Barbarians at the Gate: The Role, Responsibilities, and Challenges of Corporate "Gatekeepers"

Presented by Morrison & Foerster and the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics


Palo Alto, CA

Hear from an experienced panel which includes a CFO, Audit Committee chair, outside auditor, inside counsel, outside counsel, and senior SEC enforcement attorney

Topics Include:

  • An overview of more than twenty categories of “gatekeepers”
  • Changing expectations for internal and external corporate “gatekeepers”—the SEC’s view
  • The fiduciary obligations, authority and responsibilities of “gatekeepers”
  • Personal risks for “gatekeepers”—loss of reputation, civil exposure, and criminal liability
  • How to effectively “man the gate” while limiting your personal, legal, and career risks
  • “Doing the right thing” and other ethical dilemmas
  • The slippery slope: becoming “part of the problem” rather than “the solution”

Who Should Attend:

Chief Executive Officers; Chief Financial Officers; General Counsel; Controllers/Principal Accounting Officers; Internal Auditors; HR Officers; Compliance Officers; Ethics Officers; Chairs and Members of Audit Committees, Governance Committees, and Compensation Committees of Boards of Directors; Outside Auditors; Outside Counsel




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