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Archive for June, 2011

Friday’s Presentation

June 24th, 2011
in Expert Guest Blog Entries, Financial Services, Legal Conferences |

PAYROLL CARDS: Regulatory Considerations and Best Practices
Ted Teruo Kitada, Senior Company Counsel at Wells Fargo Bank, National Association
Dana Blaylock, Sr. AML Risk Manager at Bank of America, N.A.

Thursday’s Presentation

June 23rd, 2011
in Expert Guest Blog Entries, Financial Services, Legal Conferences |

Merchant Relationships – Compliance Efforts and Contractual Issues
Scott D. Feinstein, Associate General Counsel

Wednesday’s Presentation

June 22nd, 2011
in Expert Guest Blog Entries, Financial Services, Legal Conferences |

AML/Prepaid Cards – Hot Topics
Timothy P. Leary, Senior Special AML Examiner, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Tuesday’s Presentation

June 21st, 2011
in Expert Guest Blog Entries, Financial Services, Legal Conferences |

Andrew Lorentz and Ed Woodson
ACI Prepaid Compliance Conference

It’s Prepaid Week! Monday’s Presentation

June 20th, 2011
in Expert Guest Blog Entries, Financial Services, Legal Conferences |

Cheryl Slipski, Esq. Executive Vice President and General Counsel, TxVia, Inc.
Robert G. Rowe, Vice President & Senior Counsel, Center for Regulatory Compliance, American Bankers Association

June2011: ACI Blog update

June 17th, 2011
in Advertising & Marketing, Anti-Corruption / FCPA, Employment & Benefits, Expert Guest Blog Entries, Financial Services, Healthcare, Insurance & Reinsurance, Intellectual Property, International Trade & Defense, Legal Conferences, Litigation, Regulatory & Compliance, Surveys and Polls |

Food Safety Regulatory Compliance

June 15th, 2011
in Litigation |

The long awaited passage of S.510, better known as the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act has finally come to fruition. Yesterday, the Senate passed the Act with theinclusion of the controversial Tester Amendment which provides special protections for small farmers, processors and food producers.

Garnering tremendous support from the Administration, the industry must now await the reconciliation of S. 510 with H.R. 2749 – better known as the Food Safety Enhancement Act passed by the House in 2009.

Once reconciled, it is expected that the FDA will be provided with substantially increased regulatory powers that would allow for more frequent government inspection of food processing plants, expanded traceback capabilities, mandatory recall authority as well as authority to ensure implementation of certain preventative controls. The impact on food manufacturers, farmers and growers will be far reaching and depending on how amendments proposed in the Tester bill are reconciled, there will be many outstanding questions to be answered.

Returning for its second installment, ACI is pleased to offer you once again its Advanced Summit on Food Safety Regulatory Compliance which has been created specifically to address the emerging focus by the government on food safety and regulatory issues.

Designed to provide you with real-life strategies for responding to increased government enforcement and product scrutiny, this advanced summit will provide you with firsthand guidance into how to revise your food safety and compliance policies in response to new changes made effective under the recent food safety reform.

Don’t miss this opportunity to benchmark with your peers representing the leading food manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors while also hearing directly from the key government agencies as they provide insight into what their current enforcement priorities are.

ACIs 12th FCPA Boot Camp

June 10th, 2011
in Anti-Corruption / FCPA, Legal Conferences |

Anticorruption conference June 27Gain an in-depth understanding of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act while also learning how to develop and implement a compliance policy tailored to your company’s risk areas

Enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act is at an all time high. The U.S. DOJ and SEC have made it clear that anti-corruption enforcement efforts will remain a high priority. In era such as this, it is critical to avoid getting caught in the regulatory crosshairs that all multi-national companies take FCPA enforcement seriously. Minimize your company’s risk exposure by ensuring that an effective anti-corruption compliance policy is in place, continuously audited and that all employees are trained and up to speed on what current corporate compliance policies are.

No industry is immune from FCPA enforcement.

Having an effective and comprehensive FCPA compliance policy in place will demonstrate to employees and, if necessary, law enforcement officials that your company considers anti-corruption compliance an important corporate goal and priority. If done properly, a comprehensive compliance program can act as a valuable corporate asset to enhance day-to-day business and legal operations and facilities compliance while also mitigating reputational and monetary damages when and if a violation should occur.

Learn what steps your company needs to take to successfully implement and monitor an effective anti-corruption compliance program under the current enforcement environment.

Attendees of this highly rated American Conference Institute FCPA Boot Camp, will walk away with a comprehensive working knowledge of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, as well as practical strategies for addressing high risk areas for enforcement exposure across business operations.  Topics of discussion will include:

  • What the latest settlements and investigations reveal about FCPA compliance priorities
  • Building and managing a robust anti-corruption compliance program despite budgetary constraints
  • Updating your global anti-corruption compliance program in light of the UK Bribery Act
  • Auditing and monitoring third party relationships
  • Ensuring appropriate contractual safeguards with Alliance and JV partners to minimize FCPA exposure

Throughout this intense, two-day course, attendees will be provided with ample opportunity to ask questions while also engaging with and comparing notes with your peers. Whether you are new to the area or just need a comprehensive refresher, this FCPA Boot Camp will provide you with the foundation you need to ensure your company’s FCPA compliance.

Based on registration trends for other programs in our boot camp series, seats can be expected to sell out. Secure your place today by calling 1-888-224-2480; faxing your registration form to 1-877-927-1563; or registering online

The End of The Stray Remarks Doctrine in California: A Discussion of Reid v. Google

June 1st, 2011
in Employment & Benefits, Expert Guest Blog Entries |

Expert podcasts video from Arent Fox LLPExpert video by Harry Johnson

A big thanks to Harry for allowing us to post his expert videos in our blog. You can subscribe to ArentFox LLP Afterhour’s pod casts at itpc:// (Please allow a few seconds for video to load)

Harry takes on the implications of the groundbreaking Google case for defense summary judgment motions, employer investigations into discrimination lawsuits, and best termination practices. Harry also discusses the downside of amoeba-like “totality of circumstances” tests in general…



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