SCCE's 10th Annual Compliance & Ethics Institute, With Over 800 Attendees—590 In-House Compliance and Ethics Practitioners—Breaks Previous Record

Sep 21, 2011, 13:00 ET from The Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics

80 sessions, 30 exhibitors, 115 speakers made up of Government and Business Leaders  from U.S. Sentencing Commission, Dow Jones, Microsoft, Bechtel, TAMKO, Philip Morris, Eli Lilly, World Bank Group, Department of Homeland Security, Boeing, U.S. Department of Justice, FBL Financial Group, British Telecom, Starbucks, Walmart, and many more

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE), a nonprofit professional association made up of more than 2,500 compliance and ethics professionals from across the globe, welcomed over 800 attendees including more than 590 in-house compliance and ethics professionals to its 10th Annual Compliance & Ethics Institute, September 11-14, 2011, Las Vegas, NV. Twenty countries were represented at this year's conference.

The Compliance and Ethics Institute program offered 80 sessions and featured special ethics, as well as compliance risk tracks plus Advanced Discussion Groups led by highly regarded industry experts including Michael Horowitz, Joseph Murphy, Dan Roach, Patrick Gnazzo, Theodore Banks, David Heller, Amy E. Hutchens, Diana Lutz, Steve Cohen, and Greg Duffy. Compliance and Ethics Case Studies were presented from corporations including Alcatel-Lucent, Bausch & Lomb, Inc., Cisco Systems, FBL Financial Group, Inc., J.C. Penney, and Microsoft.

"The growth of the Institute is testament to the rising recognition that compliance and ethics is emerging both as a profession and as a discipline that companies need to invest in. More and more companies are realizing that compliance will help them prevent, find and fix the problems that can be devastating to a company's reputation and the trust people place in business," said SCCE Chief Executive Officer Roy Snell.

HISTORY's Pawn Stars Rick Harrison, owner of Las Vegas' Gold & Silver Pawn Shop opened Monday's general session telling the packed audience to "Go in front of your CEO and tell him 'I'm going to make you money', because saving you money is the same as making money." Patrick Kuhse, speaker, trainer & consultant on business ethics (and former fugitive) concluded his presentation by telling the assembled that "the only two things we take with us at the end of the day are our choices and our relationships."

Bechtel's Vice President & Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer,  Nancy Higgins, Esq. moderated Tuesday's general session a panel discussion -'What Your Board Wants to Know About Your Ethics & Compliance Program' - with panelists Carolyn Corvi, Board of Directors, United Continental Holdings, Inc. and Goodrich Corporation; Marillyn Hewson, Board of Directors, DuPont; Executive Vice President, Electronic Systems, Lockheed Martin Corporation; and Anne Stevens, Board of Directors, Lockheed Martin Corporation.

'Let's Get This Party Started: Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Bounty Protections, Internal Company Programs and More!' followed and prompted a lively debate moderated by Donna Boehme, Principal, Compliance Strategists, LLC; with panelists Eric Havian, Attorney, Phillips & Cohen LLP; Stephen Kohn, Executive Director, National Whistleblowers Center; and Amar Sarwal, Associate General Counsel, Association of Corporate Counsel.  

"The response from the conference attendees was just off the hook. It demonstrated a real need to hear the latest best practices and to get new ideas. I'm glad the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics was able to help fill that need," said Snell.

About the SCCE
The Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics (SCCE) is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN. Its mission: SCCE exists to champion ethical practice and compliance standards in all organizations and to provide the necessary resources for compliance professionals and others who share these principles. Visit the SCCE Web site at, Tel: +1 952 933 4977; Toll Free: 888-277-4977. Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics is located at 6500 Barrie Road, Suite 250, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55435. E-mail:

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