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Recent Trends in Government Investigations: Is your Compliance Program Ready for Prime Time?

  • Stanford Rock Center 559 Nathan Abbott Way Stanford, CA, 94305 United States (map)

Recent Trends in Government Investigations: Is your Compliance Program Ready for Prime Time?

Government investigations, shareholder lawsuits, and whistleblower complaints are alive and well. The DOJ and SEC continue to heavily weight the effectiveness of your compliance program while outdated procedures and risk assessments increase your exposure to liability. Is your board providing proper oversight over your compliance program or company investigations? Are you ready to lead a board investigation? The Rock Center and SVDX will host a panel of experts to discuss the latest trends in government investigations, hot topics in risk management, why the government cares that you care about your internal audit and compliance programs, and how to manage an effective investigation by a Special Committee of the board.

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Priya Huskins

Senior Vice President, D&O; Board Director, Realty Income Corporation

Priya is a recognized expert and frequent speaker and guest lecturer on D&O liability risk and its mitigation. In addition to consulting on D&O insurance, she counsels clients on corporate governance matters, including ways to reduce their exposure to shareholder lawsuits and regulatory investigations. Priya has an impressive list of publications, speaking engagements, and awards for her influence and expertise in the industry and is the author and editor of the D&O Notebook blog.

To view Priya Huskins’ full bio, click here.

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Samantha Parish

Principal, Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory

Samantha is a principal in Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP and specializes in forensic investigations and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance programs. Sam joined Deloitte Australia in 2000 and transferred to the US firm in 2003 as a manager through Deloitte’s prestigious Global Development Program.

To view Samantha Parish’s full bio, click here.

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Brian Stretch

Partner, Sidley Austin; Former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California

Brian Stretch is a seasoned trial lawyer with 23 years of litigation experience. He focuses his practice on the full range of federal enforcement and internal investigation matters, with a particular emphasis on corporate investigations, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and criminal defense matters. Prior to joining Sidley, Brian spent 18 years as a federal prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California, where he personally handled securities fraud, mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, RICO, drug trafficking, firearms, and sex trafficking cases.

To view Brian Stretch’s full bio, click here.