As global business markets spring back to life, it’s never been more important to stay on top of compliance and regulatory issues around the world.
For in-house counsel, keeping up with multi-jurisdictional regulatory regimes often requires the assistance of support staff and outside counsel. As an international business attorney based in Miami, Florida, I’m often called upon to navigate the compliance terrain of countries all over the world. It does not have to be complicated if you utilize the right resources.
One resource that is indispensible for navigating rapid change in today’s global marketplace is the Global Compliance Symposium held in Washington, D.C. on March 31 and April 1, 2011. The Symposium examines “the most important regulatory, compliance and governance issues facing business today as well as best practices for avoiding and mitigating risks of doing business” across the globe.
The Symposium will feature key editors and journalists from The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones who will lead discussions on the most important issues facing compliance professionals with industry experts, policy influencers and more than 50 senior counsel, ethics and compliance officers from top multinational corporations including American Express, BP America, Coca-Cola, Dupont, Google.
Also participating is the United Nations Global Compact. The UNGC is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.
Why should you attend?
The Symposium organizers tell it best:
Attendees will be armed with the knowledge to help ensure that their organizations avoid huge financial penalties, become the subject of reputation-crippling headlines, or risk time, resources and manpower in fighting off allegations of wrongdoing. More specifically, the event will give corporate officials insight on how to deal with such things as (click here to view the full program page):
A look at current and future FCPA enforcement policies, and what you can do to avoid being investigated
The whistleblower feature in the Dodd-Frank Act and the new anti-bribery regulations in the UK
How to prevent the release and unauthorized use of data — both internal corporate research and customer information
Doing business successfully and safely in such locales as China, Brazil and Africa
What it takes to keep companies from ending up in the middle of insider trading schemes
I urge everyone with international business interests to consider attending this symposium. For more information, please visit the Global Compliance Symposium website.