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Carson G. Burnham, Shareholder, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, PC to Speak at KC’s Whistleblowing: The Landmark to Global Compliance in 2016 Live Webcast

New York, NY, January 19, 2016 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Carson G. Burnham, Shareholder, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, PC, will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Whistleblowing: The Landmark to Global Compliance in 2016 Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for Thursday, January 28, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (ET).

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About Carson G. Burnham

Carson G. Burnham is the Chair of the International Practice Group at Ogletree Deakins, a Labor and Employment firm with offices throughout the States and Europe. Over the last three years, Carson built the International Practice in the US, and has since led the opening of the firm’s offices in London, Berlin, and Mexico City, and most recently in Canada. Carson has deep, first-hand experience advocating for multinational organizations and resolving all manner of global employment law and cross border issues, including litigation, employment negotiation advice and counsel, executive compensation and benefits, international corporate structure requirements for engaging a local or expat workforce, union and works council negotiations, arbitration, alternative dispute resolution, and training. Carson and her team also handle the range of employment law issues that arise in cross-border mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and restructurings. Carson specializes in assisting her U.S. clients break through obstacles arising from employment laws that impede fast paced growth and progress, particularly in Europe. She has handled matters in Canada, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Australia; she and her team have assisted clients in over 100 countries.

Prior to joining Ogletree, Carson was with a large general practice firm in Boston, practicing management-side labor and employment. She then moved in-house, serving as Vice President, Global Employment Law, with Novell, Inc., a multinational software company headquartered in Massachusetts. Carson graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D., 1998) and the University of Vermont (B.A., 1995).

About Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, PC

Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. The firm has 750 attorneys located in 48 offices across the United States, Europe, Mexico and Canada. Ogletree Deakins has been named a Law Firm of the Year five consecutive years by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.” In 2016, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Employment Law – Management category. In addition to handling labor and employment law matters, the firm has thriving practices focused on business immigration, employee benefits, and workplace safety and health law. Ogletree Deakins represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies. Our specialty is advising clients operating worldwide and offering cross-border solutions to key challenges of managing a global workforce.

Event Synopsis:
More and more countries across the globe are now adopting forms of Whistleblower Protection laws. It is worth noting that legal protection for whistleblowers varies significantly in effect and with jurisdiction. The global differences pose critical challenges for multinational employers imposing compliance policies and whistleblowing reporting schemes that are consistent across the organization and with applicable local regulations.

In this regard, it is imperative that multinational companies consider cultural differences in designing their whistleblowing programs, and ensure that they meet the demands of the international industry. Taking an adaptable approach will enable companies to effectively address potential malpractices at an early stage.

In this two-hour live Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group will help multinational companies understand the importance of whistleblower programs in global compliance for multinational corporations. Speakers will also provide best practices in developing and implementing an effective whistle-blowing policy and in ensuring global compliance with local laws.

Key topics include:

· Whistleblower Protection Among Countries
· Global Approach to Whistleblowing
· Compliance Challenges for Global Employers
· Whistleblowing Hotlines
· Global Approach to Effective Whistleblowing Policies
· Compliance Issues
· Best Practices

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