New York, NY, March 16, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Benjamin Britz, Senior Attorney, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Third Party Relationships: Risk Management and Contract Compliance.” This event is scheduled for April 11, 2013 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).
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About Benjamin S. Britz
Benjamin S. Britz is a senior associate in the litigation department who focuses on anti-corruption and internal investigations, corporate governance and compliance, and securities litigation and enforcement matters. Mr. Britz has substantial experience performing anti-corruption investigations and due diligence efforts around the globe, including in connection with DOJ, SEC, Senate, and World Bank inquiries. He further has particular and extensive experience in conducting corporate compliance monitorships and compliance program evaluations, including in matters before domestic, foreign, and multinational regulators, as well as in assisting American and European clients in designing, administering, and maintaining anti-corruption programs.
Mr. Britz also conducts securities and accounting fraud and insider-trading investigations, including in the context of SEC inquiries, and has represented clients in shareholder class action and derivative litigations among other matters.
Prior to joining Hughes Hubbard, Mr. Britz clerked on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio for Hon. Chief Judge James G. Carr.
About Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
With a distinguished history dating back to 1888, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP (www.hugheshubbard.com) is currently ranked #1 on The American Lawyer’s “A-List,” a list of 20 firms designated as the “top firms among the nation’s legal elite” -- its seventh year on this list. Headquartered in New York, with offices in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Miami, Jersey City, Kansas City, Paris and Tokyo, the firm provides comprehensive legal advice to clients around the world. Hughes Hubbard’s unwavering commitment to pro bono and diversity has distinguished the firm since its inception and has been recognized consistently through high rankings and awards in these areas. Through changing times, Hughes Hubbard’s goal has remained the same: To deliver results by bringing critical thinking to clients’ most critical matters.
In an effort to survive in a globally competitive environment, many companies are now increasingly utilizing third-party business relationships. While third-party business relationships are perceived to be a way for revenue optimization and cost reduction, in the real world this may not be so. Vendors’ failures to perform as contractually required, as well as corruption and illegal activities by vendors, are not only often costly for companies but also make them more susceptible to regulatory sanctions. It is critical that businesses constantly police their third-party contractual relationships and always have a complete understanding of the risks present in their third-party vendor relationships.
The Knowledge Group has assembled a panel of distinguished practitioners to discuss the risks involved in third-party relationships. The panel will offer insights on how to effectively manage vendor risks and help ensure contract compliance. In a two-hour live webcast, the speakers will explore the significant topics in this area, including:
- Regulatory Concerns for Third-Party Relationships (FCPA, UK Bribery Act, OFAC, CISADA etc.)
- Risk Audit and Assessment of Vendors
- Important Factors to Consider in Contract Negotiation
- Development of Effective Monitoring Systems and Training Programs for Third-Party Contract Compliance
- Best Practices for Risk Management and Contract Compliance
- And much more!
About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit: www.knowledgecongress.org.