Largest Gathering of Corporate Counsel Worldwide to Spotlight Compliance Trends, Leading Corporate Governance Issues
(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 -- The Association of Corporate Counsel issued the following news release:
The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), (http://www.acc.com/) the world's largest bar association dedicated exclusively to serving the interests of in-house lawyers, will highlight international compliance issues, data protection and privacy, the Affordable Care Act, trade secret theft and other legal challenges related to multinational business operations at its Annual Meeting.( http://www.acc.com/education/am13/)
Nixon administration official and lawyer Egil "Bud" Krogh, who was imprisoned for his actions while working at the White House, will deliver the Meeting's keynote address. Following the leak of the Pentagon Papers, Krogh was asked to orchestrate a campaign to discredit the leaker by "any means" and orchestrated a break-in to obtain information. When the actions came to light during the Watergate investigation, Krogh accepted full responsibility, pleaded guilty and went to prison. Krogh will speak on what today's in-house counsel need to know about power, integrity and ethics; according to ACC surveys, compliance and ethics are the most pressing issues for today's law departments.
"Corporate counsel play a more active role than ever before in helping their companies solve the latest global business challenges," said Veta T. Richardson, president and CEO of ACC. "From ensuring compliance across jurisdictions to navigating changing regulations, in-house lawyers must be prepared to anticipate what emerging legal issues their companies are likely to face next."
Collaborating with in-house counsel peers and hearing diverse perspectives from regulators, other government officials and law firm attorneys on topics like corporate governance gives members the insight they need to anticipate what hurdles their companies are likely to face next.
In addition, the ACC Annual Meeting will offer more than 100 sessions, including:
In-house Lawyers Who Got into Trouble and How You Can Avoid a Similar Fate
A Review of C-suite Ethical Pitfalls
The Never-ending Battle Against Counterfeits and Pirates - How to Get Ahead
Fracking and the Environment: What Corporate Counsel Need to Know
Critical Issues for Success When Doing Business in Brazil
Global Cyber Risks: Why Your Entire Legal Department Should Pay Attention
Other sessions will address international compliance issues, legal challenges related to social media, international securities and mergers and acquisitions topics and a full day of programs on the Affordable Care Act. United States Attorney for the Central District of California Andre Birotte will also address compliance, offering an enforcement authority perspective on confidentiality and privilege issues during a panel on government investigations.
ACC will also announce its new Chairman of the Board, Board of Directors and chapter and member of the year awards.
The Annual Meeting will be held Oct. 27-30 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. For more information, visit www.acc.com/am13.
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