Whistleblowing: The Landmark to Global Compliance in 2017
Whistleblowing remains a high priority among many countries across the globe, and continues to grow in importance. 2016 has seen steady increase in regulatory initiatives focused on intensifying Whistleblower Protection laws across national and international borders. These activities are expected to continue in 2017. Failure to understand the law surrounding whistleblowing may result to unwanted and costly liabilities as well as damaged reputation to businesses.
In this two-hour LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group will help companies navigate the current global regulatory landscape of whistleblowing. They will provide a discussion of the common complaints that companies receive and the accompanying issues and challenges. Speakers will also offer best practices in creating and managing an effective culture of compliance.
Key topics include:
- Key Compliance Trends
- Current Global Regulatory Landscape
- Varying Approach to Whistleblowing Across Borders
- Issues and Challenges that Businesses Encounter
- Creating a Culture of Compliance
- Maximizing Investment in Compliance Operations
- Monitoring Third Party Risk
Choate Hall & Stewart LLP
- Whistleblowing and Retaliation
- Increased Government Enforcement Efforts
- Judicial Action
- Dodd Frank Retaliation Case Developments
- Best Practices for an Effective Compliance Program
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
- Separation Agreements and Releases
- DOL settlement guidelines
- The ARB continues to expand liability for employers
- Whistleblowers whose job duty requires them
Who Should Attend:
- Whistleblower Lawyers
- White Collar Lawyers
- International Counsel
- Corporate Executives
- Compliance Managers
- Multinational Companies
- Legal Counsel
- Civil Litigators
- Other Related Professionals
Gregory Keating, chair of the firm’s Labor Employment & Benefits and Whistleblower Defense Groups, handles employment litigation, arbitration and administrative cases regarding discrimination, harassment, whistleblowing, non-competition and other post-employment restrictions, ERISA benefits and contract- and tort-based employment claims. He was nominated to serve as a management representative on the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee in 2012 by US Senators Michael Enzi and Johnny Isakson and was later appointed by Hilda Solis, US Secretary of Labor. In 2014, current US Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez re-appointed Mr. Keating to serve another two-year term. In spring 2014, he testified before the US Senate at a hearing on whistleblower protections. Mr. Keating has been named America’s Leading Lawyers for Business by Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers. In addition, he serves on the Board of Advisors to the National Employment Law Institute.
Mr. Keating, received a BA from Trinity College, and a JD, cum laude, from Boston College Law School.
Gregory Keating, chair of the firm’s Labor Employment & Benefits and Whistleblower Defense Groups, handles employment litigation, arbitration and administrative cases …
Robert M. Goldich has developed a national practice in the areas of complex and class action employment litigation. He graduated magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1977 and is admitted to practice in Arizona, New York and Pennsylvania. He has more than 35 years of experience as a labor and employment lawyer and litigator representing employers in all aspects of labor and employee relations, including general employment counseling, employment contract negotiation, collective bargaining negotiations, labor arbitration, and the representation of employers in administrative and courtroom litigation, including defense of suits by whistleblowers. Robert is the chair of the whistleblower litigation defense practice in the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group. Robert has tried cases and advised unionized clients in connection with withdrawal liability claims under the Multi-Employer Pension Plan Amendment Act. Robert has represented clients in defeating class and collective certification in a number of wage and hour class and collective actions.
Robert M. Goldich has developed a national practice in the areas of complex and class action employment litigation. He graduated …
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About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 2,000 attorneys serving clients from 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is No. 1 on the 2015 Law360 Most Charitable Firms list, second largest in the U.S. on the 2016 Law360 400, Top 20 on the 2015 Am Law Global 100, and among the 2015 BTI Brand Elite.