Chair of the Compliance Services team Christopher Myers and Partners Jeff Mittleman and Dan Small will speak at the Association of Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting.
Mr. Myers will speak on a panel titled "Officers in the Crosshairs: The Responsible Corporate Officer Doctrine and Other Theories of Individual Liability." He will outline the increased risk to corporate executives, including in-house counsel, under this doctrine and other theories of liability, and what can be done to avoid liability through stronger compliance and ethics programs.
Mr. Mittleman will speak on a panel titled "Conducting Efficient Due Diligence." Due diligence is the cornerstone of M&A practice, but conducting efficient due diligence requires striking a balance between the near-term negotiation of the acquisition agreement and the longer-term, post-closing integration of the companies. Mr. Mittleman will discuss tips and practice pointers necessary to run an efficient due diligence process.
Mr. Small will speak on a panel titled "Key Sources for Structuring Your Compliance and Ethics Program." Many busy in-house lawyers, who also have compliance program responsibilities on their plates, don't have detailed knowledge of what it takes to have an effective compliance and ethics program. Mr. Small will provide training on the sentencing guidelines and other criteria used to measure compliance programs, including a comparison with the standards of COSO, OECD and the Adequate Procedures guidelines under the UK Bribery Act. This program will provide practical advice on the design, implementation and enhancement of compliance and ethics programs.
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