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UH Law Center Holds Symposium On Business Ethics and Compliance

A major theme: keeping boards of directors engaged in addressing ethical problems.


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The University of Houston Law Center is hosting its third annual symposium on ethics and compliance in the workplace today. The conference aims to provide practical advice to companies and their attorneys on dealing with issues ranging from harassment to social media use. Speakers will include chief compliance officers from several Fortune 500 companies, including Walmart and Google.

Eric Morehead is vice president and senior compliance counsel for NYSE Governance Services, a division of the New York Stock Exchange. He says one of the major topics for this year’s event will be how to make boards of directors more responsive to ethical concerns.

“There’s a real concern, I think, both from the public and other stakeholders out there that the board of directors just doesn’t get it on a lot of levels with some organizations,” Morehead says. “And one of the key things that the regulators, both in D.C. and internationally, are looking for, is the involvement in oversight of the board of directors.”

The conference runs from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today at the UH Law Center. 

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Andrew Schneider

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