UHLC to host 2nd Annual Ethics and Compliance Symposium

Experts will share practical advice on challenges in the changing regulatory landscape

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Feb. 20, 2013 – Building on the success of last year's inaugural conference that was featured in The Wall Street Journal, the University of Houston Law Center is hosting the 2nd Annual Ethics and Compliance Symposium. The event is sponsored by Center for Consumer Law at the Law Center. This one-day conference will provide attendees with practical advice for and real-world examples of the issues that ethics and compliance officers face today.

The conference will begin with an explanation of political risk forecasting using various data points from author and social scientist Dr. Philip Tetlock. His framework will help companies understand how to accurately utilize external and internal data to create a risk-based compliance program.

The conference will also include sessions discussing privacy, hospitality, using technology in compliance programs, global compliance challenges, and joint venture issues, as well as a Latin American–focused panel with speakers from government-controlled companies. Additionally, Morgan Lewis will present code-of-conduct benchmarking data from Fortune 500 companies in the form of interactive polling questions that will highlight changes from 2011–2012 codes of conduct, including which companies have changed facilitation payment, social media, and trade control policies.

The conference will feature a faculty of leading in-house compliance lawyers from industries ranging from retail to energy, as well as the following speakers:

  1. George J. Terwilliger, III, Co-Chair of Morgan Lewis's White Collar Litigation & Government Investigations Practice and former Deputy U.S. Attorney General, Acting Attorney General, and federal prosecutor
  2. Lauren Stevens, former GlaxoSmithKline in-house lawyer who was accused of obstruction of justice by the DOJ but vindicated at trial when the judge threw out the government's case
  3. Dr. Philip Tetlock, Leonore Annenberg University Professor in the University of Pennsylvania's School of Arts and Sciences (Psychology) and Wharton School (Management)

The symposium will be held June 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Law Center. Click here to RSVP.

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