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Second Annual University of Houston Ethics and Compliance Symposium

Location: University of Houston Law Center, 100 Law Center, Houston, TX 77204
Date: Thursday, June 6, 2013

This year’s Ethics and Compliance Symposium will build on the success of last year’s inaugural conference, which was featured in The Wall Street Journal.

Keeping an organization in compliance with the ever-changing regulatory landscape can be a massive undertaking. This one-day conference will provide attendees with practical advice for and real-world examples of the issues that ethics and compliance officers face today.

The conference will begin with an explanation of political risk forecasting using various data points from author and social scientist Dr. Philip Tetlock. Dr. Tetlock’s framework will help companies understand how to accurately utilize external and internal data to create a risk-based compliance program.

The conference will also include sessions discussing privacy, hospitality, using technology in compliance programs, global compliance challenges, and joint venture issues, as well as a Latin American-focused panel with speakers from government-controlled companies. Additionally, Morgan Lewis will present code-of-conduct benchmarking data from Fortune 500 companies in the form of interactive polling questions that will highlight changes from 2011-2012 codes of conduct, including which companies have changes facilitation payment, social media, and trade control policies.

The conference will feature a faculty of in-house compliance lawyers from industries ranging from retail to energy as well as the following speakers:

Registration is $595. Scroll down to view the full agenda.

Check out this article, Many Companies Silent on IP Protection as Cyber Threat Emerges, which show
cases a database one of the symposium’s speakers, Ryan McConnell, has created that categorizes publicly traded companies codes of conduct.

Also, check out this article, Forecasting Fox, about Dr. Philip Tetlock and his forecasting models that are extremely good at predicting results. This article, The Fox-y Science of Risk-Based Compliance Forecasting, also discusses Dr. Philip Tetlock.

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9:00 a.m. Intro

9:10 a.m. Kickoff

9:30 a.m. Analyzing Empirical Data: Historical Lessons & Current Trends

10:10 a.m. Latin American Compliance Focus

11:10 a.m. Government Investigations

12:20 p.m. Keynote

1:00 p.m. Compliance Challenges

2:00 p.m. Privacy, Data Security, and Theft of Trade Secrets

3:10 p.m. Third Party Risks: Nuts and Bolts of Agent and Business Partner Due Diligence

4:10 p.m. Gifts and Hospitality

5:00 p.m. Closing

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