The Roles, Responsibilities, and Challenges of Corporate Gatekeepers
This panel from the forum "Cutting-Edge Issues in Compliance
and Business Conduct" focused on inside and outside counsel,
audit committees, and other individuals and groups responsible
for the ethical conduct of business organizations.
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of Corporate Gatekeepers Panel"
Kirk O. Hanson, Executive Director, Markkula
Center for Applied Ethics; University Professor of Organizations
& Society, SCU
Martin Collins, Senior Vice President and
General Counsel, Novellus
Martin Collins' PowerPoints
Collins brings attention to the risks inherent in being a gatekeeper.
He describes two situations where company executives were convicted
of criminal charges related to their indirect involvement in
a fraud or deception. He outlines four specific topical areas
that internal counsels and finance personnel need to focus on.
He also gives concrete advice on how to deal with the social
and political nature of organizations.
Darryl Rains, Partner, Morrison & Foerster
Darryl Rains' PowerPoints
Rains gives his perspective of an outside counsel, who has been
involved in several significant cases alleging white collar
criminal activity. He goes on to describe SEC and Sarbanes-Oxley
requirements and ends with four recommendations for outside
Kevin C. Schick, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial
"The Roles, Responsibilities, and Challenges of Corporate
Gatekeepers" was part of a one-day forum co-hosted by the
Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, the Bay Area Ethics and
Compliance Association (BECA), and the Ethics and Compliance
Officer Association (ECOA).
May 28, 2008