In 2018, more CEOs were dismissed for ethical lapses than for any other reason, including financial performance or struggles between the CEO and the Board.1 Unprecedented activism against misconduct demands changes to organizational practices, increased accountability, and making a culture of integrity a top priority for leaders, HR and compliance professionals alike.

Do you have a plan in place to protect your organization against ethics failures? Gain insight from Elizabeth Bille of EVERFI and Steven J. Pearlman of Proskauer, and recently named one of Compliance Week’s “Top Minds of 2019,” as we discuss:

  • Recent changes to the DOJ guidelines for corporate compliance programs
  • Actionable strategies to address and prevent ethical lapses
  • How to demonstrate accountability and increase transparency of actions taken, your efforts, proactive efforts, etc.

Featured Speakers:

Elizabeth Owens Bille, JD, SHRM-SCP, is the Sr. Director of Harassment Prevention at EVERFI. Prior to joining EVERFI, Elizabeth was the general counsel and ethics officer and ethics officer of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and also served as a legal and policy advisor to the Vice Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). As an employment law attorney, she counseled employers of all sizes, and she has provided training to attorneys, HR professionals, and government investigators to attorneys, HR professionals, and government investigators on complex workplace issues.

Steven J. Pearlman is a partner in the Labor & Employment Law Department of the Proskauer law firm and co-head of the firm’s Whistleblowing & Retaliation Group. Based in Chicago, Steven’s practice covers the full spectrum of employment law, corporate governance, and ethics; he was also appointed to serve as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Illinois in employment litigation matters. He has received numerous honors and accolades from Chambers USA, Law 360, and Ethisphere, and was recently named one of Compliance Week’s Top Minds of 2019.

EVERFI is an approved SHRM recertification provider. 


Duration: 60 min.

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