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A variety of sessions at the 2019 ComplianceNet Conference were recorded. Please see the list below and click on the link to access the video. (Note that a new window will open, so ensure your popups aren't blocked.)


Opening Remarks

1) Michael Risch, Vice-Dean of Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
2) Josephine Sandler Nelson, Villanova University Law & Business Schools Professor


What Should We Be Doing in Business Ethics

Speaker: Mary C. Gentile, Creator/Director of “Giving Voice to Values,” University of Virginia Darden School of Business Professor


Plenary Session: The State of Business Ethics and Compliance

Chair: Josephine Sandler Nelson
1) Robert Mass, Goldman Sachs Managing Director
2) Linda K. Treviño, Penn State Smeal College of Business Professor

3) Hui Chen, Global Ethics and Compliance Leader and Consultant

4) Phil Nichols, Wharton School Professor of Social Responsibility in Business


The Dark Side of Compliance

Chair: Josephine Sandler Nelson
1) June Carbone, University of Minnesota Professor of Law, Science and Technology, “Shooting Someone on Fifth Avenue and Getting Away with It: How Bonus Systems Preserve Upper Management Deniability”
2) William Black, University of Missouri-Kansas City Professor of Law
3) Don Langevoort, Georgetown University Professor of Law, “Slippery Slopes and Ethical Apathy”
4) Hagen Rafeld, Vice President, Business Control Unit, Global Markets Division at a FrankfurtBased Financial Institution, “Essays on Rogue Traders and Collusive Rogue Trading: Implications of Control Balance, Organizational Misbehaviour, and Behavioural Patterns of Group Dynamics”
5) Josephine Sandler Nelson, Villanova Law & Business Schools Professor, “Compliance and Internal Firm Behavior”


Teaching Theranos: A Modern Case Study in Business Ethics and Corporate Compliance

Chair: Priya Baskaran

1) Lauren Rogal, Vanderbilt University Professor of Law, “Nondisclosure Agreements in the Age of Theranos”
2) Jennifer Oliva, West Virginia University Professor of Law, “Regulatory Compliance as a Core Competency for Corporate Counsel”
3) Lynnise Pantin, Clinical Professor of Law at Columbia University Law School, “Theranos and Structural Inequality in the Start-Up Ecosystem”
4) Priya Baskaran, West Virginia University Professor of Law, “Theranos: When Fiduciary Duties Fail


Assessing Legal and Regulatory Conformity in Business Organizations

Chair: Adam Fine

1) Melissa Rorie, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Professor of Criminal Justice, “Do You See Yourself Complying?: The Use of Visual Measures in Compliance Surveys”
2) Todd Haugh, Indiana University Professor of Business Law and Ethics, “Power Distributions in Compliance”
3) Natalie Schell-Busey, Rowan University Professor of Law and Justice Studies, “Using Meta-Analysis/Systematic Review to Examine Corporate Compliance”
4) Ricardo Pellafone, Founder of Broadcat, “Measuring Corporate Compliance: Conceptual, Structural, and Practical Challenges”


Fraud Investigation Techniques and Trends

Chair: James Bierstaker
1) Frederick Kohm, Forensic Accountant, Grant Thorton
2) Meaghan Schmidt, Forensic Accountant, Alix Partners
3) James Bierstaker, Ph.D., Accounting Professor, Villanova School of Business
4) Norman P. Ostrove, Enforcement Staff Attorney, Securities and Exchange Commission
5) Jim Stone, Vice President of Corporate Audit at BASF


Public and Private Enforcement Strategies

Chair: Amanda Kennedy
1) Elysa Dishman, Brigham Young University Professor of Law, “Compliance in the Shadow of Settlement”
2) Colin Provost, University College London Professor of Political Science, “Testing the Effects of Information Disclosure in the UK Modern Slavery Act”
3) Amanda Kennedy, Queensland University of Technology Professor of Law, and Cameron Holley, UNSW Sydney Professor of Law, “Private Sector Governance of the Energy/Environment Nexus: Can Governance Without Government Work?”


Combatting Sex Assault Problems in the Roman Catholic Church

Chair: Michael Moreland
1) John Delaney, Philadelphia Archdiocese Head of Investigations
2) Michael Moreland, Villanova University Professor of Law and Religion
3) Christine M. Wechsler, Attorney at Elliott Greenleaf


Ethical Decision-Making in Diverse Contexts and Cultures

Chair: Melissa Rorie

1) Weichun Zhu, Guangzhou University Professor of Law, “Ethical Decision-Making in
Organizations: Theoretical Integration and Future Directions”
2) Mahak Nagpal, Rutgers University Ph.D. Candidate in Organizational Behavior and Business Ethics, “Building an Understanding of Moral Ambiguity”
3) Phil Nichols, Wharton School Professor of Social Responsibility in Business, “Universal or Culture Specific Response to the Global Anticorruption Regime: Insights from SelfEnforcing Rules 


Cambridge Handbook on Compliance Workshop Panel

Chair: Benjamin van Rooij

1) Yuval Feldman, Bar-Ilan University Professor of Law, “Behavioral Ethics as Compliance”

2) Judith van Erp, Utrecht University Professor of Public Institutions, “Naming and Shaming and Regulatory Compliance”
3) Dan Nagin, Carnegie Mellon, Heinz College Professor of Public Policy and Statistics, “Procedural Justice and Legal Compliance: An Update”
4) Benjamin van Rooij, University of Amsterdam and University of California-Irvine Professor of Law, “The Deterrent Effect of Tort”


How Do Laws and Regulations Motivate Compliance?

Chair: Robert Hughes
1) Vania Lucia Vieira, Federal Public Attorney and Doctorate in Law at the University of Brasilia, Brazil, “Anti-Corruption Compliance and Regulatory Model: Prescriptive Regulation and Risk of Implementation of Sham Programs”
2) John McArdle, Salem State University Professor of Law and Entrepreneurship, “Closed Without Closure: Strategies for Disposition of Restricted Endowment Assets Under the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (UPMIFA)”
3) Kish Parella, Washington and Lee University Professor of Law, “Improving Human Rights Diligence in Global Supply Chains”
4) Robert Hughes, Wharton School Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, “Breaking the Law Under Competitive Pressure”


Culture, Criminality, & Compliance

Chair: Orli Oren-Kolbinger
1) Deirdre Healy, University College Dublin Lecturer in Criminology, “Simple Rhetoric and Complex Punitiveness: Federal Criminal Justice Responses to White-Collar Criminality”
2) David Zaring, Wharton School Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, “Regulatory Strategies for Improving Banking Culture”
3) Orli Oren-Kolbinger, Villanova University Professor and Fellow in Law, Business, and Economics, “How to Get Away with Tax NonCompliance? An Empirical Analysis of Judicial Decision-Making in Equitable ‘Innocent Spouse Relief’ Cases”


Corporate Compliance Pathways

Chair: Sarah Duggin
1) Jonathan Rusch, Principal at DTG Risk and Compliance, New York University Law School Senior Fellow in the Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement, and
Georgetown University Law Center Adjunct Professor, “Corporate Code and Unethical Coding”
2) Asaf Raz, University of Pennsylvania Law School SJD Candidate, “A Purpose-Based Theory of Corporate Law”
3) Michael Useem, Wharton School William and Jacalyn Egan Professor of Management “Leadership by Other Means: How a Recurrently Updated Values Statement Can Help Ensure Company Compliance When Personal Direction Cannot”
4) Sarah Duggin, The Catholic University of America Professor of Law and Director of Compliance Program, “Law, Faith & Corporate Ethics: Is There a Role for Religious Traditions in Establishing a Culture of Corporate Responsibility?


Technology and Business Ethics

Chair: Brett Frischmann
1) Kevin Werbach, Wharton School Professor of Legal Studies & Business Ethics, “The Blockchain and the New Architecture of Trust”
2) Bendert Zevenbergen, Professional Specialist at Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy and Doctoral Candidate at the Oxford Internet Institute, “The Uses and Misuses of ‘Ethics’ in AI Development and Integration”
3) Brett Frischmann, Villanova University Professor in Law, Business and Economics, “ReEngineering Humanity”


Compliance in Novel Contexts

Chair: Doron Dorfman
1) Daniel Harris, Chicago Kent College of Law Adjunct Professor of Agency Law, “The Lost Rationale of Agency Law”
2) Sarah Dadush, Rutgers Law School Professor of Law, “Contracting for Human Rights”
3) Oludara Akanmidu, De Montfort University Leicester, Law School Lecturer, “Directors’ Duties and Compliance: Is Public Enforcement
the Solution?”
4) Doron Dorfman, Syracuse University College of Law Professor of Law, “Suspicious Species: Assistance Animals and Visible Signs of Compliance”


Enforcing Business Ethics

Chair: Joseph Pileri
1) Geeyoung Min, Columbia Law School PostDoctoral Fellow in Corporate Law and Governance, “Short-changing Compliance”
2) Joe McGrath, University College Dublin Lecturer in Law, “Differential Association, Opportunity Theory, and White-Collar Crime”
3) Usha Rodrigues, University of Georgia Chair of Corporate Finance and Securities Law, “The Outsiders”
4) Joseph Pileri, American University Washington Professor of Law, “Who is the Client?


Corporate Social Responsibility and Issues of “Beyond Compliance” Behavior

Chair: Leora Eisenstadt

1) Shana Starobin, Bowdoin College Professor of Environmental Studies and Government, “Credibility Beyond Compliance: Uncertified Smallholders in Sustainable Food Systems”
2) Tetty Havinga, Radboud University Professor of Sociology of Law, “Beyond Compliance: Business Ethics and Food Safety Culture”
3) Leora Eisenstadt, Temple University, Fox School of Business Professor of Legal Studies, and Jeffrey R. Boles, Temple University Fox School of Business Professor of Legal Studies, “When Compliance Exceeds Law”


Plenary Session: Regulation, Governance and Compliance

Chair: Benjamin van Rooij
1) Jodi Short, University of California-Hastings Professor of Law, “Coupling Labor Codes of Conduct and Supplier Labor Practices: The Role of Internal Structural Conditions”
2) Garry Gray, University of Victoria Professor of Sociology, “’Generalizing Conceptual Understanding’: The Role of Qualitative Research in Capturing Compliance Behaviors across Legal and Regulatory Domains”
3) Susan Silbey, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor of Anthropology, “From Nudge to Culture and Back Again: Coalface Governance in the Regulated Organization”

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