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Michael D. Mann, Partner with Sidley Austin LLP to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s “Got Ethics? Effective Ways to Strengthen Your Compliance and Ethics Program” in 2016

New York, NY, May 28, 2016 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Michael D. Mann, a White Collar Government Investigations and Litigation Partner with Sidley Austin LLP in New York, will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Got Ethics? Effective Ways to Strengthen Your Compliance and Ethics Program in 2016.” This event is scheduled for August 10, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 2:00pm (ET).

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About Michael D. Mann

Michael is partner in Sidley’s New York office and focuses his practice on white-collar criminal defense, securities enforcement matters, internal corporate investigations and complex civil litigation. Michael has represented public companies, board committees, financial institutions and related individuals in internal, criminal and regulatory investigations, prosecutions and litigations. He regularly counsels clients on foreign corruption, money laundering and sanctions compliance safeguards, including due diligence of business partners in international business transactions, the design, implementation and maintenance of anti-bribery and other financial crime compliance programs, and the development of proactive compliance assessments. Michael also has extensive experience representing clients in a wide array of complex civil and criminal litigation at both the trial and appellate levels.

About Sidley Austin LLP

Sidley Austin LLP is a premier law firm with a practice highly attuned to the ever-changing international landscape. The firm advises clients around the globe, with more than 1,900 lawyers in 20 offices worldwide. Sidley maintains a commitment to providing quality legal services and to offering advice in litigation, transactional and regulatory matters spanning virtually every area of law. The firm’s lawyers have wide-reaching legal backgrounds and are dedicated to teamwork, collaboration and superior client service.

Ethics and compliance are the different sides of the same coin, and the distinction between both terms are often overlooked and considered insignificant by companies. Thus, the difference between the two is as an integral component for the overall culture of businesses. Focusing more in one area can lead to possible risks and challenges to the company. To be able to manage the risks posed by employee and third party misconduct and to deal with potential violations, it is essential for companies to have an effective compliance and ethics program

In a two-hour live webcast, a distinguished panel of professionals and thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group will offer the audience with an in-depth discussion of the fundamentals as well as legal aspects of the Corporate Compliance and Ethics Programs. The panel will also offer the audience with their thoughts and opinions on how to best comply with the program requirements.

Key topics include:

− Corporate Compliance and Ethics – An Overview
− U.S. Sentencing Guidelines – Legal Primer
− Components and Requirements of Effective Compliance Program
− Impacts and Implications to the Company Culture and Operations
− Opportunities and Legal Challenges
− Self-Help and Practical Solutions
− Initial Risk Assessment and Long Term Monitoring

About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Group 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 for an event, please visit:
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