Compliance Round-Up: City Bar Series on COVID-19’s Impact on Ethics and Compliance

(Webinar) Resisting Temptation in a Crisis: How to Make Sure Ethics and Compliance Don’t Get Diluted Under Financial Strain

Thursday, May 28, 2020 | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Program Chair & Moderator:
Daniel R. Alonso
Buckley LLP

Richard Bistrong
Front-Line Anti-Bribery LLC

Bruce Karpati
Partner and Global Chief Compliance Officer, KKR & Co. Inc

Katherine A. Lemire
Executive Deputy Superintendent, New York State Department of Financial Services

  • No matter the industry, businesses during the coronavirus crisis are facing unprecedented economic headwinds. The implications for compliance efforts, If not adequately managed, could be serious. During the COVID-19 crisis, the kinds of events that companies have taken for granted in recent years—such as trainings or leadership conferences—have either ground to a halt or slowed to a trickle. And even if they do happen, today’s circumstances necessarily make it harder to truly connect with employees and agents, in every sense of the word. All of this is comes at a time when the business imperative to generate revenue is at its highest, and cost-cutting will inevitably mean that compliance departments will inevitably be told that they have to make do with less.

    How should businesses and compliance departments handle these problems? What ways are there to do more with less, and how much can technology help? Are there new areas of special focus, for example, anti-fraud efforts, which will garner the most attention? And is right now perhaps a rare opportunity for corporate leadership to reinforce in the strongest possible way its messaging about ethics and compliance? Join our panel of compliance specialists, including representatives from inside companies and from government, to discuss these crucial issues of the COVID-19 era.

    Program Fee:
    $49 For Members | $99 For Nonmembers
    This program is free to In-House Counsel (Members and Nonmembers); to register, please contact Customer Relations at or 212.382.6663.

    Members who are Recent Law Graduates, Newly Admitted Lawyers (admitted for the first time in any state or country 2018-2020), Judges, or attorneys that practice within the Government, Academic or Not-for-Profit sectors attend this program for free.

  • 11:00 am – 11:02 am
    Introduction of Panel

    11:02 am – 11:10 am
    Panelists’ Thoughts on Compliance in a Crisis

    11:10 am – 11:50 am
    Discussion of Issues and Concrete Suggestions for Achieving Compliance in Uncertain Economic Times

    11:50 am – 12:00 pm
    Questions and Answers

  • CLE Credit
    New York:
    1.0 Ethics
    New Jersey:
    1.2 Professional Responsibility
    1.0 Professional Responsibility
    1.0 Professional Responsibility
    Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

  • Sponsoring Association Committee:
    Compliance, Patrick T. Campbell, Chair
    Inter-American Affairs, Michael A. Fernandez, Chair

    Program Co-Chairs:
    Tiffany Archer, Regional Ethics & Compliance Officer, Corporate Counsel (Americas & Europe), Panasonic Avionics Corporation
    A.J. Bosco, Special Counsel, ZEK LLP, Zeichner Ellman & Krause LLP
    Heather McArn, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Angie Avila, Manager, Membership Outreach and Sponsorships | (212) 382-6608 |