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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Kirk O. Hanson, Executive Director, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics; University Professor of Organizations & Society, SCU

Panel Members:
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 counsel.

Kevin C. Schick, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Con-way

"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