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Governance and Compliance: Onboarding Employees After Mergers & Acquisitions

Location: Webinar
Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

As a publicly traded company, you are well aware of the importance of the policies and guidelines put in place to protect your organizational assets. Over time, you have trained your workforce on relevant compliance risks; however, during the onboarding process post-merger or acquisition, your new employees will need to be quickly “brought up to speed” on what it means to be a publicly traded company.

Preventing fraud in compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), as well as the importance of creating accurate financial statements and cooperating with internal audit in order to comply with the requirements of a stringent regulatory environment are just a few of the many topics public companies need to communicate to their workforces.

Join us on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. EST as Erica Salmon Byrne, Executive Vice President of Compliance and Governance Solutions for Corpedia and Mark Ohringer, Global General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Jones Lang LaSalle, discuss what it means to be a publicly traded company.

The agenda will include:

  • Post M&A
  • Training and Internal Communications
    • SOX & FCPA
    • Public Information
    • Insider Trading
    • Record Keeping
    • Code of Conduct
    • Relevant Compliance Risks
    • Available Resources

This event is complimentary.

Click here to request the recording and supporting materials from this webinar.


Erica Salmon Byrne

Executive Vice President of Compliance and Governance Solutions, Corpedia, an NYSE Euronext Company

Erica Salmon Byrne serves as the Executive Vice President of Compliance & Governance Solutions for Corpedia, Inc., an NYSE Euronext Company, a leading ethics, compliance, and risk assessment consulting company and licensed credentialing partner of the Ethisphere Institute. Ms. Salmon Byrne works closely with Corpedia’s varied clients in addressing their compliance needs, including evaluating compliance programs against the hallmarks laid out in the U.S. Federal Sentencing Guidelines and drafting training programs.

Prior to joining Corpedia, Ms. Salmon Byrne practiced with DLA Piper in Washington, DC, where she focused in the areas of internal investigations, enforcement actions, government audits, and international law. Ms. Salmon Byrne has advocated on behalf of clients in front of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and the Northern District of Georgia, the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and the House of Representatives’ Permanent Subcommittee’ for Oversight and Investigations. In addition, she assisted multinational companies in complying with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and U.S. Export Controls.

Ms. Salmon Byrne received a Bachelor of Arts degree from George Washington University, a Master of Arts degree with Highest Distinction from Northeastern University and a Juris Doctor cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center. Ms. Salmon Byrne is currently serving as adjunct faculty, teaching business ethics in the Department of Business Ethics and Legal Studies in the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver, a department ranked the top three in the world by the Wall Street Journal for teaching ethics. 

Mark Ohringer

Global General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Jones Lang LaSalle

Mark J. Ohringer has been Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated since April 2003.  From April 2002 through March 2003, Mark served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Kemper Insurance Group, Inc., an insurance holding company.  Prior to that, he served as General Counsel and Secretary of Heller Financial, Inc., a commercial finance company, since September 2000.  He previously served as Chief Corporate Counsel and Deputy General Counsel of Heller from March 1999 to September 2000, Associate General Counsel from March 1996 to March 1999, and Senior Counsel from December 1993 to February 1996.  Prior to joining Heller, Mark was a Partner at the law firm of Winston & Strawn.  He has a B.A. in Economics from Yale College and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.