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Downtown Lunch CLE - Effective Deployment of Legal and Compliance Resources: A Risk-Based Approach to Mitigating Exposure and Liabilities


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The Conference Center, One North Wacker, Chicago, IL 60606

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Regulations continue to increase and it appears that this trend will continue.  However, as legal and compliance budgets plateau, the focus has turned on finding efficiencies to decrease costs.   As the same time, corporate law departments are serving more internal clients than ever.    

For in-house counsel charged with assessing and managing the key risk and compliance functions, the stakes have never been higher.  This places a further responsibility on an already over-burdened law department beset with competing priorities and limited resources.  Although technology, including regtech and AI solutions, can reduce some of the burden, these solutions can be expensive and ultimately require humans to manage their implementation and use. 

The use of corporate risk assessments can help guide priorities and the efficient deployment of resources.  Risk assessments can also facilitate discussions with the C-Suite and, if necessary, communicated to regulators to demonstrate the company’s commitment to compliance and methodology for addressing risks. 

Join us for an educational and thought-provoking panel discussion with a group of seasoned in-house counsel and to learn how some of Chicago’s and the Country’s leading in-house lawyers are able to stretch those limited resources by adopting a comprehensive risk-based approach to mitigating legal, reputational and operational risks.

Topics to include:
•    Employing a comprehensive risk-based approach and methodology which evaluates and mitigates key risks, and controls exposure and liabilities for the company and its core business units;
•    Prioritizing key risks and compliance processes;
•    Evaluating and determining the effectiveness of key performance indicators;
•    Improving the overall operations and impact of the law department.
•    Engaging the C-Suite to partner with the law department and compliance function to employ a top-down approach to key risk assessment and compliance.


Blair Russell Knopp, Director of Compliance, The Walsh Group

Sarah Harris, General Counsel, Sikich LLP

Doug Hass, General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary, Lifeway Foods

Stephen M. Naughton, Senior Adviser, StoneTurn (former Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Pepsico and Kimberly Clark)

Matt Luzadder, Partner, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

Jaimie Nawaday, Partner, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP


11:45 am: Registration & networking
12:00 pm: Lunch
12:15 pm: Presentation
1:15 pm: Q&A

Online Registration Preferred:  To set up your ACC Chicago registration account, please follow the site instructions as a "New User" upon your first visit.  You will receive a confirmation at the end of your registration process.


Credits: One hour of Illinois MCLE Credit
State: Illinois
Category: General Credit


Chapter Administrator, Lisa Carreras
Phone: 815-464-8336
Fax: 815-464-8334


Attendance is complimentary, but limited to ACC members, in-house prospective ACC members and guests of the sponsor.

Sponsored By:

Kelley Drye

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