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The Growing Professionalization of Ethics and Compliance

03/17/2021 @ 14:00 - 17:00 EDT

About the event:

In the early days of compliance, the compliance role was a responsibility handed off to an in house lawyer who didn’t want it and didn’t know what to do with it. We’ve come a long way since then, but can we say that ethics and compliance is now a separate profession? In this session we’ll discuss the evolution of the compliance role, and what it will take for E&C to be viewed as a true profession. We’ll also discuss what the emerging ethics and compliance “profession” will look like in 10 or 20 years.

About our speaker:

Robert Mascola, Senior Director, Compliance Programs, joined Fordham Law School in May 2019, after more than 20 years of working in law and compliance. At Fordham, Bob oversees the growing graduate corporate compliance degree programs and teaches and advises students. Prior to joining Fordham, Bob was Deputy Chief Compliance Officer at the world’s largest gold mining company, Barrick Gold, and before that led the ethics and compliance function for Philip Morris International America’s region and served as the global lead for its anti-corruption program. Before going in house, Bob worked as an antitrust attorney at Arnold & Porter LLP in Washington, where he focused on antitrust litigation, white collar defense, and mergers and acquisitions. Bob currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Ethics and Compliance Initiative, a leading association of Ethics and Compliance professionals.

Bob received his Masters in International Affairs at The George Washington University and his JD from Harvard Law School.