Effective compliance programs strive to reduce risk, while also adding value. While every compliance professional is aware of the fundamental “seven criteria” of effectiveness set forth in Chapter 8 of the Sentencing Guidelines, the bar continues to be raised.
During this webinar, you will learn how various federal and state (and international) agencies have adopted new policies and declarations that require companies to continuously improve and document their efforts to self-govern. These trends are not limited to one particular substantive area of law, but transcend many areas and many industries. Also, these pressures are not merely applied by governmental agencies, but are also being applied by a variety of other stakeholders.
Among other things, you’ll learn the answers to the following questions:
- What does self-governance really mean, and why is it so important?
- Why is documentation so critical at various stages of compliance design and implementation?
- What is the role of risk assessments in compliance programming?
- How can you demonstrate self-governance, and when does it influence regulators and prosecutors?
- Where can companies look for guidance on what to implement, beyond the Sentencing Guidelines?
- What has the federal government stated recently regarding self-governance and transparency?
- How do we know the government has actually made favorable enforcement decisions based upon effective compliance programs?
- How can companies use this guidance to design, assess and improve their own compliance programs?
- Apart from reducing risks, how can an effective compliance program bring additional benefits or value to a company?