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The Directors Roundtable Institute Invites You to Attend a Program
For Boards of Directors & Their Advisors

A WORLD CONFERENCE ON DEFENDING
DIRECTORS, C-SUITES & CORPORATIONS FROM LIABILITY:
Individual Accountability for Corporate Wrongdoing

Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. (8:00 a.m. Registration)
The Olympic Club, 524 Post Street, San Francisco

There is no fee to attend and continental breakfast will be served.
Two hours of California MCLE credit will be provided.

Agenda

Directors, C-Suite executives, in-house counsel, and corporations are increasingly facing more frequent litigation and government investigations, including bet-the-company lawsuits and criminal actions. The opposition ranges from government agencies to shareholders, customers, and other businesses.

In addition, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) has recently issued major new policies via the so-called “Yates Memo” that intensify individual accountability for corporate wrongdoing. Of particular note, two mandates in the Yates Memo provide:

  • In order to qualify for any cooperation credit, corporations must provide to the DOJ all relevant facts relating to the individuals involved in the corporation’s alleged misconduct.
  • Absent extraordinary circumstance or approved departmental policy, the DOJ will not release culpable individuals from civil or criminal liability even after resolving a matter with a corporation.

Our panel of Distinguished Speakers will share with you their insights as to the Yates Memo and how corporate leaders can minimize liability risks for themselves and their companies in light of the expanding attention on corporate and individual misconduct. Parallel events will be held in U.S. and other cities worldwide.

The Directors Roundtable Institute is a not-for-profit organization that organizes worldwide programming for Directors and their advisors. Directors Roundtable is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider. This activity has been approved for 2.0 hours of general MCLE credit.

Distinguished Speakers

David Callaway
Assistant United States Attorney and Chief of the Criminal Division,
Northern District of California

Matthew Jacobs
Partner, Vinson & Elkins LLP
Government Investigations & White Collar Criminal Defense

Juan González III
Principal, KPMG LLP
Forensic Advisory Services

Dana Kopper
Managing Director, Lockton Companies, LLC
Directors & Officers’ Liability, Governance Risk Management Group

Michael Charlson (Moderator)
Partner, Vinson & Elkins LLP
Shareholder Litigation & Enforcement

Selected Biographies and Materials