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The National Leagal Center for the Public Interest

May 2005 Conference

PRESENTS . . .
The General Counsel Conference
Tuesday, May 10 & Wednesday, May 11, 2005
Washington, D.C.
Ensuring the Competitiveness of American Business:
Restoring the Proper Regulatory
and Enforcement Balance
A program to provide insights and potential solutions
to the unintended consequences of post-Enron "reforms"
Moderated by
R. William Ide
McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP
Former President of the ABA
Former General Counsel, Monsanto
THE ISSUES
 
  • Post-Enron Trends in Corporate Regulation,
    Enforcement and Litigation
  • The Redefined Role of Directors
  • Restoring the Equilibrium
  • What Is Criminal Behavior?
  • The Impact of Civil Litigation
  • Self-Regulation as the Most Effective Deterrent
    to Corporate Abuse
  • THE KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
    Alberto R. Gonzales
    Attorney General of the United States

    Secretary John W. Snow
    United States Department of the Treasury

    THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB
    529 14th Street, Northwest
    WASHINGTON, D.C. 20045
    PROGRAM SCHEDULE
    Tuesday MAY 10: 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    PART I:
    THE PRESENT ROLE OF REGULATION, ENFORCEMENT
    AND LITIGATION IN SHAPING CORPORATE BEHAVIOR

    THE HOLEMAN LOUNGE, THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB (NPC)
    529 14th Street, Northwest, Washington, D.C.
    2:00 - 2:15 p.m. WELCOME Richard A. Hauser
    President, National Legal Center
     
      INTRODUCTION R. William Ide
    McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP
     
    2:15 - 3:30 p.m. POST-ENRON TRENDS IN
    CORPORATE REGULATION, ENFORCEMENT AND
    LITIGATION

  • Can Corporations Dare to Seek
    Their Day in Court Without Fear
    of Retribution?
  • Enforcement’s Standard Demand
    for Waiver of the Attorney-Client
    Privilege

  • Punishing the Corporation Versus
    Punishing the Actual Perpetrators
  • Jeffrey B. Kindler – Moderator
    Executive Vice President and General Counsel
    Pfizer Inc

    Paul S. Atkins, Commissioner
    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

    William B. Lytton
    Executive Vice President and General Counsel
    Tyco International Inc.
    3:30 - 3:45 p.m. BREAK Henry G. Manne, Dean Emeritus 
    George Mason University School of Law

    Christopher A. Wray
    Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division
    U.S. Department of Justice
     
    3:45 - 5:00 p.m. THE REDEFINED ROLE OF DIRECTORS
  • The Role of the SEC, PCAOB and
    Others in Shaping the Future
    of Audit Committees
  • Audit Committee Responsibilities:
    When Does Oversight Become
    Overwhelming?

  • Director Liability: Can One
    Afford to Be a Director?
  • Charles A. Bowsher – Moderator
    Former Comptroller General
    of the United States

    Norman R. Augustine
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (Ret.)
    Lockheed Martin Corporation

    Charles D. Niemeier, Board Member
    Public Company Accounting Oversight Board

    Peter J. Wallison, Resident Fellow
    American Enterprise Institute

    Paul M. Wolff
    Williams & Connolly LLP
     
    THE CRYSTAL ROOM, THE WILLARD HOTEL (opposite the NPC)
    1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest, Washington, D.C.
     
    6:30 - 9:00 p.m. RECEPTION AND DINNER
    KEYNOTE ADDRESS
    Alberto R. Gonzales
    Attorney General of the United States
    Wednesday, MAY 11: 7:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    PART II:
    RESTORING THE EQUILIBRIUM: THE PROPER ROLE OF REGULATION,
    ENFORCEMENT AND LITIGATION IN SHAPING CORPORATE BEHAVIOR
    THE HOLEMAN LOUNGE, THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB (NPC)


    7:45 - 8:05 a.m. CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST  
      WELCOME Richard A. Hauser
    President, National Legal Center
     
      INTRODUCTION R. William Ide
    McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP
     
    8:05 - 9:00 a.m. WHAT IS CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR?
    THE ROLE OF CRIMINAL LAW
    AND CORPORATE INTENT IN
    REGULATING CORPORATE
    BEHAVIOR

  • What the Courts Say Is Criminal
    Conduct By Business Leaders
  • Why Criminalization of Executives
    Will Not Create Public Trust in
    Companies

  • Why Corporate Intent Should Play
    a Major Role
  • Stanley A. Twardy, Jr. – Moderator
    Day, Berry & Howard LLP

    Paul J. McNulty, United States Attorney
    Eastern District of Virginia

    George J. Terwilliger, III
    White & Case LLP

    Judge Stefan R. Underhill
    United States District Court, (D. Conn.)
     
    9:00 - 10:30 a.m. THE IMPACT OF CIVIL LITIGATION
    IT’S TIME TO DRAW THE LINE
  • Establishing Fair and Predictable
    Litigation Outcomes
  • Class Action Reforms

  • Dealing with Outlier Jurisdictions
  • Corporate Governance Principles
    as a Litigation Deterrent
  • Michael D. Fricklas – Moderator
    Executive Vice President, General Counsel and
    Secretary, Viacom Inc.

    Henry N. Butler
    James Farley Professor of Economics
    Argyros School of Business, Chapman University

    Donald G. Kempf, Jr. Executive Vice President,
    Chief Legal Officer and Secretary, Morgan Stanley
    10:30 - 10:40 a.m.  BREAK Charles W. Matthews, Jr.
    Vice President and General Counsel
    Exxon Mobil Corporation
     
    10:40 - 12:00 p.m. SELF-REGULATION AS THE MOST
    EFFECTIVE DETERRENT TO CORPORATE ABUSE:
  • Creating an Ethical Corporate
    Culture
  • Ethics & Compliance as a
    Response to the Regulatory
    Environment
  • Corporate Governance Best
    Practices
  • Compliance Programs as a Key to
    Effective Self-Regulation
  • Internal Investigations, Disclosure
    and Cooperation
  • Stuart M. Gerson – Moderator
    Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

    Stephen D. Potts, Chairman
    Ethics Resource Center

    Jay B. Stephens, Senior Vice President and
    General Counsel, Raytheon Company

    Linda A. Willett
    Vice President and Deputy General Counsel
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

    Robert G. Zack
    Executive Vice President and General Counsel
    OppenheimerFunds, Inc.
     
    THE FIRST AMENDMENT LOUNGE, NPC
     
    12:00 - 2:00 p.m. RECEPTION AND LUNCH KEYNOTE ADDRESS Secretary John W. Snow
    United States Department of the Treasury
    PROGRAM INFORMATION
    CANCELLATION POLICY
  • Full refund before May 3,
    2005
  • No refund after May 3, 2005
  • No refund can be made to
    confirmed registrants who
    fail to attend
  • A substitute registrant may
    be named at any time


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