Legal Aspects of Trade @ Marriott Downtown Hartford, Connecticut
Jun 12 – Jun 14 all-day
Legal Aspects of Trade @ Marriott Downtown Hartford, Connecticut  | Hartford | Connecticut | United States

The Government, OEMs, and Tier 1s are not just demanding from their supply chain product quality, on time delivery, and competitive pricing. They are also demanding regulatory compliance and cyber risk awareness. This compliance conference is designed for aerospace and defense supply chain companies, research institutions, and their management to help educate them and understand the importance of trade compliance and cyber security.

This conference will feature government and private sector compliance speakers from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Defense, FBI, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Treasury, United Technology Corporation, and other OEMs.

On Monday, June 13th, 2016 at 3:00 PM, I will participate in an FCPA Panel with Ross Garber, Partner, Shipman & Goodwin and  “Ren” McEachern, Chief of the International Corruption Unit, FBI. The event homepage can be found here.


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.

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.


The NACD 2018 Global Board Leaders’ Summit @ Marriott Marquis
Sep 29 – Oct 2 all-day
The NACD 2018 Global Board Leaders' Summit @ Marriott Marquis | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

On September 29-October 2, 2018,  nearly 2,000 corporate directors will gather for the 2018 Global Board Leaders’ Summit in Washington, D.C.

The National Association of Corporate Directors’ (NACD) Global Board Leaders’ Summit is the largest and most important director forum in the world, where the greatest minds in governance convene to take on the largest issues facing today’s boardrooms and collectively discover the future of exemplary board leadership. Whether you are looking to learn more about emerging technologies and how they may impact your business, get a glimpse at what’s on the regulatory agenda for the coming year, or land your next board seat, the Summit has your most pressing corporate-governance concerns covered.

Convening nearly 2,000 corporate executives and board members, the Summit brings together the best and the brightest—cutting-edge thought leaders and industry experts—for four days of dialogue, interactive workshops, and unprecedented networking opportunities.

On Monday, October 1st, 2018, I will lead a Master-Class, called “Behind The Bribe, In Conversation with Richard Bistrong.” As stated in the program, “Does your compliance function understand and appreciate the real-world commercial risks that front-line business teams face? In this interactive, Master Class level talk, CEO, Front-Line Anti-Bribery LLC and former FCPA violator Richard Bistrong shares his front-line experience and lessons as an international sales VP who broke the rules. The conversation will focus on board-level actionable and practical insights for those who oversee companies that work in high-risk environments. The full event site can be found here.