Affiliated Monitors is proud to be a sponsor of the ECI Best Practice Forum: Q&A with the DOJ — July 30 @ 2PM EDT

By AMI News, Events

In recent days, the US Department of Justice (DoJ) has released new versions of two critical documents – the Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs, and A Resource Guide to the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Affiliated Monitors is proud to be sponsoring this upcoming event alongside Navex Global.  Join us for a virtual discussion about these updates with DoJ’s newly appointed Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian Rabbitt.

“ECI is honored that Affiliated Monitors is sponsoring this important event,” said Patricia Harned, CEO of the Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI). “Not only is their support a clear demonstration of their commitment to advancing the E&C industry; it is an excellent example of the way Affiliated Monitors lives their core values of Integrity Through Compliance. 

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Mitigating Legal & Ethical Risks in Public Agency Use of Automated Decision-Making Tools: AMI to host webinar — TO BE RESCHEDULED

By Events, Mikhail Reider-Gordon Event
Due to a scheduling conflict, this webinar will be pushed back to September 2020.
We apologize for any inconvenience & will be in touch when the new date is finalized REGISTER HERE

The cities of New York, San Francisco and Oakland have passed local laws designed to address bias in automated decision-making (ADM/AI) tools. Alabama, Massachusetts, New York and Vermont have all recently passed legislation either requiring or attempting to establish oversight of the use of ADM/AI in state agencies to help ensure fairness, accountability, transparency and ethical use. A recent precedent-setting case in the EU found a municipality to have violated its citizen’s human rights for use of ADM/AI where the decision-making was opaque. Forms of ADM/AI are already deeply embedded in society and can be found in public agency settings from allocation of employment, housing and other benefits to criminal justice and policing.

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Navigating the Risks of Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain in the COVID-19 Era: AMI to host webinar — July 22 @ 12PM ET

By AMI News, Events, Jesse Caplan Event, Jesse Caplan Featured

In this Webinar, our panelists will explore the medical, legal and compliance challenges faced by practitioners and healthcare organizations in prescribing opioids for chronic pain during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will be looking at these challenges from three different perspectives – from a physician who is an expert in opioid prescribing standard of care; from a licensed clinical social worker who has designed and conducted hundreds of physician competency evaluations and training programs; and from an attorney who has represented healthcare organizations and healthcare regulatory agencies.

Jesse Caplan is an attorney and Managing Director of Corporate Oversight for Affiliated Monitors.  Jesse has served as the General Counsel of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services, as a partner with Epstein, Becker and Green, a national health care law firm, and as Chief Legal Counsel for an HMO. 

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Vin DiCianni and Eric Feldman will be attending the ECI’s All-Virtual July Fellows Meeting — July 8-9

By AMI News, Eric Feldman Event, Events, Vin DiCianni Event
ECI’s July Fellows Meeting Looking Forward: Anticipating the Future of E&C All-Virtual Event | July 8-9, 2020

ECI’s Fellows Meetings are exclusive gatherings of Fellows Members that happen twice per year. At Fellows meetings, you will have the opportunity to participate in high-level discussions, exclusive keynote presentations and hands-on breakout sessions that are all designed to help you achieve your goals as a senior-level E&C leader.

Fellows participants are a global group of high-level E&C Directors, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officers, other C-Suite leaders and esteemed academics that are all familiar with the challenges you face as an E&C leader and eager to share their stories, strategies and challenges with others.

This year’s July Fellows Meeting will be an all-virtual event, hosted on the Zoom videoconferencing platform.

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AMI to Sponsor the AHLA Virtual Annual Meeting — June 29–July 1

By AMI News, Events

Every year, nearly 1,500 health law professionals join AHLA at its Annual Meeting to get the most current information and analysis on a myriad of legal issues facing the health care industry in thoughtful, practical solution-oriented sessions . This year is, of course, no different than any other in that regard.

The difference is, this year, we won’t be gathering together in-person to attend the programs as so many of us do each year. The unfortunate reality of the COVID-19 crisis makes an in-person meeting of this size untenable at this time, so AHLA has decided to convert the In-House Counsel Program and Annual Meeting to virtual programs.

View the full schedule.

We have included all the high-quality, practical breakout sessions you have come to expect – Keynote Speakers, the fast-paced overview of developments over the past year from the Year in Review, and coverage of all the TOPICS important to health law professionals.

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AMI is Sponsoring a Session at the 2020 Virtual Institute on White Collar Crime: Ethics at Risk in High Profile White Collar Cases — June 24 @ 12pm ET

By AMI News, Events

Moderator: Morris (Sandy) Weinberg, Jr.,

Panelists: Prof. Lara Bazelon, Hon. Robert S. Brewer, Jr., John Keker, Alice Fisher, Prof. Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr., Hon. G. Zachary Terwilliger.

The panel will discuss a series of recent high profile ethics issues, including the repercussions experienced by Professor Sullivan as a result of his representation of Harvey Weinstein, the manner in which prosecutors obtain the testimony of cooperating witnesses through proffers from their lawyers and the resulting potential differences from their own testimony, the myriad of issues for pool counsel addressed by the recent New York City Bar ethics opinion, the Rule of Law and the administration of justice, several post-Mueller issues such as the dilemma of White House witnesses summoned before Congressional committees, and the DOJ essentially outsourcing investigations of companies to the firms representing them, turning private lawyers into prosecutors.

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Pay Me Now or Pay Me Later: Eric Feldman Will be Speaking at the 2020 ACFE Virtual Global Fraud Conference — June 22

By AMI News, Eric Feldman Event, Eric Feldman Featured, Events

The 2018 policy memo by U.S. Deputy Attorney General Brian Benczkowski offered companies alternative paths to the traditional mandatory corporate monitorship, and the 2019 DOJ evaluation criteria provide a detailed road map for in-house compliance, ethics and anti-fraud practitioners to implement proactive monitoring for positive resolutions. This session will explore how self-assessment of an organization’s ethics and compliance activities through a proactive monitorship can help demonstrate due diligence to regulators and law enforcement, resulting in both better outcomes and a more effective anti-fraud program.

You will learn how to:
• Implement proactive monitoring as a cost-effective way for companies to strengthen their compliance and ethics programs and anti-fraud activities
• Examine the most critical changes to the DOJ guidance that can help compliance officers and anti-fraud professionals focus their resources and energy on the highest risk areas
• Design a proactive independent monitoring strategy that can lead to better resolutions of enforcement, administrative regulatory actions without the imposition of a monitor

Session Details
Monday, June 22 — 3:55PM – 4:45PM
CPE: 1.0
Ethics CPE: Yes
Session Level: Intermediate
Speaker: Eric Feldman
Field of Study: Behavioral Ethics
Recommended Prerequisite: Knowledge or experience with corporate ethics and compliance programs as a tool to prevent fraud

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The DOJ’s New Guidance for Antitrust Compliance Programs: AMI to host webinar — June 16 @ 12PM ET

By AMI News, Dionne Lomax Event, Dionne Lomax Featured, Events, Jesse Caplan Event, Jesse Caplan Featured
The DOJ’s New Guidance for Antitrust Compliance Programs + Special Considerations During the COVID Pandemic:

Elements of an Effective Compliance Program + Tips for Handling Government Investigations

This webinar will discuss the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division’s recently announced initiative to encourage corporations to develop and implement effective antitrust compliance programs. Our panelists will discuss the new guidance and special considerations during the COVID pandemic and provide practical tips for developing a comprehensive program, including tips on how to handle a federal and/or state antitrust investigations.

Dionne Lomax — Managing Director, Antitrust and Trade Regulation (Affiliated Monitors, Inc.)

Peter Mucchetti — Partner (Clifford Chance)
Vic Domen — Partner (Norton Rose Fulbright)
Jesse Caplan — Managing Director, Corporate Oversight (Affiliated Monitors, Inc.)

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Cynthia Owens will be attending the SCCE Higher Ed Virtual Compliance Conference — June 1 – 3

By AMI News, Cynthia Owens Event, Events

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our Higher Education Compliance Conference will be held virtually.  Attendees will enjoy Higher Education compliance sessions and industry updates in an interactive, online experience, plus have the opportunity to earn “live” Compliance Certification Board (CCB)® Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Higher education institutions provide a host of unique challenges for compliance professionals. Find out how to meet them at this annual conference. Learn how to address emerging risks, share best practices to deal with unique compliance challenges, and make valuable industry connections.

Choose from a variety of sessions organized by knowledge level: Basic, Intermediate, & Advanced.

2020 Hot Topics: 

Higher Education Compliance Year in Review Fraud in Higher Education Conflicts of Interest Compliance Training and Education Foreign Gifts & Contracts

Who should attend?

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