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Sep 29-30, 2016
Don’t miss The University of Texas School of Law’s 3rd Annual Government Enforcement Institute (UTGEI)—quickly becoming one of the premier enforcement programs in the country.
The Institute brings together a nationally recognized faculty to discuss key issues and strategies for protecting companies and executives in government investigations. It provides a unique collegial forum for in-house counsel and practitioners to engage with high-level current and former government officials from the SEC, DOJ, EPA, and other authorities with an enforcement mandate. Hear the latest enforcement trends, risk areas and judicial and legislative developments, as well as indispensable insight and practical advice in handling a government investigation. Just a few of this year's UTGEI highlights include:
In-House Counsel’s Effective Management of Investigations, provides key considerations for conducting and managing internal investigations and collaborating with external counsel and includes representatives from NIKE, Inc., Chesapeake Energy Corporation, and (formerly) BP.
SEC Priorities: The Year Past, The Year Ahead featuring Scott Friestad, Associate Director of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement, and Shamoil T. Shipchandler, Director of the SEC’s Fort Worth Regional Office.
Punishing Corporations Isn’t Enough: The Government’s Push to Prosecute Individuals, moderated by Jim Letten, Senior Counsel with Butler Snow LLP, and former U.S. Attorney, looks at the implications of the Yates Memo and increased efforts to prosecute individuals in corporate fraud cases.
Surviving Internal Investigation and Prosecution with former GC of a major technology firm, Kent Roberts, discusses the dynamics of an internal investigation including Roberts’ own experience being indicted by the SEC during the options backdating scandal.
Cybersecurity for Business Infrastructure with information security and cyber risk leads from Chevron and Calpine Corporation.
When Bad Things Happen to Good Companies: Managing Catastrophic Environmental Risks, features EPA Regional Counsel, James O’Rourke Payne, and LyondellBasell Lead Counsel, Steve Cook, and discusses essential preparations and post-incident strategies for managing an environmental crisis.
Whistleblowers: The Challenges for In-House Counsel provides key strategies and considerations for successfully navigating the challenges posed to companies by whistleblowers.
Corporate Families, Board Committees and the Ethical Issues They Present with Randall M. Ebner, Assistant General Counsel with Exxon Mobil Corporations, and John K. Villa of Williams & Connolly LLP uses a hypothetical scenario to highlight the ethical problems and professional conflicts for corporate lawyers who advise companies and boards.
Plus invaluable networking opportunities to interact with speakers and attendees, including the Thursday Networking Luncheon and Evening Reception