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Ethics and Compliance for Humans

October 27 @ 14:00 - 15:00 EDT

About the Speaker:

Adam D. J. Balfour is Bridgestone Americas, Inc.’s Vice President and General Counsel for Corporate Compliance and Latin America. Adam also chairs Bridgestone’s global compliance team and works closely with attorneys in Japan, CAP and EMIA. He has written several articles on ethics and compliance and regularly speaks at national and regional conferences. He previously worked for Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in New York. He is a graduate of the University of Dundee, Scotland and Harvard Law School and is CCEP certified.

About the Event:

Ethics and compliance are about much more than just rules and regulations. The rules and regulations are, of course, important, but we need to understand how humans think, act and behave relative to the required or desired standards and find ways to effectively engage with people. Simply telling people the law and/or drafting policies that include more defined terms than a dictionary and serve only to blame employees if wrongdoing occurs do little to help employees or the ethics and compliance program; we cannot simply tell people what they should or should not do and we add value when we help people understand how and why we need them to do something. Ethics and compliance can seem like a “scary” or “abstract” concept for many people, so it is key for us as ethics and compliance professionals to be able to explain our program in human, relatable and relevant terms. In this session, we will talk about a variety of different ways in which we can “humanize” ethics and compliance and ensure that your program is employee centric.