stories about recent litigation, corruption and data breaches which makes companies, on high-alert to focus on enhanced third-party risk management, stronger oversight, and heightened controls. Compliance Week and Financial Research Associates have joined forces and are proud to present the “2nd Annual Third-Party Risk Management & Oversight Summit” slated for March 20-21 in New York City. Listen to our senior in-house experts from various industries share practical tools and tips to navigate through the complex world of third-party risk management.

On day two of the conference,  I will moderate a panel  called, “Behind the Bride: Multiple Real-World Perspectives on How Foreign Bribery Occurs, Is Investigated and Could be Prevented,” with Gary Giampetruzzi, Global Vice-Chair, Investigations and White Collar Department in the Litigation Department Paul Hastings LLP, and, George “Ren” McEachern, Supervisory Special Agent FBI. In the session, we will address:

  • Does a compliance program geared to the regulators mean that it’s understood in the field?
  • How can a third-party risk-assessment miss risk, and the perils of ‘vetting and forgetting’?
  • Is everyone in your organization vested in understanding the importance of anti-corruption compliance, including the unintended side effects of bribery?
  • What do the recent changes in international investigatory and prosecutorial anti-corruption resources mean to your organization?

The website for the event can be found here.

Mar
29
Wed
The ICA Compliance ‘Making A Difference’ Conference @ Pullman London St. Pancras
Mar 29 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
The ICA Compliance 'Making A Difference' Conference @ Pullman London St. Pancras | England | United Kingdom

This year’s ICA Annual Conference will be focusing on the truly positive aspects of compliance and the ongoing opportunities for the compliance function to influence key stakeholders and outcomes in order to drive businesses forward. Today, compliance professionals don’t simply manage regulatory risk: they also contribute to the wider strategic goals of a firm. This annual conference is a fantastic opportunity to share your thoughts and experiences around making a difference and implementing best practice. It’s a time to learn from others and discuss your ideas, all whilst earning CPD. I look forward to a fireside chat interbiew with Phil Ryan, Chief Executive Officer, ICA. The event site can be found here.

Apr
27
Thu
The Innoxcell Annual Hong-Kong Symposium @ The W Hotel
Apr 27 all-day
The Innoxcell Annual Hong-Kong Symposium @  The W Hotel | 九龍 | Hong Kong

At the end of day one at the InnoXcell Hong Kong Annual Symposium,  I will participate in a panel, “A Journey to the Dark Side of International Business and Steps to Protect Your Organization.” In this session, I will share my experience and perspective in corruption and by aligning real-world behaviors and ethics to true anti-bribery compliance with  Kyle Wombolt, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills. The event site can be found here.

 

May
16
Tue
Protiviti & Skadden Anti-Kleptocracy Conference @ Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
May 16 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Protiviti & Skadden Anti-Kleptocracy Conference @ Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP  | Chicago | Illinois | United States

Please join us for our FCPA and Anti-Kleptocracy conference, featuring special agents from the FBI’s International Corruption Squad and other dignitaries from the law enforcement, regulatory compliance and legal communities.

Hear from some of the world’s most respected authorities on the FCPA, international financial crimes and compliance, featuring discussions on investigating FCPA violations around the globe, the Department of Justice’s new guidance on evaluating corporate compliance and FCPA considerations in mergers and acquisitions.

May
22
Mon
Compliance Week 2017 @ The Mayflower Hotel
May 22 – May 24 all-day
Compliance Week 2017 @ The Mayflower Hotel | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

I am honored to once again present at the Annual Compliance Week Washington DC Conference. On Monday, May 22, 2017, at 11:30, I will moderate a panel, Prevention and Profits: A Deep Dive Into Managing Incentive Programs.

Incentives are seen as integral to business and are a proven means to motivate employees to reach goals and commercial objectives. But incentives can have unintended and invisible side-effects by leading employees to bend the rules to the needs of forecasts, targets and quotas. In this session we’ll discuss how to index incentives and measures to ethical and commercial success, as well as the process – and role of the compliance officer – in revamping performance management systems, including overcoming opposition, communicating with employees, and maintaining business performance. Joining me will be Matthew D’Ambrosio, SVP, Chief Compliance and Ethics officer at Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. as well as Michael Shaw, VP and compliance office for GlaxoSmithKline. The full event site can be found here.
Jun
4
Sun
The MetricStream 2017 GRC Summit @ Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
Jun 4 – Jun 7 all-day
The MetricStream 2017 GRC Summit @ Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center | Oxon Hill | Maryland | United States

MetricStream is pleased to announce its Annual GRC Summit 2017, at Washington DC, from June 4 – 7, 2017. This event brings together leaders and domain experts in Governance, Risk,  and Compliance to debate and explore strategies and solutions that will meet the demands of a constantly changing and dynamic business environment.

On Day 1, I will moderate a panel, “Does A Defensible Anti-Corruption *(or FCPA) * Compliance Program Mean That It’s Understood in the Field?” with Laura Perkins, Assistant Chief, FCPA Unit, Fraud Section, Department of Justice, Sharie A Brown, Partner, Troutman Sanders LLP, James Lord, Shareholder with Inman Flynn and Former Chief, Corporate Fraud Task Force, U.S. Attorney’s Office, WDWA.  The event site can be found here.

 

 

Jun
8
Thu
Antikorrupsjonskonferansen Oslo 2017 @ Felix Konferansesenter
Jun 8 – Jun 9 all-day
Antikorrupsjonskonferansen Oslo 2017 @ Felix Konferansesenter | Norway

This year I will address the 2017 Oslo Anticorruption Conference (Antikorrupsjonskonferansen). The Conference is a unique collaboration between ØKOKRIM,  Transparency International Norway, PwC, and Selmer. The conference focuses on international and national anti-corruption developments and will showcase the most important measures in the current anti-corruption work. The initiative will also contribute to strengthening cooperation between private companies, public sector, development organizations, NGOs and other relevant actors.

The anticorruption conference is organized for the fourth time on Thursday 8 and Friday 9 June 2017.  This year’s conference will, as in previous years, provide a unique insight into current corruption cases, risk development in selected areas, regulatory developments, and specific topics for specialization, debate and learning.

The conference wants to contribute to important anti-corruption competency issues,  and  is appropriate for representatives of all companies and organizations that face corruption challenges and working to prevent and detect corruption, including:

– Private sector
– public sector
– Non-governmental activities (NGO)
– Welfare / aid organizations

The conference is non-profit and all proceeds from the conference will cover the costs associated with implementation. Anticorruption Conference offers professional expertise, inspiration and facilitates networking across sectors.

Practical information and registration can be found here.

Jun
27
Tue
The C5 Anti-Corruption London Conference @ Park Plaza Hotel Victoria
Jun 27 – Jun 29 all-day
The C5 Anti-Corruption London Conference @ Park Plaza Hotel Victoria | England | United Kingdom

Now in its 11th successful year, C5’s International Conference on Anti-Corruption – London Edition is where the anti-corruption community meets once a year in June. Key enforcement officials from the UK Serious Fraud Office, the UK Financial Conduct Authority, the U.S. Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission, The Federal Bureau of Investigations, The UK National Crime Agency, cross-industry leading compliance and legal corporate counsel and their preeminent compliance advisors and defence lawyers will come together again for important networking and benchmarking on how to control corruption risks and respond effectively when problems are identified.

On day two I will engage in a panel “Double Act: What Are the Behavioral Drivers of Bribery and Whistle-Blowing.”

This interactive session will walk you through the psychology of bribery and whistle-blowing, through two real-world experiences, as moderated by Barry Vitou, Partner, Pinsent Masons, and Head of their Global Corporate Crime Team and the Regulatory, Investigations and Administrative law group Practice.

In this panel, Wendy Addison and I will share our real world experiences through whistleblowing and bribery, respectfully, and talk about what drives someone to take such risks, with unexpected outcomes. In addition, we will share with Barry how in our current work, how we see opportunities to foster a speak up corporate culture, which can not only serve to reduce the risks of corruption, but can also foster and inspire a workplace where values, ethics and integrity are embraced by those on the front-line of business. It’s a session designed to help you “get to what you don’t know.”

The full event site can be found here.