Marilyn A. Lion will be participating in The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series program. The event will take place on May 21, 2015 from 3-5pm ET.
Ms. Lion, a corporate partner and member of the Global Insurance practice will speak at the event, and participate in the webcast entitled,“Understanding the NAIC’s Corporate Governance Model Law and Regulation in 2015.”
The Compliance Function Post Financial Crisis: How Leading Banks should respond to the Convergence of AML, Anti-corruption, Fraud, FCPA and Tax Evasion enforcement, and the call for increased personal liability (board members, directors and compliance officers) Continuing the De-Risking Discussion
The Global Compliance Function Post Financial Crisis: How leading Banks should respond to the convergence of AML, Anticorruption, fraud, FCPA and tax evasion enforcement, and the call for increased personal liability.
2nd Annual Corporate Governance Conference - Recent Trends and Developments
IBA 2nd Annual Corporate Governance Conference - Recent Trends and Developments.
Mandarin Oriental, London, England
Mergers and Acquisitions in Latin America: Latest Trends and the Road Ahead
Trends in Enforcement, Self-Regulation & Corporate Governance
Current trends in regulatory and criminal law in Italy, the UK and US require varying degrees of selfregulation as a means of deterring fraudulent and criminal conduct. This panel will explore the legal requirements in these jurisdictions and highlight the trends in enforcement of these requirements by regulatory agencies focusing on cross-border implications.
The Consequences of Failure in Self-Regulation
Failures in self-regulation may lead to regulatory sanctions and criminal penalties. This panel will discuss actions the company should take in the event of failure of self-regulation, including the need to retain outside counsel, conduct internal investigations, self-report in various jurisdictions, and in some instances, defend itself against regulatory or criminal proceedings.
Corporate Governance & Compliance as Vehicles for the Protection of the Corporation
Establishing adequate and appropriate corporate governance mechanisms has become a primary step in preventing breaches in self-regulation and identifying and investigating possible breaches as they arise. This panel will focus on current legal and other standards for corporate governance within the framework of effective self-regulation, especially as they apply to public companies, and ways to use corporate governance as a method of self-regulation.
In today’s world, senior management and boards of corporations large and small face challenges on many fronts. Intricate securities and stock exchange requirements, evolving fiduciary principles, litigious stakeholders, a new breed of activist investors and the need to oversee increasingly complex organizations and businesses confront managers and directors, and their advisors, with daunting risks and obstacles. The Debevoise Corporate Governance Group combines the talents and skills required to manage those risks, avoid those obstacles and make tough commercial decisions with confidence.
The Group includes M&A and general corporate lawyers, lawyers from the firm’s securities and executive compensation team as well as litigators and white collar defense lawyers – all of them with decades of experience counseling and defending boards and senior managers. The team is equally at home in a contested M&A deal, a proxy fight, a board’s internal investigation or high-stakes litigation. It counsels companies on how to deal with activists, ways to manage risks, appropriate responses to corporate crises, the design of compliance programs, and processes for making critical strategic decisions with appropriate input, vigorous analysis and minimal risk.
Clients include major corporations and private equity houses, executives and boards and board committees. The practice stays abreast of governance best practices; makes liberal use of experts in the accounting, consulting and public relations arenas; and prides itself on giving real-world, actionable advice that allows decision-makers to do their jobs.
Whether the Group is designing the governance structure of a new public company, defending high-stakes litigation, conducting an independent investigation for a board committee, counseling a board responding to a shareholder demand, representing a special committee in an M&A transaction or shareholder derivative suit or managing the response to a proxy campaign, it brings a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to the task – relying on the firm’s deep experience in myriad disciplines and its global experience.