NEWARK, N.J., July 5, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman, a keynote speaker at the upcoming Rutgers Ethical Leadership Conference, will emphasize that organizations must follow the letter and the spirit of the law or face costly criminal charges and civil claims. Olympus Corp. of the Americas is a prime example. The company is losing $623 million for charges and claims to resolve a scheme paying kickbacks to doctors and hospitals.
"It is now state of the art for companies to be part of the solution when it comes to ethical leadership and behavior," said Mr. Fishman. Through concrete examples, Fishman will provide prosecutorial insight into what steps businesses and universities should take to prevent misconduct – and how they should behave if they encounter compliance problems. He'll address how US attorneys chose to focus on specific fields or businesses and touch on which industries are high priority areas of focus for his NJ district.
Fishman is joined by keynote speaker Michael Josephson (Josephson Institute of Ethics), as well as Joseph Murphy, CCEP (Author: 501 Ideas for your Compliance and Ethics Program) and Jack Hoban (Author: The Ethical Warrior).
The conference will be held in New Brunswick, N.J. on July 25-26, 2016, and is produced by The Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership and Rutgers Office of Enterprise Risk Management, Ethics, and Compliance. There is a networking event for all two-day attendees, which kicks off the conference on the evening of July 24th. Tickets are available at http://bit.ly/EthConf .
It brings together "Big 10" University risk managers and compliance officers who helped plan this conference, plus their counterparts in all other business sectors. The conference is titled "How to Build an Ethical Culture: Leadership's Role."
The Ethics and Compliance Conference also includes break-out sessions on:
- Building an Ethics Program from the Ground-Up
- Healthcare and Compliance
- Research and Academic Integrity
Additional sessions will be centered on:
- Managing Ethical Crises
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Title IX and University Athletic Dilemmas
A major feature of this conference is the networking opportunities facilitated by the business front-runners and "Big 10" experts who lead these sessions.
The 2016 Ethical Leadership Conference is sponsored by HCCS (a HealthStream Company) and Wells Fargo.
About the Institute for Ethical Leadership
The Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers Business School develops education, training and critical-thinking tools that make leaders more effective, and helps them make ethical decisions in the face of real-world challenges. It provides these tools to partners, including business, government, and nonprofit organizations.
About the Office of Enterprise Risk Management, Ethics, and Compliance
Having established a best-of breed Health Care Compliance program at Rutgers, the RU Office of Enterprise Risk Management, Ethics, and Compliance expanded its mandate to bring the same ethics and compliance principles to other sectors of the university. Its mission is to break down silos and establish a university-wide system that anticipates risks, then takes steps to mitigate and resolve them.
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SOURCE Rutgers Business School’s Institute for Ethical Leadership