Wednesday, January 25, 2017 9:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
MCLE Credits: 3.5 in Areas of Professional Practice (non-transitional)
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Business Law Section Executive Committee Meeting
7:30 a.m. | Madison, 2nd Floor
Corporate Counsel Section Annual Meeting and Executive Committee Meeting, Election of Officers, Committee Members and Delegates
8:00 a.m. | Hudson, 4th Floor
Morning MCLE Program
9:00 a.m. | Regent, 2nd Floor
BUSINESS LAW SECTION CHAIR
Sarah E. Gold, Esq., Gold Law Firm, Albany
CORPORATE COUNSEL SECTION CHAIR
Jeffrey P. Laner, Esq., Law Firm of Jeffrey P. Laner, New York
BUSINESS LAW SECTION PROGRAM CHAIR
Kathleen A. Scott, Esq., Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, New York
CORPORATE COUNSEL SECTION PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS
Steven G. Nachimson, Esq., Compass Group USA, Inc., Rye Brook
Howard S. Shafer, Esq., Shafer Glazer, LLP, New York
Sarah E. Gold, Esq., Jeffrey P. Laner Esq., and Kathleen A. Scott, Esq.
The Attorney’s Role in Promoting a Strong Corporate Culture
In the wake of the global financial crisis and recent well-publicized incidents of improper or unethical conduct in the business world, business lawyers and their clients are increasingly focusing their attention on the broader question of a corporation’s culture. The concern is not merely whether the corporation is complying with an ever-increasing burden of law and regulation, but whether its internal culture promotes ethical behavior toward its stakeholders and mitigation of potential threats to its reputation. Is the focus on short-term profit or service to its customers? Are its employees given the proper incentives to assure they will act in the best longer term interests of the company? Is there a “tone at the top” that emphasizes ethical behavior as well as compliance with law? Companies are increasingly turning to their attorneys to address these and similar questions. Our three distinguished panelists are recognized thought leaders and sought-after advisers who will share their insights from a lifetime of experience in dealing with these questions.
Thomas Baxter. Esq., Sullivan & Cromwell, New York; formerly General Counsel and Executive Vice President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York
H. Rodgin Cohen, Esq., Senior Chairman, Sullivan & Cromwell, New York
Prof. Bruce A. Green, Director of the Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics, Fordham Law School, New York
Moderator: David L. Glass, Esq., Macquarie Group Ltd., New York
10:55 – 11:10 a.m.
Overzealous Employees and the Internal Investigation—What’s a Corporate Counsel To Do?
Building Blocks for an Effective Investigation
With internal investigations now in the news regularly, bridging the gap between corporate culture and internal investigations is key. Join us as we prepare for and conduct the internal investigation. Our panel will address relevant topics, including dealing with outside counsel and internal clients, employee self-help, reporting relationships, training policies, and significant relevant case law.
Mitchell F. Borger, Esq., Assistant General Counsel, Law Department, Macy’s, Inc., New York
Martin Grant, Esq., Chief Compliance Officer, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, New York
Kenneth G. Standard, Esq., Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., New York; Past President, New York State Bar Association
Sheila A. Woolson, Esq., Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., New York
Moderator: Evan J. Spelfogel, Esq., Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., New York
Reception and Luncheon – Murray Hill East, 2nd floor
BUSINESS LAW SECTION COMMITTEE PROGRAMS
Open to all NYSBA members (Pre-registration required)
1:45 - 3:30pm | Committee Session 1 (choose one)
• Banking Law Committee | Hot topics in the banking industry
• Not-for-Profit Corporations Law Committee | Recent legislation
• Technology & Venture Law Committee | Copyright Headaches for Lenders and Borrowers: How to Avoid Losing Copyright Collateral
3:30 - 5:00pm | Committee Session 2 (choose one)
• Bankruptcy Law Committee | Alternatives to Filing Bankruptcy Petitions: Assignments for the Benefit of Creditors
• Franchise, Distribution & Licensing Law Committee | Put a Muzzle on it! Dealing with the Media in Crisis
• Insurance Law Committee | Issues of interest in the InsurTech space
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Under New York’s MCLE rule, this program has been approved for a total of 3.5 credit hours in Areas of Professional Practice. This program will NOT qualify for credit for newly-admitted attorneys because it is not a basic practical skills program.
Discounts and Scholarships: New York State Bar Association members and non-members may apply for a discount or scholarship to attend this program, based on financial hardship. This discount applies to the educational portion of the program only. Under this policy, any member of our Association or non-member who has a genuine basis for their hardship, if approved, can receive a discount or scholarship, depending on the circumstances. Request for discounts or scholarships must be received prior to January 13, 2017. For more details, please contact Stephanie Bugos in writing at New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, New York 12207 or email@example.com.
Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities: NYSBA welcomes participation by individuals with disabilities. NYSBA is committed to complying with all applicable laws that prohibit discrimination against individuals on the basis of disability in the full and equal enjoyment of its goods, services, programs, activities, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations. To request auxiliary aids or services or if you have any questions regarding accessibility, please contact Stephanie Bugos at 518-487-5524.
For overnight room accommodations, please call the New York Hilton Midtown at 1-800-445-8667 and identify yourself as a member of the New York State Bar Association. Room rates are $260.00 per night plus taxes for single and double occupancy. Reservations must be made by Wednesday, January 4, 2017. You also can reserve your overnight room on the web at www.nysba.org/am17accomm.
For questions about this specific program, please contact Stephanie Bugos at 518-487-5524. For registration questions only, please call the Member Resource Center at 800-582-2452. Fax registration form to 518-463-5993.