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Ethics for Corporate Boards

Directors of publicly traded companies can be held legally accountable for three types of activities:

- Mistakes, for which they may face civil penalties
- Outright wrongdoing, for which they may face criminal penalties
- Willful blindness—ignoring red flags signaling fraud—for which they may face civil or criminal penalties

Center Executive Director Kirk O. Hanson talks with former federal prosecutor Hank Shea about how boards of directors can stay out of trouble. Shea is a senior distinguished fellow at University of St. Thomas School of Law and visiting professor at University of Arizona School of Law.

How Boards Can Prevent Ethical Meltdowns-
Hank Shea
(video)
Where Boards Go Wrong- Hank Shea
(video)

What Boards Should Know About
Willful Blindness- Hank Shea
(video)

 

  

Oct 2, 2015

Center News

  • Event to focus on California's new End of Life Option Law

    All are welcome to attend July 30 free seminar in Lincoln

    Center Director of Bioethics McLean will be a featured panelist at a seminar entitled "Right to Die" in Lincoln, CA, on July 30 at 10:30 am. She will focus on ethical issues in death and dying.

  • Campaign Ethics Online Course Opens July 5

    Join Director of Government Ethics Callaghan and expert panel

    Participants will receive practical tips on setting an ethical tone, ethical decision-making, ethical operations, and using campaign ethics to their advantage.