FBI Director James B. Comey, Chief of the SEC's Office of the Whistleblower Sean McKessy, Deputy Assistant Attorney General at U.S. Department of Justice Joyce Branda, Ethicist Marianne M. Jennings are among 2014 Compliance & Ethics Institute headliners
MINNEAPOLIS, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leaders in government enforcement, ethics, and compliance will address compliance and ethics professionals assembling in Chicago, Illinois for the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) annual Compliance & Ethics Institute, held over four days in September, the SCCE announced today.
SCCE's 13th annual Compliance and Ethics Institute held September 14-17, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago will feature the following general session speakers:
Joyce Branda, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice. Joyce R. Branda is Director of the Fraud Section of the Commercial Litigation Branch, Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice, where she supervises 90 attorneys in civil fraud matters and federal litigation under the False Claims Act and other anti-fraud laws.
James B. Comey, Director, U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation. On September 4, 2013, James B. Comey was sworn in as the seventh Director of the FBI. Comey has served as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, deputy attorney general at the Department of Justice (DOJ) under then-U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, and has worked for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York as an assistant U.S. attorney as well as assistant U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia.
Eric R. Havian, Partner, Phillips & Cohen, LLP. Attorney Havian has extensive experience representing whistleblowers. His experience as a former Assistant U.S. Attorney combined with more than 15 years of specializing in whistleblower cases make him a valuable advocate.
Marianne M. Jennings. Professor Marianne Jennings is an emeritus professor of legal and ethical studies in business from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, having retired in 2011 after 35 years of teaching there. She continues to teach graduate courses in business ethics at colleges around the country.
Sean McKessy, Chief, Securities and Exchange Commission Office of the Whistleblower. Sean McKessy re-joined the SEC in February 2011 to oversee the Office of the Whistleblower in the Division of Enforcement. In that role, Mr. McKessy leads a program charged with working with whistleblowers, handling their tips and complaints, and helping the Commission determine the awards for individuals who provide the agency with information that leads to successful enforcement actions.
Jennifer O'Brien, Chief Compliance Officer, UnitedHealthcare. Jenny O'Brien is the Chief Compliance Officer for UnitedHealthcare, including UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement. Jenny provides oversight and strategic direction for the business' compliance programs, collaborating with leaders from across the organization to ensure the business exceeds the federal government's compliance requirements.
About the Compliance & Ethics Institute SCCE's Annual Compliance & Ethics Institute is the primary education and networking event for professionals working in compliance and ethics around the world. At this meeting, attendees learn the latest methods and strategies for developing and improving their compliance programs in this rapidly growing and evolving profession.
The Compliance & Ethics Institute features more than 100 educational sessions, 150 speakers, and offers the following seven tracks:
About the SCCE The Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics (SCCE), headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, is a non-profit professional member association that serves compliance and ethics professionals globally. The association provides resources and training to compliance professionals and champions ethical practices and compliance standards. Visit the SCCE website at www.corporatecompliance.org.