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Corporate Compliance Programs: Where Outside Counsel Can Help -- or Make a Bad Situation Worse
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 8:00 am-10:00 am

Corporate compliance and ethics programs are now commonplace for enterprises of all sizes. But where does a company go to create a program -- or find out if the existing program is any good? The natural response of many companies is to turn to their primary outside counsel, but is that always the right choice? In this provocative program, you'll hear from a diverse panel with experience as consultant, inside counsel, outside counsel, and government prosecutor. You'll find out where traditional law firm lawyers do a terrible job in devising compliance programs -- and you'll also hear where they are absolutely essential. The panel will discuss the growing controversy over using a corporate law department as the compliance department, and how some government agencies routinely prohibit the practice. Find out what prosecutors think about compliance programs as they make charging decisions, and why the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice does not evaluate antitrust compliance programs under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. Whether you are a house counsel or law firm lawyer, you'll learn how inside and outside counsel can best work together to construct a compliance program that will look good to prosecutors, and, most importantly, actually work to keep a company out of trouble.

THEODORE BANKS, Schoeman Updike Kaufman & Scharf (Chicago, Illinois)

JUDE A. CURTIS, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
DOUG LANKLER, Executive Vice President, Chief Compliance & Risk Officer, Pfizer

Sponsored by:
In House/Outside Litigation Group, Jack Lerner, Richard Mattiaccio, Co-Chairs

Event Location: 42 West 44th St. (bet. 5th & 6th Ave.)