ACC Compliance and Ethics September Newsletter
IN THIS ISSUE...
Message from the Chair  
Your Compliance & Ethics Committee Leadership Team (2016-17)  
Upcoming Committee Meetings and Legal Quick Hits  
Other Upcoming Events  
Legal Quick Hit Recordings (2017)  
Articles/Publications of Interest  
Member Spotlight  
Sponsor's Corner - Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge & Rice, LLC  
Networks
Virtual Library
Renew Your Membership
Update Your Records
Upcoming ACC Programs
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Webcasts
Updates From ACC Committees

Message from the Chair
Kate Arthur

Thank you for visiting the Compliance & Ethics webpage! 

As a compliance and ethics professional, you play a critical role in helping to detect and prevent misconduct in your organization.  The Compliance &Ethics Committee (“CEC”) is committed to providing you with opportunities that will help you to grow and become more effective in fulfilling this function.  For example:

· With more the 6,500 members, the CEC offers you the ability to connect with other compliance professionals to benchmark your program or discuss best practices – whether online, over the phone, or in person at the ACC Annual Meeting. 

· In conjunction with our sponsor, Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge & Rice, LLC, the CEC presents a Legal Quick Hit (“LQH”) during each of its monthly business meetings. Each LQH is about 20-45 minutes in length and addresses a hot topic impacting our organizations, thereby enabling you to stay up-to-date and informed with a minimal amount of time or effort. 

· You may gain recognition in the compliance and ethics community through speaking opportunities, or by publishing articles in the ACC Docket

If you not already a member of the CEC, please click here and then select “JOIN NOW” to be invited to our monthly meetings and receive other notifications regarding matters that are of importance to you.   

If you have any questions or suggestions as to how the CEC can better serve your needs, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

Kate Arthur
Chair, ACC Compliance & Ethics Committee
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Your Compliance & Ethics Committee Leadership Team (2016-17)

Chair


Kate Arthur
McLane Company, Inc.

Vice Chair

Melanie Condron
Accenture federal Services LLC

Secretary

Debra Cheng
Caterpillar Inc.

Advocacy Chair

Aryeh Friedman
Dun & Bradstrret

Membership Chair

Julie Gresham
Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.

Membership Chair

Charles Neff
Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.

Programs Chair

Eric Cannon
KONE Inc.

Publications Chair

Shawn Haque
Accenture Federal Services LLC

Immediate Past Chair

Robert Jett
Stryker Corporation

 
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Upcoming Committee Meetings and Legal Quick Hits

We hope you join us at upcoming meetings of the Compliance & Ethics Committee.  The Committee meets the third Tuesday of each month at 1:30pm  ET. 

The Compliance and Ethics committee is already gearing up for 2018. Interested in speaking during a legal quick hit?  Contact Eric Cannon at eric.cannon@kone.com or Ashley Laney at ALaney@wcsr.com
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Other Upcoming Events

Annual Meeting - The Compliance & Ethics Committee is excited for the ACC Annual Meeting in Washington DC on Oct 15-18.  Check out the Sponsor’s Corner below for an update on fun and educational activities planned by our sponsor, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice. 



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Legal Quick Hit Recordings (2017)

Click on the green archive button at the top of each page to view the recorded presentations.

  1. January 17 - In the Know: Third Party Legal Opinion and Pitfalls for Compliance and Ethics Counsel

  2. February 22 - Getting It Right When It All Goes Wrong: Leading Management Through and Internal Investigation

  3. March 21 - Trump DOJ Asks 115 New Compliance Questions - You Might Have to Answer Them

  4. April 18 - Implementing a Successful Compliance Program

  5. May 16 –  Important Steps to Prepare for the WannaCry Ransomware Attack

  6. June 20 -  The Legal Ethics Media of Social: What Lawyers Need To Know

  7. July 18 - E-Discovery and the Work- Product Doctrine

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Articles/Publications of Interest

· On February 8, 2017, The Department of Justice Fraud Section posted a new guidance document on its website entitled “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs,” which provides some insights into the mindset of prosecutors tasked with corporate investigations.  https://www.justice.gov/criminal-fraud/page/file/937501/download

· The Department of Justice has also posted some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding individuals accountability for corporate wrongdoing, which attempts to explain certain aspects of the Yates Memo. https://www.justice.gov/dag/individual-accountability/faq

· Other Committee-Developed Resources and ACC Docket and ACC Digital Docket articles of interest:

o   “How to Interpret the Yates Memo” by Claire J. Rauscher, Attorney – Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP

http://www.accdocket.com/articles/how-to-interpret-the-yates-memo.cfm

o   “An In-House Counsel’s Guide to Protecting the Attorney-Client Privilege” by Alison Bost, Attorney – Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP, and Shawn Haque, Corporate Counsel – Accenture Federal Services LLC

http://www.accdocket.com/articles/an-in-house-counsels-guide-to-protecting.cfm


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Member Spotlight
Melanie Condron, Vice-Chair 2014-17, Corporate Counsel, Accenture Federal Services LLC

Melanie Condron started Government Contracts work with IBM in 2007, where she focused on transactional related issues including FAR, DFAR, special agency clause consulting, CAS, and contract structuring. There she was consistently recognized as a top performer. In 2013, she joined Accenture’s federal services practice and leads the Compliance and Ethics legal practice.Her team solves for complex OCI/PCI concerns, revolving door issues, anticorruption, competition law, government audits, and new regulatory challenges. Melanie serves as the current programs chair for the Compliance and Ethics Committee.

Click on the link below to learn more about Melanie’s role as ethics and compliance counsel for Accenture Federal Services LLC:

http://www.accdocket.com/articles/research-roundup-melanie-condron.cfm

 
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Sponsor's Corner - Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge & Rice, LLC

Going to Annual Meeting?  Once again, our committee sponsor, Womble Carlyle, will host our Committee Reception for our membership during this year’s ACC annual meeting.  Join Womble Carlyle, our committee leadership and members of the Compliance and Ethics Committee on Monday evening, October 16th from 8:00pm – 11:00pm.  Look for additional information (including location) and an invitation coming soon.

Also,  please gather at Womble Carlyle’s booth (#433) during the opening networking reception on Sunday evening to meet and greet fellow Committee members.  See you at Booth # 433 on Sunday!

Can’t make the Annual Meeting?  Well you don’t have to miss out completely. A selection of the Compliance and Ethics Committee’s panel topics and guests will be highlighted on episodes of Womble Carlyle’s podcast Bulldog Bites following the conference. Womble Carlyle veteran litigator, Mark Henriques, will talk with many of our session’s panel members and focus on insights and other valuable information discussed during their session. Be on the lookout for more information and the links!
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