October 30, 2012 - (CANCELLED - New Date TBD)
8:00-8:30 a.m. | Check-in and Breakfast
8:30-9:30 a.m. | Program
9:30-10:00 a.m. | Networking
11 Times Square
(Corner of 41st Street & 8th Avenue)
New York, NY
On October 30, the European American Chamber of Commerce (EACC-NY) is hosting a seminar on strategies for keeping a whistleblower claim in-house. Pepper Hamilton LLP is a founding sponsor of the EACC-NY.
Whistleblower laws are becoming more common throughout the world. Such legislation has been proposed or approved in Switzerland and Ireland, while in the United States the Dodd-Frank Act has established increased protections to individuals who report wrongdoing. In Europe, lawmakers have a much different view on whistleblowing, with laws varying among jurisdictions.
Nevertheless, there are implications for general counsel: deal with issues before they escalate into problems, or the company may be at risk. This session will discuss the varied stances on whistleblowing taken by the United States and Europe.
In addition, it will help general counsel understand the risks associated with these claims and offer guidance on ways they may proactively reduce risk of damage as a result of violations of laws that are undetected or reported by a whistleblower to regulators.
The program will cover:
- an overview of whistleblower rules in the United States
- whistleblowing in Europe
- implications for general counsel
- what can companies do to keep a whistleblower in-house
- responding to a whistleblowing claim
- what lies ahead: United States / Europe.
Susan Markel, Managing Director, AlixPartners LLP
Sigal P. Mandelker, Partner, Proskauer Rose LLP
Rogier Raas, Finance Partner, Stibbe, Amsterdam
Jay Cohen, Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, Assurant, Inc.
Diana Lurie Boersma, Vice President - Global Compliance, Genpact USA
Amit Shashank, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary,EXL
EACC-NY Members: Free
For more information and to register, visit www.eaccny.com/events.
This seminar is organized by EACC's newly formed legal committee. For more information about the legal committee, its activities and how to become part of it, call 212.808.2707 or visit http://www.eaccny.com/about/committees/eacc-legal-committee/.