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Setting the Tone: The Role of Corporate Counsel in Fostering an Ethical Corporate Environment

The 2007 Ethics Conference explored how, in an era of increased corporate scandals, corporate counsel could help foster and promote an ethical environment within their companies.


4:00 - 4:30 p.m. — Registration

4:30 - 4:40 p.m. — Introduction

Walter Spiegel, Vice President & General Counsel, Standard Textile Co., Inc.& President, Southwest Ohio Chapter, Association of Corporate Counsel

4:45-5:15 p.m — SEC Enforcement Actions Against General Counsel

Barbara Black, Charles Hartsock Professor of Law & Director, Corporate Law Center, UC College of Law

5:15 - 5:45 p.m — Perspectives on the Role of Corporate Consel in Fostering an Ethical Corporate Environment

James Johnson, Chief Legal Officer, Procter & Gamble Company

5:45 - 6:00 p.m — Break

6:00 - 7:00 p.m — Panel Discussion- Setting the Tone: How Can Corporate Counsel Promote an Ethical Corporate Culture?

Catherine Dwyer, Professor in Residence, Michigan State University
Ken Thompson, Senior Vice President & Global Chief Legal Officer, LexisNexis
Laura Nyquist, General Counsel & Secretary, Teradata Corporation
Barbara Wagner, Associate General Counsel, Chiquita Brands international Inc.
Ralph Kohen, Partner, Taft Stetinius & Hollister, Former Chief of DOJ Criminal Division, Southern District of Ohio

7:00 p.m — Closing

The 2007 Ethics Conference was sponsored by Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP and LexisNexis