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Tom Fox Will Host a Compliance Masterclass in Boston — June 11 & 12

By | AMI News, Events

via Tom Fox at FCPAcompliancereport.com:

I am pleased to announce a two-day Compliance Master Class, which is unlike any other class currently being offered. It will be held in Boston, June 11 & 12, 2019. This Compliance Master Class is not theory or analytical underpinnings of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), it focuses on the operationalizing of compliance. For it is only in the doing of compliance that companies have a real chance of avoiding FCPA liability.

The Compliance Master Class provides a unique opportunity for any level of FCPA compliance practitioner, from the seasoned Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) to the practitioner who is new to the compliance profession. If you are looking for a training class to turbocharge your knowledge on the nuts and bolts of a best practices compliance program going forward, this is the class for you to attend.

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Join AMI for Our Boston Roundtable: Updated DOJ Evaluations of Corporate Compliance Programs – June 13th in Boston

By | AMI News, Eric Feldman, Events, Vin DiCianni

Join Affiliated Monitors’ Vin DiCianni, Eric Feldman, and Tom Fox, The Compliance Evangelist for a

Boston Roundtable:
Updated DOJ Evaluations of Corporate Compliance Programs: What’s New?

 

DETAILS:
Date: June 13, 2019
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Location: Post 390 / 406 Stuart Street / Boston, MA 02116

RSVP TO JAY ROSEN
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Cathy Cordy is Attending the NABP 115th Annual Meeting in Minneapolis — May 16–18

By | AMI News, Cathy Cordy, Events

The NABP 115th Annual Meeting, “Working Together as a Team Makes Anything Possible,” provides pharmacy board members and staff as well as other pharmacy stakeholders with an opportunity to take an active role in protecting the public health. Held at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center, the gathering serves as the venue for boards of pharmacy to elect officers and members of the NABP Executive Committee, to review and vote on NABP policies via proposed resolutions, and to guide the direction of the Association.

In addition to the important business sessions, attendees have the opportunity to participate in networking opportunities including the President’s Welcome Reception, the Hospitality Brunch, and the Annual Awards Luncheon. The 115th Annual Meeting features a new, streamlined schedule.

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Beth Compton and Jesse Caplan are Attending the NAAG Consumer Protection Spring Conference — May 20–22 in D.C.

By | AMI News, Beth Compton, Events, Jesse Caplan

This year’s NAAG Consumer Protection Spring Conference will be held in Washington, D.C. at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel from May 20-22, 2019. The agenda aims to address pressing and relevant issues specific to your role in consumer protection. On Monday, May 20 from 11:45 a.m. until 7:30 p.m., the private, nonprofit, and government sectors are invited to attend the public portion of the conference. This will include a panel of attorneys general, as well as sessions on privacy and data, cryptocurrencies, and telecom issues. There will also be an open-mic discussion of private sector issues.

The 2019 NAAG Consumer Protection Spring Conference is coordinated by the NAGTRI Center for Consumer Protection, whose mission is to assist and enable state and territory attorneys general in protecting the public in the areas of consumer protection and charitable asset and entity oversight by providing information, technical assistance, and support; facilitating cooperation among attorney general staff through open dialogue and advanced communication systems; planning, organizing, and conducting training and seminars for the exchange of ideas and information on relevant matters; and promoting the development of effective programs and education for the protection of the public.

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Eric Feldman featured on the SCCE Compliance Perspectives Podcast — the Benczkowski Memo & Corporate Monitors

By | AMI News, Eric Feldman, Media
via Adam Turteltaub at SCCE

In October 2018 Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski of the US Department of Justice issued a memo entitled “Selection of Monitors in Criminal Division Matters.”  Some took the memo to herald the end of corporate monitorships.

Not so, says Eric Feldman of Affiliated Monitors.  In this podcast he explains that, instead, the memo was designed to improve both the selection of monitors and the process for determining whether having a monitor is appropriate.

Over the years it had become the default to have a monitor when a Deferred Prosecution Agreement was put in place.  Now a cost/benefit analysis will be conducted before going down this often long road.  The DOJ will be examining factors such as who was involved in the wrongdoing and what progress the company has made on its own to strengthen its compliance efforts.

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5-Part FCPA Podcast Series feat. Don Stern: Independent Monitoring & Proactive Assessments for Defense Attorneys

By | AMI News, Donald Stern, Media

In this five-part podcast series sponsored by AMI, Tom Fox is joined by Don Stern. Together they consider how defense counsel can work proactively with independent monitors to help clients who may have sustained an ethical or compliance violation or are under government scrutiny for allegations of illegal misconduct in a wide variety of industries, disciplines and corporate settings.

Listen to the full series below, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Day 1:

In this first episode, they introduce the concept of defense counsel working with independent monitors.

Day 2:

This week, in the second episode, Don Stern and Tom Fox take a deep dive into the nuts and bolts of defense counsel working with a third-party independent. They explore basic questions around the attorney/client privilege, review the steps an independent third-party monitor should take, and the always difficult decision on self-disclosure.

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Eric Feldman will be speaking at ECI’s IMPACT 2019 Conference in Dallas, TX — April 30–May 2

By | AMI News, Eric Feldman, Events

Eric Feldman will be on a panel of experts for a session titled:

IDENTIFYING AND MITIGATING E&C RISKS

Jeremy Wilson, Conduct Risk Leader Ethics Advocacy and Anti-bribery and Corruption Governance Leader, Wells Fargo & Company

Panel:
Eric Feldman, Senior VP and Managing Director, Affiliated Monitors
Patrick Gnazzo, Principal, Better Business Practices, LLC
Robert Meunier, Independent Debarment & Suspension Consultant

An important characteristic of a High Quality Program (“HQP’) is sharing responsibility for risk identification and mitigation across the organization. Ethics & Compliance is a key component of this effort.  What should that look like?  Hear from a panel of experts with a unique perspective – independent monitors who have worked with organizations to review/refine their risk assessment processes in the wake of compliance failures.

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Vin DiCianni, Deann Conroy, and Denise Moran are attending the 2019 FSMB Annual Meeting — April 25–27 in Fort Worth, TX

By | AMI News, Events, Vin DiCianni

The FSMB Annual Meeting is the premiere educational and networking event for the nation’s medical regulatory community. The three-day event brings together health care leaders to discuss current challenges and innovative ideas that will help shape the future of medical regulation.

This three-day intensive program brings together national experts in the field of medical licensure and discipline to discuss current and future challenges facing medical regulators.

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Thoughts on Attending My First Women in Compliance Conference — by María Astigarraga

By | AMI News, Media, Press
Thoughts on Attending My First Women in Compliance Conference

Last month I attended my first Women in Compliance Conference and Awards in London. It was such a great experience that I wanted to share who I met with, what I learned and why I recommend connecting with other global compliance leaders.

Around 80 people attended the Conference, coming from many countries like Spain, France, Italy, Germany, the USA, Finland, Belgium, China, Brazil, India, Russia and the UK, among others. Most women were working as compliance officers in big multinationals such as Boeing, Cargotec, General Electric, Pepsico, AB inBev, Tenneco, Whirlpool, Volkswagen or Bloomberg. But there were also some women working for SMEs and service providers like The Red Flag Group, Skadden, Mishcon de Reya or Affiliated Monitors.

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5-Part FCPA Podcast Series: Federal Contractor Responsibility for Ethics & Compliance

By | AMI News, Media, Press, Rod Grandon

In this special five-part podcast series, sponsored by Affiliated Monitors, Inc., Tom Fox visits with AMI Managing Director Rod Grandon. Along the way, they consider the responsibility of federal contractors to maintain their status as “Responsible Contractors” and explore the benefits of having an effective compliance and business ethics program not only to increase business efficiencies and profitability but prepare you in good stead if the regulators come knocking.

Day 1:

In this first episode, we introduce the concept of Responsible Contractors.

Day 2:

In this Episode 2, Grandon and Fox engage in more in-depth discussion what the government expects from contractors. The concept of the Responsible Contractor focuses on integrity and honesty. It goes beyond the notion of responsibility in all forms of interactions with the government and actions by the company in their commercial operations. 

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