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Creating Compliance: Exploring a Maturing Industry

Creating Compliance SymposiumOctober 7, 2016
University of Toledo College of Law
Richard and Jane McQuade Law Auditorium

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Bear Stearns. AIG. Lehman Brothers. The recent financial crisis, and the ensuing economic downturn, once again made corporate governance failures into household names. A possible silver lining — the financial collapse of 2008 intensified corporate America’s focus on risk management and compliance. Mistakes provided lessons, and the resulting adoption of best practices not only in the finance industry, but in countless economic sectors, may improve the detection and prevention of excessively risky, and even fraudulent, conduct. 

Compliance is now a booming industry, and business entities have come to understand that in regards to complying with the law, the best defense is a good defense. The University of Toledo Law Review’s 2016 Symposium will examine how this industry has matured to enable corporate and organizational actors to build sufficient institutional knowledge and monitoring systems to reduce risk and limit liability. 

Four panels of experts will discuss compliance as applied to different business environments. Topics will include: 

(1) Ethical Challenges, Compliance, and In-House Counsel -  Added panelist David Cutri, Chief Compliance Officer, The University of Toledo;

(2) Corporate compliance under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act - Added panelists Daniel Chow, Frank E. & Virginia H. Bazler Chair in Business Law, The Ohio State University College of Law and Amy Deen Westbrook, Kurt M. Sager Memorial Distinguished Professor of International & Commercial Law, Washburn University School of Law;

(3) Institutional compliance within the healthcare industry - Added panelist Vivien Townsend, Vice President of Audit & Compliance, ProMedica Health Systems, Toledo, OH; and

(4) Regulatory compliance in higher education. 

Geoffrey P. Miller, Co-Director of the Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement at New York University, will present the keynote address. 

Presenters will publish a collection of essays in Volume 48, Issue 3 of The University of Toledo Law Review

This symposium will be of interest to attorneys and other compliance professionals in a multitude of practices and settings, particularly those working in the healthcare or education industries.

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8-8:30 A.M. REGISTRATION and Continental Breakfast
Benjamin Barros , Dean, University of Toledo College of Law
8:45-10:00 A.M.

Panel 1: Ethical Challenges, Compliance, & In-House Counsel

10-10:15 A.M. BREAK
10:15-11:30 A.M. Panel 2: Complying with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
11:30 A.M.-12:15 P.M. Keynote Address
12:15 – 1:00 P.M. LUNCH 
1:00-2:15 P.M. Panel 3: Institutional Compliance in the Healthcare Industry
2:15-3:30 P.M. Panel 4: Compliance in Higher Education
3:30 P.M. Closing Remarks


The program will be held at The University of Toledo College of Law Auditorium. Directions and lodging information.


Fees and Registration

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This course has been approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 5.75 total CLE hours instruction.

$85 for CLE credit (no lunch)
$95 for CLE credit and box lunch
$10 for box lunch only (advance registration required)



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