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Corporate Compliance and Ethics Institute 2013


Speaker(s): Adam Siegel, Allan Tananbaum, Douglas M. Lankler, Hon. Katharine H. Parker, Howard Sklar, Jack Holleran, Jacqueline E. Brevard, JD/LLM, Jeffrey M. Kaplan, Jim Sheehan, Kimberly Strong, Lauren A. Ferrari, Lewis Segall, Lisa Stewart Hughes, Lori Martinez, Michael I. Kim, Paul E. McGreal, Rebecca Walker, Steven Priest
Recorded on: May. 30, 2013
PLI Program #: 42232

Michael I. Kim has been the Senior Director, Compliance at Celgene Corporation since 2012.  He is currently responsible for Celgene’s Corporate Policies, Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, Anti-bribery Anti-corruption Due Diligence Program, and U.S. and EFPIA Spend Transparency reporting.  Prior to Celgene, he was the Director of Compliance and Assistant General Counsel – Compliance for Ingersoll Rand from July 2006 – May 2012; the Assistant General Counsel and Director of Compliance at AIG from 2001 – 2006; and Counsel, Worldwide Corporate Compliance Group at Warner-Lambert from 1997-2000.   Mr. Kim was a Corporate Associate at Proskauer Rose from 1991 to 1997.  Mr. Kim graduated from Cornell Law School in 1991 and Wesleyan University in 1986.


Adam is a partner based in our New York office and the head of our US dispute resolution practice as well as co-head of our global investigations practice. He represents clients facing government investigations and related civil litigation. Clients in a broad range of industries rely on him to defend them in investigations conducted by the US Department of Justice (DOJ), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the State Attorneys General in matters involving alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, insider trading, tax fraud and accounting fraud. He also conducts internal investigations on behalf of clients in a wide range of industries.

Adam works regularly with other firm lawyers around the world, defending multijurisdictional investigations, developing compliance and training programs tailored to the global regulatory regimes faced by clients, and conducting due diligence regarding bribery and other risks in corporate transactions.

He has been recognized by Chambers, The Legal 500 and Benchmark Litigation, among other leading publications. Prior to joining Freshfields, Adam was an Assistant US Attorney in the Criminal Division of the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. There he served as Deputy Chief and Chief Appellate Attorney.

Adam received his JD, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School and his AB, magna cum laude, from Harvard University. He is admitted to practice in the State of New York.

Adam’s recent matters include:

  • conducting internal investigations regarding a variety of allegations in approximately 10 countries in Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East for a multinational energy company;
  • representing a Swiss financial institution in extended discussions with the DOJ and other regulators concerning its tax compliance;
  • representing a global engineering company in internal reviews of corruption allegations and in discussions with multilateral development banks;
  • defending a multinational pharmaceutical company in an inquiry conducted by the DOJ and SEC into relationships with officials in countries in Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America;
  • conducting an internal investigation for a multinational manufacturing company involving allegations concerning its sales agents throughout the Middle East; and
  • defending the European affiliate of a Big Four accounting firm in an investigation by the SEC and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board regarding the audit of a client.


Allan Tananbaum is VP – Compliance & Deputy General Counsel at Ingersoll Rand, and is based in Piscataway, NJ and Davidson, NC. Allan is responsible for leading the global Ethics and Trade Compliance organization at Ingersoll Rand, a team of 40 professional stationed at various locations around the world, and has held his position since February 2010. Prior to assuming his current role, Allan was the VP and Deputy General Counsel for Litigation at Ingersoll Rand and, before that, ran the Litigation function in the Legal Department of Trane Inc., formerly known as American Standard, until it merged into Ingersoll Rand. Allan also previously held an in-house litigation position at Honeywell International Inc. Before starting his in-house career, Allan was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Newark, where he served stints in the Criminal, Appeals and Special Prosecutions divisions. Allan began his legal career as an Associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York City. Allan holds an A.B. degree from Brown University, from which he graduated magna cum laude and where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his J.D. degree from Columbia University Law School, where he was Managing Editor of the Columbia Law Review. He is married with three children and lives in Westfield, NJ.


Jack Holleran currently serves as Managing Director, Compliance at Moody’s Corporation, based in New York City.  In this role, Jack serves as the Chief Compliance Officer for Moody’s Analytics, a global developer and provider of products, solutions and services that help financial institutions manage risk.  Moody’s Analytics is part of Moody’s Corporation and an affiliate of Moody’s Investors Service, the credit rating agency, with more than $1.7 billion in revenue in 2018.  Jack is responsible for the design, implementation and effectiveness of the Moody’s Analytics compliance program.  Jack also serves as the Chief Compliance Officer of Moody’s Shared Services and as the principal architect of Moody’s anti-bribery and anti-corruption program.

Prior to joining Moody’s, Jack served as Senior Compliance Officer at Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., where he worked with MMC and its operating companies to lead compliance and enterprise risk assessments, to drive integration of compliance and ERM and to lead process improvement opportunities arising from risk assessments.  Prior to joining MMC, Jack was a principal with EY (Ernst & Young) in Washington, D.C., where he led the firm’s Corporate Compliance Advisory Services practice.  In that role, he advised clients on compliance risk assessments and compliance program design, implementation, assessment and improvement.  Prior to joining EY, Jack served as Senior Vice President, Compliance and Brand Integrity and Chief Compliance Officer at Philip Morris USA.  In that role, he served on the executive management team and was the principal architect of the company’s compliance and anti-counterfeiting programs.  Jack began his career as a trial lawyer with Hunton & Williams in Richmond, Virginia.

Jack is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the Washington & Lee University School of Law.  He is a frequent speaker and author on ethics and compliance-related topics, including Practising Law Institute, Compliance Week, the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics, the Conference Board and Metropolitan Corporate Counsel.


Jacqueline E. Brevard is Senior Advisor at GEC Risk Advisory LLC, the global governance, risk, integrity, reputation and crisis advisory firm (www.GECRisk.com) serving executives, boards, investors and advisors in diverse sectors, growth stages and industries, primarily in the Americas, Europe and Africa. Client assignments range from strategic to tactical, including enterprise and specific risk assessments, crisis planning, integrity program development, codes of conduct, and customized education from the boardroom to the shop floor.

She is a Program Director for The Conference Board, a member of the Adjunct Faculty at New York University, and a member of the Faculty at the Ethics and Compliance Initiative, specializing in innovative risk management techniques.  She is an Ethisphere 2009 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics.

Ms. Brevard, the former Vice President, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer of Merck & Co., Inc., is the pioneer and visionary who developed and successfully implemented the first comprehensive Global Ethics and Compliance Program for a top-tier global pharmaceutical company, driving Merck & Co. to a leadership position in organizational ethics and compliance and setting the standard that others would follow years later.   She has more than 20 years’ experience in the corporate ethics and compliance field, as Merck’s Ethics and Compliance Program and Ombudsman Program were consolidated under Ms. Brevard who reported regularly to Merck’s Executive Committee and the Board. Ms. Brevard also has more than 15 years’ experience as an international transactional attorney having completed projects, during her tenure at Merck, in Latin America, Asia-Pacific, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. She is Chair of the Board of the International Business Ethics Institute, a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers University, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Healthcare Group Purchasing Industry Initiative (HGPII).

Ms. Brevard has also served on the Board of Directors of the Ethics and Compliance Initiative, and is Vice Chair Emeritus of the organization.  She is a Founding Fellow of the Ethics Research Center's Fellows Program, where she served as its Chair. Ms. Brevard is a published author and a frequent speaker at many distinguished conferences and universities, including ECI conferences, Compliance Week, Practicing Law Institute, the Pharmaceutical Regulatory and Compliance Congress, the Corporate Executive Board's CELC, Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers University, NYU, Georgetown University and Columbia University. Ms. Brevard received a J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law and an LLM in International Law from New York University School of Law.


Jeffrey M. Kaplan is a partner in the Princeton, New Jersey office of Kaplan & Walker LLP.   For twenty-five years he has specialized in assisting companies in developing, implementing and reviewing corporate compliance/ethics programs. This work has included conducting risk analyses; writing/editing codes of conduct and other policy documents; counseling companies in matters regarding training; developing compliance audit protocols and reporting systems; establishing compliance/ethics offices; and assisting boards of directors in meeting their fiduciary duties under the Caremark case.  He has also conducted numerous program assessments. Mr. Kaplan’s compliance/ethics program practice has included work for clients in the health care, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, automotive, government contracting, insurance, manufacturing, energy, retail, paper, publishing, professional services, education, consulting, telecommunications, technology, securities, private investments, food and chemical fields, as well as non-profit organizations. 

Mr. Kaplan has, on three occasions, been an independent consultant for companies suspended by the World Bank, reporting to the Bank on their respective compliance programs, and performed a similar review for the United Nations; has served as a compliance monitor in a criminal tax case for the New York County District Attorney; has reviewed and reported to the Department of Justice and SEC on a company’s compliance/ethics program in connection with the settlement of an FCPA-related investigation; and has reviewed and reported to a state attorney general on another company’s compliance/ethics program in connection with a settlement of a fraud-related matter.  He also conducts internal investigations on behalf of boards and companies into allegations of wrongdoing brought by whistleblowers and others.  He received his B.A. (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from Carleton College in 1976 and his J.D. (cum laude) from Harvard University in 1980.  He is a former partner of Chadbourne & Parke, where he served in the Special Litigation Group, and also a former partner of Arkin Kaplan & Cohen LLP and of Stier Anderson, LLC. 

For many years Mr. Kaplan was Counsel to the Ethics Officer Association (now the ECI), a professional association of more than 1000 compliance/ethics officers.  He is, together with Joe Murphy, co-editor of Compliance Programs and the Corporate Sentencing Guidelines: Preventing Criminal and Civil Liability (West 1993), a leading legal treatise on designing and implementing compliance/ethics programs.  He is author of an e-book on risk assessment issued by Corporate Compliance Insights.   He is editor of the Conflict of Interest Blog.  He was for many years Adjunct Professor of Business Ethics at the Stern School of Business, New York University.  He is now a contributor to the Ethical Systems research project which is run by a professor at that school, and has recently co-authored an e-book for Ethical Systems on behavioral ethics and compliance. He is a member of the New York and New Jersey bars.


Judge Parker was sworn into office on November 4, 2016. She received a B.A. degree, cum laude, from Duke University in 1989. In 1992, she received her J.D., cum laude, from Fordham University School of Law, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif. She was a Notes & Articles Editor for the Fordham Law Review.

From November 2000 through October 2016 she was a partner at Proskauer Rose LLP where she practiced labor and employment law and chaired several practice groups including Employment and Law Counseling and Training and Government Regulatory Relations and Affirmative Action. She was associated with the Proskauer firm from October 1993 through October 2000 as an associate.  While at Proskauer, she had an active litigation career in cases involving the full gamut of federal, state and local employment laws. She also litigated cases involving fair housing, civil rights, non-compete, contract and employee benefits disputes.

While at Proskauer, Katharine was elected to be a Fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and consistently honored in various listings such as Best Lawyers in America and New York Super Lawyers.

Judge Parker clerked for the Honorable Warren W. Eginton in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut prior to joining Proskauer.

Judge Parker has been actively involved with the NYC Bar Association during her career, and has chaired both the Disability Law and Employment Committees.  Judge Parker is also involved in pro bono and charitable causes, including the Michael J. Fox Foundation and Girl Be Heard.  She was a recipient of the Fairy Godmother Award from Girl Be Heard and the Jeremy Epstein Award for Pro Bono Service from the NYC Bar Association.


Lauren A. Ferrari is the founding Managing Director of the Office of Business Integrity & Compliance for Lucent/Alcatel-Lucent (now Nokia, Global Compliance Programs & Operations).  In this role, Ms. Ferrari developed and successfully implemented the company’s first comprehensive global ethics and compliance program, with a key focus on global Anti-Corruption compliance. The global program established high standards for compliance and successfully evolved through two successive mergers and a compliance monitorship. She continues in this role today with the merged company.

Previously, Ms. Ferrari served as a member of the law department of Mobil Oil Corporation, specializing in corporate matters. Following Mobil, Ms. Ferrari joined Warner-Lambert Company as the Chief Global EH&S Counsel where she managed the Regulatory/EH&S legal compliance function, including the global EH&S audit program during a period of tremendous growth. Prior to Warner-Lambert, Ms. Ferrari supported the development of the global compliance program at Mead/Westvaco Corporation and practiced corporate law at a major law firm in New York.

In 2010, Ms. Ferrari was publicly recognized by ETHISPHERE as a visionary leader in global compliance and a top Ethics and Compliance Officer.  She is currently serving on the Advisory Committee of the Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership and on the Board of Directors of the William & Mary Law School Foundation. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Ethics & Compliance Officers Association (ECOA/ECI) and served as founding Chair of the Nominating & Governance Committee. Ms. Ferrari volunteers in her community, having served on the USA Archery Ethics Committee, the Board of Directors of the NJ Special Olympics, the Advisory Committee to the Kent Place Ethics Institute and the Board of Trustees of the PaperMill Playhouse.

Ms. Ferrari has written extensively on ethics and compliance, co-authored a chapter in a leading ethics and compliance handbook, and is a frequent invited speaker at many distinguished conferences and universities. Ms. Ferrari received her J.D. from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William and Mary, in Williamsburg Virginia. She completed her undergraduate work with high honors at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York and at Oxford University in England.


Lewis Segall is Senior Ethics and Compliance Counsel at Google. He works in several global compliance areas, including the code of conduct, data security and privacy compliance, and payments compliance issues. He also oversees Google's participation in the Global Network Initiative regarding free speech and privacy, and is on the GNI's Board.

Before coming to Google Mr. Segall was global regulatory counsel for Visa International, and prior to that he was senior counsel at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency in the US Treasury Department, focusing on consumer compliance, regulatory enforcement, and the ethics and fiduciary duties of directors of insured financial institutions.

Mr. Segall has degrees from the University of Chicago, Yale University, and Stanford Law School.




Lori Martinez is Vice President, Global Compliance and Ethics for McKesson Corporation, a Fortune 14 company best known as the nation’s largest distributor of pharmaceuticals. At McKesson, she leads the team responsible for strategy, implementation, and oversight of compliance and ethics programs spanning enterprise. She and her team focus on simplifying regulatory requirements into systemic, repeatable, processes that drive better business health by mitigating risk and promoting a culture of integrity. Lori has been in the field of compliance and ethics for over a decade and has successfully built programs in both the technology and healthcare sectors. She has deep experience in a variety of compliance and ethics programs including Code of Conduct, Fraud and Abuse, Export Control, Investigations, Anti-corruption, Privacy and Government Contracting.  Lori has a Masters in Organizational Development from the University of San Francisco and is the Chair of McKesson’s, Hispanic Employee Resource Group. Lori and her husband, David are the proud parents of two bright boys and enjoy spending time with their family cultivating their love of live music and entertainment.

 


Paul E. McGreal is a Professor of Law at the Creighton University School of Law. He came to Creighton in July 2015, as dean of the School of Law, and he served in that position through July 2017. He is Compliance Adviser to the Omaha Business Ethics Alliance, and he teaches a course on leadership and conflict engagement in Creighton’s Master’s program in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution.

Professor McGreal also teaches in the Texas A&M University Executive and Professional MBA Programs.  His courses there have included modules on corporate vicarious liability, domestic and foreign anti-corruption laws (including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act), corporate compliance and ethics programs, business ethics, and corporate governance.

Professor McGreal was previously dean of the University of Dayton School of Law from 2011 to 2014.  Before that, he was associate dean and professor of law at Southern Illinois University School of Law, where the graduating class voted him the Senior Class Award in 2008, 2009, and 2010.

Prior to joining SIU, Professor McGreal established the Corporate Compliance Center at the South Texas College of Law, where he taught for 10 years.  While at South Texas, he created and taught the first course on corporate compliance and ethics programs offered at a United States law school. 

Professor McGreal is a frequent speaker and commentator on corporate compliance and ethics programs, and he authors an annual survey of legal developments on the subject for The Business Lawyer, published by the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association. He has also published over 40 articles and essays in law journals at schools including University of Notre Dame, Northwestern University, and the University of Pennsylvania.

Before teaching, he worked in the Dallas office of Baker Botts LLP. After graduating from law school, he served as law clerk for Justice Warren Matthews of the Alaska Supreme Court.

 

Professor McGreal earned an LL.M. from Yale Law School, a J.D. from the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University, and a B.A. in economics from Williams College.


Rebecca Walker is a partner in the Santa Monica, California office of Kaplan & Walker LLP, a law firm that assists organizations in developing, implementing and improving their corporate compliance and ethics programs. For nearly twenty years, Ms. Walker has specialized in advising clients on the development and implementation of compliance and ethics programs that are tailored to each client's legal risks and business needs and that conform to applicable government requirements and pronouncements. Ms. Walker has counseled numerous companies in diverse industries on the various components of their compliance and ethics programs, including:

  • Assisting organizations in effectively structuring their programs;
  • Drafting and revising codes of conduct and other policies and procedures, including conflicts of interest and anti-corruption policies and procedures;
  • Developing and delivering compliance training and assisting in the development of compliance training and communications plans;
  • Developing reporting systems, investigations procedures and investigations training; and
  • Developing risk assessment processes and conducting compliance risk assessments.

Ms. Walker has also conducted numerous assessments of compliance and ethics programs, including assessments of entire programs as well as “deep dive” assessments of program elements, such as investigations procedures and program structure, and subject matter areas, such as conflicts of interest and anti-corruption programs.  She has also served as a monitor for the Department of the Air Force and as an independent consultant reviewing programs for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Ms. Walker’s clients have included companies from the oil and gas, government contracting, engineering/construction, energy, financial services, pharmaceutical, health care, banking, automotive, publishing, advertising, consulting, telecommunications, retail, consumer products, apparel, railroad and shipping industries, among others, including many companies in the Fortune 500.

Ms. Walker chairs the Practising Law Institute's annual Compliance and Ethics Institute in New York and their annual Advanced Compliance and Ethics Workshop in San Francisco.  Ms. Walker serves on the Advisory Board of the Compliance and Ethics Professional Magazine, published by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) and on the Editorial Board of the Complete Compliance and Ethics Manual. For seven years, Ms. Walker served on the Advisory Board of the SCCE, the largest association of compliance professionals in the world.  For many years, she also served on the Advisory Board of the Corporate Compliance Center at the South Texas College of Law. Ms. Walker is the author of Conflicts of Interest in Business and the Professions: Law and Compliance, published by Thomson West in 2005.  She is the co-author of a number of compliance surveys, published by The Conference Board, the SCCE and others. Ms. Walker has also published numerous articles regarding compliance and ethics.  Ms. Walker is a frequent speaker on compliance and ethics issues, including for the Practising Law Institute, the SCCE, The Conference Board, and other legal and business groups.

Ms. Walker received her B.A. (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from Georgetown University and her J.D. (cum laude) from Harvard Law School. 


As Chief Compliance Officer at Endeavor, Lisa Stewart Hughes manages all aspects of the company’s global business ethics and corporate compliance programs, providing legal advice, training, risk assessment, and related counseling in a variety of policy areas including FCPA and anti-corruption, competition laws, conflicts of interest, international trade controls, fair employment practices, insider trading, money laundering prevention, confidentiality and data protection. 

Prior to joining Endeavor, Lisa served as Deputy Chief Compliance Officer for NBCUniversal in New York and Telemundo Enterprises in Miami.  She has worked as a litigator at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York and Hogan & Hartson in Washington, D.C. 

Lisa has been a speaker, panelist and author for the Practicing Law Institute, as well as for other organizations such as Ethisphere Magazine, the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics, the Media Law Resource Center, the Corporate Counsel Women of Color Conference, the Business Roundtable on Ethics and the Harvard Law School Black Alumni Association.  She currently serves on the Compliance Committee of the New York City Bar Association and on the 2018 Global Anti-Corruption and Trade Compliance Advisory Board. Her philanthropic endeavors have included working with and serving on the Boards of Directors for the Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program and the Embrace Music Foundation. Lisa graduated cum laude from Yale University with a BA in Political Science and received her law degree from Harvard Law School, where she was a publishing member of the Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Law Review. 

Lisa enjoys writing, thai yoga massage, vegan cooking and travel.  She is also a lover of chocolate, wine and bacon (indulging in all three while cooking vegan).


As Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, Ms. Kimberly Strong is responsible for supporting and directing Consolidated Edison’s Ethics and Compliance program.  In this capacity, Ms. Strong reports administratively to the General Counsel with direct responsibilities to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and Audit Committee Chair of the board of Directors.

Ms. Strong brings over 25 years of legal experience to the Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer position at Consolidated Edison.  Most recently, Ms. Strong served as Vice President, Ethics & Compliance with MWH Global, Inc.  Formerly, Ms. Strong served as Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer for AOL, Inc. and was recognized by Ethisphere magazine as a Top Ethics & Compliance Officer in 2010 and 2012 for advancing the ethics and Compliance professional cause.  Previously she held position as Associate General Counsel for Qwest Communications and was a senior attorney with the Dayton Power & Light Company.  Ms. Strong frequently serves as a speaker for the ethics and compliance community including the Practicing law institute, Ethics & Initiative and Compliance Week.

Ms. Strong earned her Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Communications from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio and her law degree from the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.


On Monday, October 31, 2011 former New York State Medicaid Inspector General and Associate U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania James Sheehan joined HRA as the Agency's Chief Integrity Officer. Mr. Sheehan has direct oversight over the Investigation, Revenue and Enforcement Administration (IREA) and the Office of Audit Services.

Throughout his career, Mr. Sheehan has worked as an attorney with a focus on health care. Most recently, he served as Medicaid Inspector General (MIG) for New York State, from April 2007 to July 2011. As the first to be nominated and confirmed in this position, he was responsible for overseeing professional staff auditors, investigators, nurses, pharmacists and data analytics experts. Creating a new national model for a Medicaid integrity agency, Mr. Sheehan's accomplishments as the NYS MIG included developing the first mandatory compliance program for Medicaid health care providers in the country, which was used as a model for the federal program under the Affordable Care Act; and the increasing the budgeted recoveries and cost avoidances goals for the agency by nearly 300% between 2006-07 and 2010-11.  (Recoveries for 2010-11 totaled $1.2 billion).

Prior to his work for New York State, Mr. Sheehan served for 17 years in the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. As Associate U.S. Attorney in Philadelphia, he managed some of the most complex litigation and program innovations and policy, primarily in the areas of prescription drugs, quality of care and predatory lending.

Mr. Sheehan's record of accomplishments and experience span nearly thirty years in investigative techniques and methods used in detecting and preventing fraud and abuse, and comprehensive knowledge of state, local and federal laws, regulations, policies and procedures in the area of fraud. His experience is, and will continue to be, a great benefit to HRA as the Agency works to eliminate fraud and waste and ensure that the public's tax dollars are spent responsibly.


Steve is one of the world’s leading integrity consultants. Described by the Wall Street Journal as “one of the most sought consultants to keep companies on the straight and narrow,” he has done ethics and compliance work in 51 countries for over a hundred of the world’s finest organizations. Since running an ethics think tank in Chicago in 1990, Steve has shaped the field in frequent presentations and publications for the Ethics and Compliance Association, Society for Corporate Compliance and Ethics, Conference Board, Practising Law Institute and many others.

Much of Steve’s recent work has involved assessing ethics and compliance programs and culture. Several examples of Steve’s work since starting Integrity Insight International in 2014 are summarized below: *Conducted an independent assessment of the ethics and compliance program of a Top 20 government contractor as part of an agreement with the US Department of Defense. Recommendations were deemed fair, reasonable and helpful.  *Assessed the integrity culture of a 35,000 employee professional services firm that wanted to understand employee perceptions about “Speaking Up.” Focus groups in eight countries yielded actionable insights for Compliance and Senior Leadership. *Conducted an independent audit of the ethics and compliance program for a multibillion dollar subsidiary of a Fortune 50 corporation as part of an agreement with an agency of the US Department of Homeland Security. *Served as the culture expert on the corporate monitoring team appointed by the US Department of Justice to oversee one of the 20 biggest global banks.*Assessed the ethics and compliance program of a real estate firm owned primarily by a private equity company that wanted outside recommendations on how the firm could strengthen its program without adding unnecessary friction or cost. *After being approved by the US Securities and Exchange Commission and the US *Department of Justice, conducted an independent assessment of the ethics and compliance program and culture of a Wall Street firm.  In addition to assessment and monitoring work as part of corporate agreements with the government, Steve continues to serve as a trusted, “go-to” adviser for CEOs, GCs, and Compliance Officers. - Train Boards of Directors and leadership teams in an engaging, entertaining way *focused on the roles and responsibilities of participants.  - Conduct risk, program and culture assessments to help Ethics & Compliance officers, leadership teams, and Boards allocate resources appropriately.

Steve founded Ethical Leadership Group in 1993, sold it to Navex Global in 2009, and founded III in 2014.  He received his ethics training in the real world of business and at Harvard University’s Divinity School, where he received a Master of Theological Studies degree. He has his MBA and BA from University of Chicago, and studied international organizational development in the Graduate Business School at Katholieke University Leuven, Belgium.          


Doug Lankler is Executive Vice President and Pfizer's Chief Compliance and Risk Officer. He supervises various proactive functions and personnel responsible for designing, implementing and maintaining programs and policies for ensuring global compliance, driving an integrity-based culture, and ensuring the proper assessment and mitigation of compliance-based risks across the enterprise. Doug also manages reactive teams that investigate and respond to compliance matters worldwide. Doug reports to the Chief Executive Officer and is a member of Pfizer's Executive Leadership Team.

Doug has been with Pfizer since 1999.  Previously, Doug was Deputy General Counsel and led various functions within Pfizer's Legal Division.

Prior to joining the Company, Doug was with the United States Department of Justice as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York. While in the U.S. Attorney's Office, he prosecuted white collar fraud, corporate crimes, traditional organized crime and terrorism. Doug was a recipient of the United States Attorney General's Distinguished Service Award.

Before joining the Department of Justice, Doug worked in the Litigation Department of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York.

Doug graduated magna cum laude from the State University of New York at Albany and Cornell Law School.


Howard Sklar is Assistant Director of Business Ethics at JPMorgan Chase. Howard runs the Special Investigations Unit and LATAM Investigations, and is responsible for internal investigations involving allegations of bribery, insider trading, rogue trading, or which involve senior leaders, as well as all investigations arising in Latin America. Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase, Howard was Senior Counsel at eDiscovery company Recommind.  Previously, Howard ran the global anti-corruption compliance programs at Hewlett-Packard Co. and before that at American Express.  At American Express, Howard was also the chief of compliance for three operating divisions comprising 22,000 employees in 40 countries.

Before moving in-house, Howard served 12 years as a prosecutor and regulator, first as an Assistant District Attorney in Bronx County, New York. As an ADA, Howard specialized in computer investigations and other high-tech crime.  Howard then spent six years at the Securities & Exchange Commission as a senior enforcement attorney. At the SEC, Howard investigated and prosecuted insider trading, accounting fraud, market manipulation, and other securities laws violations.

Howard has lectured on the FCPA and other compliance issues both nationally and internationally. He also authored part of the published work "How to Pay a Bribe: Thinking Like a Criminal to Thwart Bribery Schemes."

Howard holds a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the Washington College of Law at The American University and a BA in History from Tufts University.