Annual In-House Counsel Conference to focus on 'Compliance and Risk Management'

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
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The theme of the MBA's 12th Annual In-House Counsel Conference is "Compliance and Risk Management" -- a critical challenge for in-house counsel. This popular program will present in-house counsel with information and insight from in-house practitioners, outside counsel and experts in selected areas. Conference panels will focus on the challenges of avoiding serious consequences by sustaining a corporate-wide culture of compliance in the face of changing regulatory landscapes, mobile workforce, and the risk environment.

Join us on Friday, Dec. 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the MBA in Boston to hear:

  • Opening remarks by F. Beirne Lovely, Jr., general counsel, Archdiocese of Boston, regarding compliance challenges in the current legal environment
  • A discussion and practice tips regarding managing a culture of compliance
  • "Observations from the Bench" by Hon. Mary Thomas Sullivan, associate justice, Massachusetts Appeals Court
  • A presentation regarding a recent Massachusetts Appeals Court decision recognizing the right to include in-house counsel work in a G.L. c. 93A fee award
  • Tips regarding management of immigration law risks
  • A presentation regarding wage and hour risks with today's mobile workforce and the new and alternative working arrangements for employees and other personnel, including risks associated with non-compliance with laws regulating employees' rights
  • A discussion regarding individual liability by company officers for compliance issues