Whistleblowing: The Landmark to Global Compliance in 2016
More and more countries across the globe are now adopting forms of Whistleblower Protection laws. It is worth noting that legal protection for whistleblowers varies significantly in effect and with jurisdiction. The global differences pose critical challenges for multinational employers imposing compliance policies and whistleblowing reporting schemes that are consistent across the organization and with applicable local regulations.
In this regard, it is imperative that multinational companies consider cultural differences in designing their whistleblowing programs, and ensure that they meet the demands of the international industry. Taking an adaptable approach will enable companies to effectively address potential malpractices at an early stage.
In this two-hour LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group will help multinational companies understand the importance of whistleblower programs in global compliance for multinational corporations. Speakers will also provide best practices in developing and implementing an effective whistle-blowing policy and in ensuring global compliance with local laws.
Key topics include:
- Whistleblower Protection Among Countries
- Global Approach to Whistleblowing
- Compliance Challenges for Global Employers
- Whistleblowing Hotlines
- Global Approach to Effective Whistleblowing Policies
- Compliance Issues
- Best Practices
Carson G. Burnham, Shareholder
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
- When a foreign employee seeks Whistleblower status for complaints about conduct occurring overseas - new paths to “bounties” sought by potential plaintiffs
- Training a global workforce in identifying a “whistleblower.”
Johan Lubbe, Shareholder
Littler Mendelson PC
- Investigating a complaint raised by a US employee regarding overseas conduct - the extraterritorial application of Title VII and US Federal criminal law
Jordan W. Cowman, Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
- The attorney-client privilege - how much protection does it provide in cross-border compliance investigations
Who Should Attend:
- Whistleblower Lawyers
- White Collar Lawyers
- International Counsel
- Multinational Companies
- Legal Counsel
- Civil Litigators
- Other Related Professionals
Jordan W. Cowman focuses his law practice on transnational projects and transactions, international agreements, public international law and policy, and corporate compliance. He has a broad range of international experience representing and advising governments and international agencies on policy issues, as well as multinationals in industries including: logistics, technology, transportation, energy, defense, manufacturing, retail, banking, food, aviation, chemical, hospitality, insurance, manufacturing and private equity. Jordan represents a broad range of organizations in all facets of management-side labor and employment law. During more than two decades of practice, he has gained a national reputation for his practical, solution-oriented approach to employment law issues.
Jordan received his J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law in 1988 and his B.A. from The University of Texas at Austin in 1985. He is admitted to practice in New York, Texas, and Washington, D.C.
Jordan W. Cowman focuses his law practice on transnational projects and transactions, international agreements, public international law and policy, and …
Johan Lubbe is a shareholder at Littler Mendelson, the largest management-side workplace law firm in the U.S. The firm has over 1,000 employment lawyers in 70 offices across North America., Latin America and Europe. Johan is the U.S. Practice Co-Chair of the firm’s International Employment Law Practice Group. Johan is recognized as a leading employment lawyer in a number of legal publications
Johan provides strategic advice and counseling to U.S. multinational employers on a wide range of global employment law, human resources, and data privacy matters.
Johan holds law degrees from leading law schools in the U.S., England and South Africa. He is the author of a number of articles on cross-border employment issues, and is a frequent speaker at international employment law conferences in the U.S. and overseas.
Johan Lubbe is a shareholder at Littler Mendelson, the largest management-side workplace law firm in the U.S. The firm has …
Carson G. Burnham is the Chair of the International Practice Group at Ogletree Deakins, a Labor and Employment firm with offices throughout the States and Europe. Over the last three years, Carson built the International Practice in the US, and has since led the opening of the firm’s offices in London, Berlin, and Mexico City, and most recently in Canada. Carson has deep, first-hand experience advocating for multinational organizations and resolving all manner of global employment law and cross border issues, including litigation, employment negotiation advice and counsel, executive compensation and benefits, international corporate structure requirements for engaging a local or expat workforce, union and works council negotiations, arbitration, alternative dispute resolution, and training. Carson and her team also handle the range of employment law issues that arise in cross-border mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and restructurings. Carson specializes in assisting her U.S. clients break through obstacles arising from employment laws that impede fast paced growth and progress, particularly in Europe. She has handled matters in Canada, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Australia; she and her team have assisted clients in over 100 countries.
Prior to joining Ogletree, Carson was with a large general practice firm in Boston, practicing management-side labor and employment. She then moved in-house, serving as Vice President, Global Employment Law, with Novell, Inc., a multinational software company headquartered in Massachusetts. Carson graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D., 1998) and the University of Vermont (B.A., 1995).
Carson G. Burnham is the Chair of the International Practice Group at Ogletree Deakins, a Labor and Employment firm with …
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About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1800 attorneys serving clients from 37 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is among the 2015 BTI Brand Elite and among the most “Tech Savvy.” It was on the 2013-2015 BTI Client Service 30 listings of firms “most recognized by clients for providing excellent client service,” and one of the 2014 BTI Client Relationship Scorecard “Power Elite,” based on the nature and strength of its client relationships. More information at: www.gtlaw.com.
About Littler Mendelson PC
With more than 1,000 attorneys and 70 offices, Littler is the world's largest law practice exclusively devoted to representing management in employment and labor law matters. Since its founding in 1942, Littler has made commitment to client service a cornerstone of its practice, representing more than 50,000 employers in virtually every industry, on a regional, national, and global basis, across the gamut of labor and employment matters. Littler understands the issues affecting small companies as well as the world’s largest corporations. Clients with operations in different locations rely on Littler’s broad experience and geographic reach to help them deal more consistently with similar issues that arise across multiple jurisdictions. Littler’s local presence, diverse workforce, and cutting-edge technology enable it to provide the highest caliber of legal services and innovative, practical solutions to its clients efficiently, all at highly competitive rates.
About Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. The firm has 750 attorneys located in 49 offices across the United States, Europe, Mexico and Canada. Ogletree Deakins has been named a Law Firm of the Year five consecutive years by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.” In 2016, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Employment Law – Management category. In addition to handling labor and employment law matters, the firm has thriving practices focused on business immigration, employee benefits, and workplace safety and health law. Ogletree Deakins represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies. Our specialty is advising clients operating worldwide and offering cross-border solutions to key challenges of managing a global workforce.