Noted prosecutors to speak at first Medtronic Business and Law Roundtable Tuesday
Several prominent prosecutors will speak at a public forum on “A Searching Inquiry into Failures of Corporate Ethics: WorldCom, Tyco, and HealthSouth” that will be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, in the Schulze Grand Atrium at the University of St. Thomas School of Law.
The panel of prosecutors will be moderated by Hank Shea, a former assistant U.S. attorney and now a senior distinguished fellow at the School of Law.
The presentation will feature trial lawyers from the Bernard Ebbers, Dennis Kozlowski and Richard Scrushy prosecutions. They are: William Johnson, deputy chief of the Securities Fraud Task Force in the U. S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York; Marc Scholl, senior investigative counsel for the District Attorney, New York County; and Richard Smith, former acting chief of the Fraud Section of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Division and now a shareholder with Akerman Senterfitt.
They will offer their perspectives on three of the nation’s most notorious corporate fraud scandals, suggest lessons to be learned from the resulting prosecutions, and answer questions from the audience.
“Beyond Law and Compliance: Creating Ethical Cultures in the 21st Century” will also be a topic of a second presentation that will feature Ron James, president and CEO of the Center for Ethical Business Cultures; Jan Symchych, chief deputy general counsel of Medtronic; and Richard Ziegler, senior vice president and general counsel at 3M.
The discussion will be moderated by Neil Hamilton, executive director of the Thomas E. Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions at the School of Law.
The Nov. 7 program is the first in a series of Medtronic Business and Law Roundtables.
Sponsors for the event are Medtronic, Thomas E. Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions, Center for Ethical Business Cultures and St. Thomas’ Opus College of Business and School of Law.
Reservations were required and a capacity crowd has registered.