AMI sponsors and attends HLA’s Annual Breakfast in Boston – Nov. 7th

Health Law Advocates’ Annual Benefit Breakfast is the primary source of corporate and individual gifts for HLA. Over the years, this event has enabled HLA to help 12,500+ families and individuals access health care.


AMI was proud to sponsor and attend this year’s event, featuring the musical political satire group Capitol Steps.

AMI’s Steve Nemmers and Tim Shannon

Vin DiCianni with Courtney A. Caruso, JD, Associate at Hogan Lovells LLP

Don Stern with Michael Segal and Catherine Dunham

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Eric Feldman to Speak at the Greater Houston Business Ethics Roundtable in Houston, November 2

Topic:  Building An Integrated Ethics, Compliance and Anti-Fraud Program:  What the Government is Looking For

Speaker: Eric Feldman, Principal, Affiliated Monitors, Inc.

Location: Phillips 66
2331 City West Boulevard
Houston, TX 77042

Date: November 2, 2017
Time: 1:30-4:00PM

About this session: 

Government regulators and law enforcement are increasingly requiring companies to create effective Ethics and Compliance Programs as a way of addressing the wave of international bribery, corruption, and corporate ethical failures.  Many countries are also joining the United States in more aggressively enforcing these new requirements and Anti-Corruption laws that have been on the books for years.

In many instances, enforcement authorities will provide alternative resolutions and special consideration to companies facing government action who can demonstrate prior comprehensive actions to create a strong ethics and compliance program and ethical culture.

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Rod Grandon Joins Venable LLP Webinar on Suspension & Debarment – Oct. 26

In this month’s Government Contracts webinar, Venable LLP welcomes Rodney Grandon, of Affiliated Monitors, Inc. and the former US Air Force Deputy General Counsel of Contractor Responsibility and Conflict Resolution, who will join Venable attorneys Melanie Jones Totman and Dismas N. Locaria, as they examine the explosion in suspension and debarment activity over the past several years. This presentation will include an examination and discussion over the expanded use of this action by federal agencies, and strategies and steps organizations and individuals can and should take to avoid becoming another number. This is a must for government contractors, as the risk is just too great to ignore!

Thursday, October 26, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET

For more information, contact:
Arlana Walford


Dismas Locaria, Esq., Partner, Government Contracts Practice, Venable LLP
Melanie Jones Totman, Esq., Counsel, Government Contracts Practice, Venable LLP
Rodney A.

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AMI Sponsors NAFUSA 2017 Annual Conference in DC, October 18 – 20

Affiliated Monitors, Inc. (“AMI”) will be sponsoring the 2017 National Association of Former United States Attorneys 2017 Annual Conference in Washington, DC. AMI’s will be represented at this year’s event by Eric Feldman and former NAFUSA president Donald Stern.

The conference will begin with a cocktail reception on Wednesday evening, October 18, 2017, on the Jones Day rooftop. Golf will be available on Wednesday morning at the Army Navy course in Arlington VA, on a first come first served basis to the first 28 to register.

On Thursday morning President Bart Daniel will call the conference to order and introduce our sponsors. Following the traditional roundhouse introduction of members, will be the presentation of the J. Michael Bradford Award to the AUSA of the year, Evan Norris of the EDNY.

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Jay Rosen to Speak at the 2017 Compliance and Ethics Institute in Las Vegas, October 16 & 17

From Bangkok to Bogota and Boston to Brussels, Global ABC and FCPA Benchmarks, Best Practices and Bootcamps – One Size Does Not Fit All
Monday, October 16, 4:30–5:30 pm
Tuesday, October 17, 2:30–3:30 pm
Jay Rosen
VP Business Development & Monitoring Specialist
Affiliated Monitors, Inc.

• How do companies choose to communicate their antibribery values to their global workforce?
• If your compliance program is starting at 0, how to resist the urge to go straight to 60 mph. How to ease yourself out onto the anti-bribery and anti-corruption road.
• What are specific FCPA/Global Compliance risks that keep you challenged?

If you’re an experienced compliance and ethics professional or looking for a more interactive program, this track is for you.

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Eric Feldman to Speak at the 2017 Compliance and Ethics Institute in Las Vegas, October 16 & 17

Suppliers and Other Third Party Engagement
Monday, October 16, 3:00–4:00 pm
Tuesday, October 17, 11:00 am—12:00pm
Eric R. Feldman
Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Corporate Ethics and Compliance Programs
Affiliated Monitors, Inc.

• Explore the compliance risks that companies face in dealing with suppliers, partners, agents, business intermediaries and other third parties.
• Identify and share cost-effective best practices in the contracting, management, and oversight of third parties.
• Learn new strategies for implementing sound business practices that help to demonstrate due diligence and mitigate compliance risk.

If you’re an experienced compliance and ethics professional or looking for a more interactive program, this track is for you. Each session is designed to involve everyone in the room.

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Rodney Grandon to Speak at 2017 ACC Annual Meeting on October 14th

Grandon will be speaking on Recent Developments and Emerging Issues in US Federal Government Contracting
Presented in cooperation with Venable LLP
Curricula: Contracts & Negotiations, Data Privacy & Security, Employment & Labor, Regulation
Skill Level: Intermediate
An ACC Annual Meeting in Washington, DC would not be complete without a robust examination of the most notable trends, rules, regulations, and other news currently affecting US federal government contracting. A panel of government contracting gurus will share practical guidance and expert insight on topics such as cybersecurity regulation of governing contractors, the impact of counterfeit parts regulation on commercial suppliers, challenges in hiring non-US citizens and former government personnel, and more

Michael Clancy, Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Oracle
Paul Debolt, Partner, Venable LLP
Rodney Grandon, Managing Director, Government Services, Affiliated Monitors,Inc.

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Eric Feldman to Lead Course on Developing an Integrated Anti-Fraud, Compliance and Ethics Program (LA – October 12-13)

Tone at the top can set a precedent for an ethical corporate culture, but a formal ethics program provides a clear framework for the organization’s expectations, policies and potential consequences. While compliance and ethics are the foundation of such programs, the pervasive threat of fraud makes it critical to also integrate fraud-focused initiatives into the program, including anti-fraud and whistleblower policies.

Learn best practices for creating an effective compliance and ethics program that incorporates anti-fraud measures. This 2-day course will explore the essential steps your organization needs to take in developing a program that will effectively foster ethical behavior, promote compliance and deter fraudulent activities by your employees.

ACFE Sign-up Link:

Event Location: Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza
Hotel Phone: (800) 843-6664
Room Rate: $239 single/double
Hotel Cut-Off: September 12, 2017

Members: $695
Non-Members: $845

CPE: 16

Course Level: Overview

Prerequisite: None

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Donald Stern to Speak at the American Bar Association’s Sixth Annual London White Collar Crime Institute, October 9th

Plenary Session III – The Rise of Health Care Related Legislation & Prosecution on a Global Scale Regulation and government scrutiny of the health care industry is increasing on a global scale: more countries are encouraging whistleblowers; theories of liability are becoming more creative; penalties are increasing; and cooperation among foreign law enforcement agencies is expanding. This panel will discuss recent trends in global enforcement, including focus on the accuracy of health care provider communications, the integrity of the manufacturing process and drug supply chain, data security, and anti-corruption efforts, as well as the growing international receptiveness to deferred prosecution agreements and monitors. This panel will further address ways to navigate the international reach of investigations and proactive steps to take to minimize potential risk.

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