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Compliance & Ethics Programs as Sword & Shield: Prevention & Protection in the Whistleblower Era

Program Code: 170091
Seminar Date: Thursday, September 19, 2013
Start Time: 12:00 PM EST
Registration fee: $189.00

In the era of Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden, the stakes are higher than ever with whistleblowing: financial rewards, popular heroism, and political asylum for whistleblowers and financial, legal, and reputational savagery for the organization. During this webinar, hear how the climate has changed for whistleblowers and how ethics and compliance programs are not only preventative, but protective when the whistle blows. Learn about the seven elements of a robust and effective compliance program as outline by the U.S. Federal Sentencing Guidelines and the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Hear how to leverage your compliance and ethics program to stay on top of cleared personnel and classified data; and discover techniques and methods to stay in compliance, monitor your success, and document your efforts. Lastly, take away guidance, tips, and pointers to put flesh on your program that can prevent misconduct and market embarrassment and strategically position your organization to survive, if not thrive after the exposure of misconduct or fraud.

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WBNR Presenter: Hutchens, AmyAmy Hutchens, JD, CCEP
General Counsel and Vice President of Compliance & Ethics Services
Watermark Risk Management International, LLC
Ms. Hutchens is certified by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics as a Corporate Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP) and currently serves as Watermark's General Counsel and Vice President of Compliance and Ethics Services. She also holds a current Top Secret security clearance. She works with corporations assisting with development of the compliance and ethics infrastructure required by the Federal Sentencing Guidelines and Federal Acquisition Regulation. Her clients have been from numerous industries, ranged in size and have included publicly and privately held organizations. Ms. Hutchens has developed, implemented, overseen, and managed all aspects of compliance and ethics programs including assessing risk, surveying culture, drafting policies, training employees, developing codes of conduct, and establishing monitoring and investigative protocols to maximize value and effectiveness in compliance and ethics programs. Ms. Hutchens also has extensive experience conducting complex and high-profile investigations.

Ms. Hutchens is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins Peabody Conservatory of Music, and Vanderbilt University School of Law. She is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the Commonwealth of Virginia, the state of Tennessee, and the District of Columbia.



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