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Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP is the 2013 sponsor for ACC's Compliance and Ethics Committee.

The Corporate Compliance & Ethics Committee explores current approaches to domestic and international corporate compliance and ethics and promotes best practices in these areas. Areas of interest include business ethics, regulatory issues, governance and risk assessment and mitigation.

special announcements

Russian Economic Sanctions & Export Restrictions

During the Compliance & Ethics teleconference call on April 15th at 1:30pm ET, 5:30 PM GMT, Brian Sumner, Counsel for Alcoa Inc., will be discussing the Russian economic sanctions & export restrictions.  Please join us during this call and bring your questions and challenges to add to this discussion.  Please see the details below for the Upcoming Teleconference Meeting for dial-in information and this monthly Legal Quick Hit topic.

Introducing a New Video Resource

ACC and NAVEX Global have teamed up to bring you a powerful series of short thought leadership videos on ethics and compliance trends featuring leading experts in the field discussing challenges and best practices. These brief videos provide critical education about key ethics and compliance risks. You'll find these videos compelling and packed with need-to-know information. View the videos.

ACC 2013 Committee Awards

Congratulations to the Compliance & Ethics Committee for receiving the 2013 Breakthrough Performance of the Year award! This award recognizes efforts of the committee to expand member involvement; increase resources; and improve committee communications through effective leadership and greater cooperation of with sponsors. This award focuses on committee success and growth compared to the previous year.


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Upcoming Teleconference Meeting

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 1:30 PM ET, 5:30 PM GMT

Upcoming Webcast

Monetizing Large Judgements and Arbitration Awards

April 24th, 2014 9:00 AM EST, 1:00 PM GMT

Presented by ACC's Litigation Committee and Kobre & Kim LLP

As the value of judgments and arbitration awards coming out of large-scale litigation continues to rise, so does the challenge of enforcing them. Sophisticated judgment debtors today often hold assets protected in a variety of structures in offshore financial centers around the world, which create challenging roadblocks to efficient and prompt recovery that can only be overcome with the right tools and strategies.

In this webcast, a group of internationally based attorneys, experienced in enforcing high value judgments and recovering hidden assets will share their first-hand insights into the international judgment enforcement and asset recovery process. The panel discussion will include analysis of effective asset tracing, utilizing specific legal tools available in the U.S., Europe, Asia and offshore jurisdictions as well as the alternative fee structures available to minimize costs and risks.

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Wednesday, APRIL 16, 2014 AT 11:00 PM ET, 3:00 AM GMT

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Complying With the New Singapore Privacy Law

Please join both the IT, Privacy & eCommerce Committee and Compliance & Ethics Committee for this Legal Quick Hit on the Singapore Privacy Data Protection Act (PDPA). Singapore passed the PDPA in 2012, and it will become fully effective beginning in the middle of 2014. Please join this committee teleconference to learn how your company can meet the obligations set forth in the PDPA, including practical tips that you can implement now. You will also hear Committee representatives discuss ways that members based in the APAC region can gain additional value out of their committee membership experience.


Complying With United States Export and Sanction Laws and Regulations

Nov 2013 InfoPAK Download pdf
Sponsored by Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP
This InfoPAK addresses United States laws imposing export controls and economic and trade sanctions. These laws and their implementing regulations can present unique challenges to businesses, as ...

Corporate Compliance

Sep 2013 InfoPAK Download pdf
Sponsored by WeComply, Inc.
This InfoPAK guides the in-house practitioner on how to establish a corporate compliance and ethics program. It begins by outlining the primary corporate legal obligations and requirements, focusing ...

Recent Committee-Developed Resources

Who Participates in Audit Committee Meetings?

Jul 2013 Wisdom of the Crowd
This Wisdom of the Crowd, compiled from responses posted onthe Compliance & Ethics and Corporate & Securities Law eGroups, addresses the topic of who participates in Audit Committee meetings.

Third Party Code of Conduct Requests

Apr 2013 Wisdom of the Crowd
This Wisdom of the Crowd, compiled from questions and responses posted onthe Compliance and Ethics and Small Law Departments eGroups, addresses issues involving agreements and requests to adhere ...

Establishing an Effective Compliance Program: An Overview to Protecting Your Organization

Jan 2013 QuickCounsel
Sponsored by Holland & Knight LLP
While there is no "one-size-fits-all" compliance program for every organization, there are several core components that must exist to have an effective Program. This QuickCounsel covers those components.