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The Role of Corporate Ombuds: An Organizational Partner for Risk Mitigation and Conflict Prevention

January 3, 2013
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST

Speakers: Charles L. Howard

January 3, 2013
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
Office of Hogan Lovells, Washington, D.C.

Panelists in the fields of Ombudsry and corporate litigation will describe how an Office of the Ombuds helps organizations manage legal and financial risk and reduce conflict in the workplace. Specific topics include how an Ombuds office can be used most effectively; the primary statutes that affect risk for corporations, such as whistleblower laws and sentencing guidelines; how an Ombuds can forestall the impact of those laws by encouraging employees to come forward with information; how an Ombuds privilege can be protected during litigation; and issues that should be considered when standing up an Office of the Ombuds for the first time.

Charles Howard Partner, Shipman & Goodwin LLP
Patrick Gnazzo Principal, Better Business Practices, LLC
Susan Hackett CEO and CLO, Legal Executive Leadership, LLC
James Hostetler Managing Director, McBride Associates, LLC (Moderator)


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