Dow Jones Global Compliance Symposium: Staying on the Right Side of the Law

With the catchphrase of “Winning Strategies for Navigating Rapid Change”, the Dow Jones Global Compliance Symposium is set to take place at the Park Hyatt in Washington from March 31 at 07:30am EDT through to April 1 at 02:30pm EDT. Few would deny that the symposium catchphrase is apt – we are living in an era of rapid changes, with organizations such as WikiLeaks determined to expose questionable practices, and social networking sites venturing further into the realms of governance, whether at a corporate level, or even at government level, often with unprecedented, even drastic, consequences.

Editors and reporters of Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal will be overseeing this gathering of top compliance and ethics officers, as well as seasoned legal counsel, with the aim of gaining insight into workable strategies for improving corporate ethics and compliance programs. The symposium will also focus on essential information regarding new regulations in the United States and United Kingdom, as well as other countries relating to global trading activities.

Some of the topics on the program include: An in-depth look into the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and policies enforcing this act; new anti-bribery regulations in the U.K.; policies regarding whistleblowers as set out in the Dodd-Frank Act; the prevention of the unauthorized use of corporate data; the prevention of confidential corporate data being released to the public; and strategies for forging successful business relationships in places like Africa, Brazil and China.

Speakers at the Dow Jones Global Compliance Symposium include:

  • Vivian Robinson – General Counsel, Serious Fraud Office
  • Jerry Seib – Washington Bureau Chief, The Wall Street Journal & Dow Jones Newswires
  • Lorin Reisner – Deputy Director, Enforcement Division, Securities & Exchange Commission
  • Former Senator Arlen Specter – (D-PA)
  • Donna Grier – Vice President, General Auditor & Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, DuPont
  • Georg Kell – Executive Director, UN Global Compact
  • Neville Tiffen – Global Head of Compliance, Rio Tinto
  • Sharon Zealey – Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, The Coca-Cola Co.
  • Stephen Reynolds – SVP & General Counsel, Alcatel-Lucent
  • Dabney Friedrich – Commissioner, US Sentencing Commission
  • The program includes key note addresses, debates, interviews, networking sessions, breakout sessions and panel discussions. The Dow Jones Global Compliance Symposium 2011 offers a valuable opportunity for businesses to learn from seasoned experts and to ensure rock-solid compliance and ethics programs.